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Rich Dialogue Marks IBW’s Symposium on The Future of Democracy in Africa & the Caribbean

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“Its not often that grassroots activists, Pan-Africanists and progressive academics get an opportunity to interface with statesmen from Africa and the Caribbean and mingle with diplomats from those regions over a period of two days,” commented one of the invited participants at the Symposium on the Future of Democracy & Development in Africa and the Caribbean organized by the Institute of the Black World 21st Century (IBW).

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

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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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