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African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States
The African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) is an organization created by the Georgetown Agreement in 1975. It is composed of African, Caribbean and Pacific States signatories to the Georgetown Agreement or the Partne...
African Union
The African Union (abbreviated AU in English, and UA in its other official languages) is an intergovernmental organization consisting of 53 African states. Established on 9 July 2002, the AU was formed as a successor to the Organi...
Embassy Row
Embassy Row, published by Sources as part of the Parliamentary Names & Numbers directory, lists all embassies and high commissions to Canada, and all Canadian embassies, high commissions and consulates abroad. Each e...
Partners in Population and Development
Partners in Population and Development (PPD) is the only organization in the world fully dedicated to the promotion of South-South partnerships.
Southern African Development Community
The Southern African Development Community (SADC) has been in existence since 1980, when it was formed as a loose alliance of nine majority-ruled States in Southern Africa known as the Southern African Development Coordination Con...
United Nations
The United Nations is central to global efforts to solve problems that challenge humanity. Cooperating in this effort are more than 30 affiliated organizations, known together as the UN system. Day in and day out, the UN and its f...
World Digital Library
The World Digital Library (WDL) makes available on the Internet, free of charge and in multilingual format, significant primary materials from countries and cultures around the world. The principal objectives of the WDL are to: ...

News Releases

Authorities urged to drop two bills that threaten media freedom
2010-09-24
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders urges the South African government to abandon two proposed media laws, one to create a media tribunal and one to protect information involving #national security."
Global Press Freedom Declines in Every Region for First Time Israel, Italy and Hong Kong Lose Free Status
2009-05-02
Freedom House
Journalists faced an increasingly grim working environment in 2008, with global press freedom declining for a seventh straight year and deterioration occurring for the first time in every region, acco...
South African journalists probed over scandal coverage
2012-07-31
Committee to Protect Journalists
South African authorities should immediately drop a criminal investigation against three newspaper journalists who have sought to report details on a multi-billion-dollar arms scandal, the Committee t...

Sources Select Resources

African Odyssey Turns to the South
The Great Migrations
Pitron, Guillaume
Article
2012
CounterPunch
Chronicles the economic hardships faced by Africans and the means they take to alleviate their suffering.
Africa's Worst New Internet Censorship Law Could be Coming to South Africa
Malcolm, Jeremy;
Article
2015
Electronic Frontier Foundation
Only once in a while does an Internet censorship law or regulation come along that is so audacious in its scope, so misguided in its premises, and so poorly thought out in its execution, that you have...
The Black Student Rebellion of 1976
Nieftagodien, Noor
Article
2016
Amandla
A defining feature of the 1976 uprising was the decisive entry of black students onto the stage of history. Until the 1960s, the number of Africans in schools remained relatively low. But the urban Af...
Cape Town's death industry: 'If you’re buried here, it's as if they threw you away'
Saverin,Diana
Article
2015
The Guardian
The Xhosa people make up the vast majority of Cape Town's black population, spending most or all of their lives in the South African city. Saverin narrates why the people living there don't want to be...
Connexions Library: Africa Focus
Website
Connexions Information Sharing Services
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on Africa.
Content Magazine - Number 79
November 1977
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Crime of Apartheid
Connexipedia Article
Article
Critique of Nonviolent Politics
From Mahatma Gandhi to the Anti-Nuclear Movement
Ryan, Howard
Book
1984
Ryan accepts that sometimes nonviolence can be effective, but says that sometimes it is not: "a principled insistence on nonviolence can in some circumstances be dangerous to progressive social moveme...
Failed neo-liberalism sees SA sleepwalking into a revolution
Nkosi, Redge
Article
2013
IOL
Two decades into democracy the outcomes of our economic system and its policy framework are unambiguous: increased poverty, increased inequality, increased unemployment, escalating costs of living and...
Global Press Freedom Declines in Every Region for First Time Israel, Italy and Hong Kong Lose Free Status
Sources News Release
Article
2009
Freedom House
Journalists faced an increasingly grim working environment in 2008, with global press freedom declining for a seventh straight year and deterioration occurring for the first time in every region, acco...
Israel/Palestine: Resources for peace, justice, and human rights
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Website
2006
Connexions Information Sharing Services
A selection of resources for those looking for a solution to the situation in Isreal/Palestine based on peace, justice, and human rights.
Mandela, Nelson
Connexipedia Article
Article
Anti-apartheid leader, first black to be elected President of South Africa. (Born 1918).
Marikana massacre: the untold story of the strike leader who died for workers’ rights
Davies, Nick
Article
2015
The Guardian
In 2012 a strike at the Marikana platinum mine in South Africa ended when police opened fire, killing 34 miners. Investigations have revealed one rebel leader died trying to broker a peaceful solution...
South Africa After Marikana - Interview
Against The Current vol. 161
Weissman, Susan
Article
2012
Against The Current
Suzi Weissman interviews Leonard Gentle.
South Africa under apartheid
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
Article
Apartheid was a system of legal racial segregation enforced by the National Party government in South Africa between 1948 and 1994, under which the rights of the majority 'non-white' inhabitants of So...
South African Copyright Review is Overdue, Pioneering, and in Parts Completely Absurd
Malcolm, Jeremy
Article
2015
Electronic Frontier Foundation
In our campaign against the TPP's Copyright Trap, we are fighting back against a proposal to extend the term of copyright in six countries around the Pacific rim from 50 to 70 years after the death of...
South Africa's short memory
Harding, Jeremy
Article
2015
Le Monde diplomatique
The migrants so recently attacked in South Africa almost all came from neighbouring countries that paid a high price in death and ruin for supporting anti-apartheid struggles.
Special Report: Truth, Justice and Reconciliation
Smith, David; Tremlett, Giles; Hodal, Kate; Franklin, Jonathan; Borger, Julian; Brodzinsky, Sibylla
Article
2014
The Guardian
An examination of how countries around the world affected by civil war or internal conflict have approached justice.
Stop hate rape!
Hendricks, Pepe
Article
2014
Pambazuka
Hate crimes, homophobia and discrimination against queer people are global phenomena that are common practice. This situation is especially experienced in Africa and the Middle East where harsh and pu...
When the Unimaginable Happened
Mandela: the Movie
Avnery, Uri
Article
2013
CounterPunch
Mandela: the Movie is a very accurate film, depicting what actually happened in South Africa, and one cannot help thinking about it again and again.
Will ANC government ever prosecute South Africans in Israeli Army?
Cottle, Eddie
Article
2015
Pambazuka News
When South African security services prevented a Cape Town girl from boarding a plane allegedly to join ISIS, many South Africans were pleased but at the same time surprised at how swift the reaction ...

Sources Bookshelf

Communication for and Against Democracy
Raboy, Marc and Bruck, Peter A. (ed.)
Book
1989
This anthology explores the circumstances in which communication serves at times as an instrument of repression and domination, and at others as a support for human emancipation.
Content Magazine - Number 79
November 1977
Serial Publication (Periodical)
The Land Grabbers
The New Fight over Who Owns the Earth
Pearce, Fred
Book
2012
How Wall Street, Chinese billionaires, oil sheikhs, and agribusiness are buying up huge tracts of land in a hungry, crowded world.
Necessary Illusions
Thought Control in Democratic Societies
Chomsky, Noam
Book
1989
An inquiry into the nature of the media and the role of intellectuals in "a political system where the population cannot be disciplined by force, and thus must be subjected to more subtle forms of ide...

Government Ministries & Agencies

Canadian International Development Agency
Mandate: "Supporting sustainable development, reducing poverty and providing humanitarian assistance in order to promote a more secure, equitable and prosperous world."


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