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Teldah Mawarire

Teldah Mawarire

Teldah Mawarire is an advocacy and campaigns officer with the organisation
SADC fiddles while the DRC burns
SADC fiddles while the DRC burns
When a home catches fire, neighbours dash out to fight the blaze. They are motivated not only by a concern for the occupants’ welfare but also...
Tanzania’s illiberal tilt
Tanzania’s illiberal tilt
During a recent phone call with a Tanzanian journalist and human rights activist whom I know well, many of my questions were met with uncharacteristic silence. My friend is bold, plucky, and usually talkative. But on this occasion, politics was too dangerous for her to discuss. With...
Battle to empower women farmers
Battle to empower women farmers
Traditionally, African women have fed their families through subsistence farming and are the labour mainstay on agricultural land, providing about...
Migrant problem, radical answer
Migrant problem, radical answer
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South-South aid will go south
South-South aid will go south
There's a new "craze" in the development sector – South-South co-operation. It's becoming fashionable with the nongovernmental organisation...
'SA must act on Swazi rights crisis'
'SA must act on Swazi rights crisis'
Human rights lawyer Thulani Maseko has again rattled the Swaziland government – this time from jail after he wrote a letter that appears to have...
What Mugabe’s red carpet tumble means
What Mugabe’s red carpet tumble means
Wednesday, February 4 2015, could not have been going any better for President Robert Mugabe.
Zambia's poll of the economy
Zambia's poll of the economy
Zambia goes to the poll on Tuesday, January 20, to choose a new president after the death of incumbent "King Cobra" Michael Sata last year.
Slowly, slowly, the ANC is following Zanu-PF's lead
Slowly, slowly, the ANC is following Zanu-PF's lead
The ANC and Zanu-PF are cut from the same cloth – liberation movements that emancipated black people from colonial regimes. Though the two have...
We're on the government's hit list - Botswana opposition leader
We're on the government's hit list - Botswana opposition leader
Ahead of Botswana’s elections, Duma Boko, leader of the opposition party Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) says his life and the lives of...
Zim: Internal conflicts scar Impi
Zim: Internal conflicts scar Impi
Zimbabwe's Information and Media Panel of Inquiry – which incidentally means "war" in Nguni languages, including the Ndebele dialect widely...