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Thursday, September 9th, 2010

Why is xenophobic violence not the scandal that mobilizes the middle classes and the suburbs into action?

The World Cup had just ended, and there were stories in the newspapers, telling us that foreign nationals were going to be killed  as soon as the event was over. These stories immediately mobilized many of us in civil society, and it even mobilized the state into action. The army was deployed as a visible

Thursday, April 8th, 2010

Nicholas Kristof wants it both ways

New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof has an op-ed in the paper today about the political crisis in Zimbabwe that is full of the usual clichés with him as daring journalist hero. He had to disguise himself...