In relation to African Union's 50th Anniversary and the current state of press freedom in Africa FAIR Board Chairperson Mzilikazi wa Afrika made the following speech at the National Seminar and AGM for Community Newspapers, Birchwood Hotel, Johannesburg, South Africa, 24 May 2013.
"We Are Our Worst Enemies"
In Africa’s Great Lakes Region, Peace Dividend must Follow Peace Deal
By Ban Ki-moon and Jim Yong Kim
Africa’ s Great Lakes region today has the chance to achieve something that has eluded its war-weary people for several decades. It can silence the guns, boost trust and trade between neighbors, educate millions of out-of-school children, empower women, and create economic opportunities that will help the countries forge a path to prosperity, good governance, and lasting stability.
From Fear to Hope - Getting it Right in Somalia
By Donald Kaberuka, African Development Bank President
It has been two decades of mayhem, chaos and bloodletting in Somalia. A child born at the onset of the Somali crisis is now twenty one. Somalia has still a long way to go: the Al Shabaab are defeated, but they are not yet fully eliminated, and they still have the capacity to kill and to maim.
Somaliland Is At Cross Roads: Flight from Defunct Union
By Abdirahman Mohamed Dirye
The worst thing is that when your partner wants not to divorce even though you technically divorced and he or she pretends to look a couple living under one roof, now that is the case of Somaliland and Somalia.
CPJ Calls on African Union to Uphold Press Freedom
The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) asks Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, chairperson of the African Union, to uphold press freedom by calling for justice in journalist murders in Africa and for the release of all imprisoned journalists.
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