Pambazuka News 672: Missed opportunities: Sham elections, colonial legacies and a forgotten heroine

In Orwellian Ethiopia, the government is using foreign technology to bolster its widespread telecom surveillance of opposition activists and journalists both in Ethiopia and abroad. Addis Ababa uses control of its telecom system as a tool to silence dissenting voices

On 20 March 2014, human rights defender Mr Mohamed Salah Mohamed was forcibly disappeared at Khartoum International Airport as he was travelling to a workshop in Tunisia. His family have not been provided with any information about his whereabouts, nor has he had access to legal counsel

A recent incident underscores the magnitude of lack of professionalism and corruption among police officers in Zimbabwe. There is an urgent need for reforms

Hankering over the ‘glorious’ past as we confront our present struggles is not really helpful. Rather we should dare to invent the future, as Thomas Sankara challenged us

Major General Nkonyeni was a true Pan Africanist and a hero of the South African liberation struggle in the fearless tradition of the freedom fighters. His exploits will remain an inspiration for future generations