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    TUC condemns arrest of trade union lawyer in Swaziland

    Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

    TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady has joined trade union leaders from around the world in condemning the arrest in Swaziland of trade union lawyer Thulani Maseko. In her letter to the Swaziland High Commissioner in London, O’Grady argues that the detention of Maseko by armed police officers on 17 March contravenes

    Swaziland: editor and human rights lawyer jailed for articles criticising judiciary

    Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

    Source: Amnesty International The men have been charged with criminal contempt of court over articles that questioned judicial independence in Swaziland.

    The Anti-Apartheid Movement goes online: a unique archive of the struggle

    Thursday, March 13th, 2014

    Source: The Guardian Campaigners in South Africa and Britain look back at the movement’s long and often bitter fight with the help of a moving new web archive chronicling its history.

    Zimbabwe Update: Issue 1/2014

    Friday, March 7th, 2014

    This edition of the Zimbabwe Update focuses on the European Union suspending most of its measures on Zimbabwe, but not the travel ban on President Mugabe and preparing to resume bilateral development co-operation, as well as the view of civil society and British government policy on Zimbabwe.  It also covers the forthcoming EU Africa Summit, [...]

    Nelson Mandela: A tribute by Deputy President Motlanthe

    Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

    Tribute by the Deputy President of the Republic of South Africa, Kgalema Motlanthe, at the Thanksgiving Service to celebrate the Life and Work of former President Nelson Mandela, London, United Kingdom 03 March 2014 The Presidency Nelson Mandela, a visionary leader,

    Nelson Mandela: Address by Archbishop Tutu

    Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

    Address given at a Service to Celebrate the Life and Work of Nelson Mandela 3rd March 2014 at Noon The Most Reverend Desmond Tutu, Archbishop Emeritus of Cape Town Westminster Abbey In die naam van die Vader, en die Seun en die Heilige Gees. May I first thank the Dean and Chapter of Westminster Abbey [...]

    Tribute to Nelson Mandela: Peter Hain

    Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

    Westminster Abbey, 3rd March 2014 Tribute by The Right Honourable Peter Hain MP Nelson Mandela would have been humbled by this occasion, perhaps wistfully recalling with his wonderful smile, that British Christian missionaries at his primary school decreed his first name. Who knows, maybe they were privy to the translation of his birth name: Rolihlahla [...]