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The health news that made the headlines

In November came the news that the Global Fund to fight Aids, TB and Malaria was in a financial crisis, because of declining donor commitments and failure by donors to honor existing commitments. The Fund’s board cancelled Round 11 of its funding applications, which was supposed to provide money for 2011 to 2013.

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The Assault on Patriarchy in Tunisia

By Dan Moshenberg Tunisians went to the polls on Sunday, October 23, 2011. Remember the date, because it’s historic. It’s the first free elections of the Arab Spring, which is,…..

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Nicholas Kristof Saves Another Woman

By Dan Moshenberg He’s ba-a-a-ack! After a decade or so of “saving” South East Asian sex workers from “slavery”, sometimes by actually purchasing them, Nicholas Kristof has found Africa. Kenya,…..

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The Real Maids of Beirut

By Dan Moshenberg If you’ve followed the news from the Lebanon over the last few years, you’ve read quite a bit about the difficult to desperate situation of domestic workers……

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Malawi Spring

By Dan Moshenberg Did you hear about Malawi Spring? It started Wednesday, July 20. Thousands of people filled the streets of the capital Lilongwe, the commercial capital Blantyre, the northern…..

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The Rwandan Glass Ceiling

The second instalment of Dan Moshenberg’s weekly posts (his first here) on that place where gender, Africa and media collide.–Sean Jacobs By Dan Moshenberg Let’s talk about Rwandan women. Last…..

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This Generation of African Women Leaders

Dan Moshenberg has written guest posts for AIAC before and we’ve HT’d him a few times. But this posts marks the first of his weekly posts here on gender politics……

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Political Economy

I just came across this great 2005 interview by “The Minnesota Review” with American political scientist Adolph Reed. In-between talking about his personal biography (he’s been a Marxist since he…..

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New Sara Baartman Film

I just finished an essay (with my research assistant Adam Esrig) on new developments in African film–most notably the business model of Nollywood, the emergence of South Africa as a…..