How to get African films we should see onto our screens

Lindiwe Dovey, SOAS, University of London Confronted with questions about why the jury of the 2016 Berlin Film Festival has no people of colour, the jury president – and three-time Oscar-winner – Meryl Streep said: We are all Africans really. In the wake of the OscarsSoWhite controversy about lack of diversity in the film industry, …

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Trial in Senegal of former Chadian president is a victory for civil society

Marie Gibert, Birkbeck, University of London Hopes have been raised that the victims of atrocities perpetrated more than 25 years ago by the regime of Hissène Habré, Chad’s former president, may at last find justice. The former dictator is on trial before Senegal’s Extraordinary African Chambers for crimes including the politically motivated murders of at …

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The neglect of health governance in Africa

By Jon Spaull [Republished under a Creative Commons license from SciDev.Net.] If you are unable to listen to this audio, please update your browser or click here to download the file [6.4 MB].   The importance of effective leadership in health services provision has been neglected for too long by many African countries, says Jemal …

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After a stormy election, dark clouds still loom over Zambia

Republished with a Creative Commons license from The Conversation. Read the original article. By Stephen Chan, SOAS, University of London The Zambian presidential election of January 20, held to choose a president to eke out the late Michael Sata’s term, were conducted amid thunderstorms that struck the entire country. Thanks to the awful weather, only …

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