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FEATURED: Twelve years after Rwanda, Gerald Caplan warns of many more genocides
- Fifty-four women from 21 African countries stand up for Kwezi, the complainant in the Zuma rape trial
- World Health Day 2006: New research shows massive outflow of Africa's wealth behind underdevelopment
- Four Pambazuka News readers comment on the Charles Taylor trial
- Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender activists (LGBT) meet on discriminatory Nigerian legislation and persecution of homosexuals in Cameroon
- Is homosexuality really “unafrican”?; Falling down in Zimbabwe; Happy 250th birthday for Pambazuka News
PAN-AFRICAN POSTCARD: Tajudeen Abdul-Raheem asks 'who can be trusted with nuclear weapons?'
BLOGGING AFRICA: Blog columnist Sokari Ekine wraps up the blogosphere
- Warning: “Site-specific gallery installation by up-and-coming artist. Visitors may find certain works in this exhibition challenging.” Shailja Patel introduces Wangechi Mutu
- Gangsters and Democracy: A review of Jonny Steinberg’s The Number
CONFLICT AND EMERGENCIES: Unease in N’Djamena as rebels move closer
HUMAN RIGHTS: Transparency campaigners arrested in Congo
WOMEN AND GENDER: What challenges does UN reform present for women?
REFUGEES AND FORCED MIGRATION: UK judges order Zim refugees back home
ELECTIONS AND GOVERNANCE: Worries over passing of Ugandan NGO legislation
DEVELOPMENT: NGOs call for fast-tracked trade negotiations
CORRUPTION: World Bank corruption back in the news
HEALTH AND HIV/AIDS: World Health Report 2006
EDUCATION: Child labour blocks Education for All
ENVIRONMENT: Shell told to stop gas flaring in Nigeria
MEDIA AND FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION: Journalist on hunger strike in Tunisia
INTERNET AND TECHNOLOGY: New bookmarking tool for Internet café users
PLUS: Courses, Seminars and Workshops, Fundraising and Useful Resources, Jobs

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This is the 250th issue of Pambazuka News.

Thank you to all of you who have continued to support, subscribe, promote and sustain us with articles and information that we publish each week. Thanks also to those who sent us good wishes on our 250th 'birthday'. We are older (and if you realised what it takes to produce Pambazuka News, we feel much older than that). From its early days of being generated in a dark basement in Oxford, Pambazuka News today is almost entirely produced in Africa by Fahamu's staff in South Africa, Kenya and Senegal, and by volunteers in so many other places. Pambazuka is now produced in two languages - English and French. We feel proud to have been able to make a contribution to the struggles for rights and social justice across the continent, including support for the ratification and implementation of the Protocol on the Rights of Women in Africa, campaigns around media and freedaom of expression, remembering the anniversary of the Rwanda genocide, making critical analyses of issues such as debt, aid and trade, the WTO, the World Bank, EPAs, to name but a few.

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