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The talks about trade opportunities between Iran and Zimbabwe during a visit to Zimbabwe by the Iranian president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, is all just bombast and hides other sinister political motives (like vote buying in Zimbabwe’s elections by Life President Robert Mugabe’s ZANU-PF). Of course, they’re not hiding it very well.

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Further Reading

Goodbye, Piassa

The demolition of an historic district in Addis Ababa shows a central contradiction of modernization: the desire to improve the country while devaluing its people and culture.

And do not hinder them

We hardly think of children as agents of change. At the height of 1980s apartheid repression in South Africa, a group of activists did and gave them the tool of print.