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Africa News In Brief (10/22/13)

By Africa News in Brief, News & Current Affairs

A DECADE-LONG PEACE IN MOZAMBIQUE NOW IN PERIL Oct. 22 (GIN) – Mozambique, profiled as the next Norway enjoying a windfall from its recent finds in off-shore gas, may be headed for troubled waters instead. A fragile peace has reigned over the southeast nation since a treaty in 1992 ended a 16 year long civil war. A pawn in the Cold War of the great powers, the coastal nation was…

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Amilcar Cabral

By Editors' Choice

Cape Verdean Connection: Transnational Community was a featured program at the 1995 Festival of American Folklife at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC. At this event, Ana Maria Cabral, widow of Amilcar Cabral, delivered an address about her late husband’s understanding of culture and its implications for modern nationhood.

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The Death of Grenada’s Revolution

By Editors' Choice

jpegOn October 19th 1983, Grenada’s leftist Prime Minister, Maurice Bishop, was killed following a coup. Six days later the US invaded the tiny Caribbean island. We hear from Ann Peters and Don Rojas who were with Maurice Bishop in his final hours. Ms. Peters is the head of Grenada’s Association of Nurses and Mr. Rojas is the former press secretary to PM Maurice Bishop and current director of communications of the Institute of the Black World.

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If you’re black, go back–Haitians in the Dominican Republic

By Commentaries/Opinions

By Reginald Dumas In March 2007 Amnesty International (AI) published a report which stated that some 20-30,000 Haitians were expelled every year from the Dominican Republic (DR) and that many of these expulsions breached international human rights law. Haitians and Dominico-Haitians were often rounded up and deported with no chance of appeal, purely on the basis of their skin colour (my emphasis). Many had valid work permits and visas, and…

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Prime Minister Gonsalves of St. Vincent writes ‘robustly’ to Dominican Republic President

By News & Current Affairs

Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves has written to President of the Dominican Republic, Danilo Medina, over a court decision that effectively revokes citizenship to some 250,000 persons of Haitian descent born in the Dominican Republic. “I regret that the circumstances have compelled me to write robustly on this matter. I assure you that my language is restrained and does not fully express my personal outrage,” Gonsalves said at the end…

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