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The articles below are the most recent additions to the Profiles category of Africa InfoServ. To read an article, click on its title. To see more Profiles articles or to search a particular topic, click on Africa Archive. Articles marked with a magnifying glass ( Longer, analytical article. ) are longer, more analytical pieces.

1. Longer, analytical article. Sam Moyo: I owe it to you, Great Mentor
Author: Prosper B. Matondi Date Written: 9 December 2015
Primary Category: Profiles Document Origin: Pambazuka Issue 754
Secondary Category: Zimbabwe Source URL: http://www.pambazuka.net
Key Words: Sam Moyo, land, Zimbabwe, Sweden, CODESRIA

Summary & Comment: A former student reflects on a Zimbabwean academic whose research brought the land question perspective into development. Questions such as, is there a land question or questions? And what is the land question answer got the world thinking. MM
2. Longer, analytical article. The quest for peace leadership: Remembering Archbishop Munzihirwa
Author: Namakula E Mayanja Date Written: 2 November 2015
Primary Category: Profiles Document Origin: Pambazuka Issue 749
Secondary Category: Eastern Region Source URL: http://www.pambazuka.net/
Key Words: DR Congo, Archbishop Munzihirwa, Kivu, human rights

Summary & Comment: War that was imposed on the South Kivu region by foreigners with vested economic interests has led to untold suffering, one man who had tenacity to fight for justice in the region was assassinated close to two decades ago but he left a legacy, if there is unity peace can return to DR Congo. MM
3. Tanzania: The Venerable Julius Nyerere of Butiama, Teacher and Leader
Author: Mary Serumaga Date Written: 30 July 2015
Primary Category: Profiles Document Origin: All Africa.com
Secondary Category: Eastern Region Source URL: http://allafrica.com
Key Words: Tanzania, Nyerere, saint?, humility, canonization

Summary & Comment: "The rare display of groundedness and humility by a sitting African head of state was enough to catapult Nyerere on to the path to canonization. His daring socialist experiment and the decision to leave office at the end of his term are significant highlights of his pro-people politics. His canonization comes closer." A study in Church- . . . [expand]
4. Mac Maharaj: Unplugged, confident, revealing
Author: Stephen Grootes Date Written: 27 July 2015
Primary Category: Profiles Document Origin: Daily Maverick
Secondary Category: Southern Region Source URL: http://www.dailymaverick.co.za
Key Words: Maharaj, Zuma, ANC, Nkandla

Summary & Comment: Mac Maharaj former president of South Africa, Jacob Zuma’s spokesperson throws caution to the wind and shares his views about his time in government and the African National Congress his party. MM
5. Can January Makamba be the next president of Tanzania?
Author: Ben Taylor Date Written: 18 February 2015
Primary Category: Profiles Document Origin: African Arguements
Secondary Category: Eastern Region Source URL: http://africanarguments.org
Key Words: Tanzania, media, Makamba, politics

Summary & Comment: Tanzania has a possible presidential candidate, January Makamba. He promises to promote media freedom and provide youth employment. He says he is a vibrant and honest leader of the new age that Tanzania requires to prosper. MM
6. Celebrating Sobukwe’s 90th birthday
Author: Motsoko Pheko Date Written: 4 December 2014
Primary Category: Profiles Document Origin: Pambazuka News, Issue 705
Secondary Category: Southern Region Source URL: http://www.pambazuka.net/
Key Words: Robert Sobukwe, South Africa, Robben Island

Summary & Comment: The founder of the Pan Africanist Congress, an opposition to South Africa under apartheid would have been 90 this year, in his inaugural 1959 speech he said: “The Europeans are a foreign minority group, which has exclusive control of political, economic, social and military power. It is the dominant group. It is the exploiting group, responsible fo . . . [expand]
7. The Spirit of Saro-Wiwa Rises
Author: Patrick Naagbanton Date Written: 1 November 2014
Primary Category: Profiles Document Origin: New Internationalist
Secondary Category: Western Region Source URL: http://newint.org/
Key Words: Saro-Wiwa, Ogoni, Shell, Nigeria

Summary & Comment: Kenule "Ken" Beeson Saro Wiwa was a Nigerian writer, television producer, environmental activist. The Sani Abacha junta accused Ken and eight others of killing four Ogoni chiefs who were on the opposing side of the Movement for the Survival of Ogoni People,(MOSOP). Saro-Wiwa and his colleagues were subsequently arrested, accused of the ki . . . [expand]

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