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    London to Brighton Cycle Ride

    Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

    Sunday 7 September 2014 Cycle for ACTSA The London to Brighton Cycle Ride is a unique fundraising Challenge. You will start at Clapham Common, travel through Mitcham, Carshalton, Chipstead, Banstead and Haywards Heath before finishing on the Brighton seafront having completed 54 miles.


    Sunday, July 27th, 2014

    Swaziland is Africa’s only absolute monarchy. Democracy is denied and political parties are banned. This small country is often overlooked despite the denial of human rights and enduring Africa’s longest running state of emergency since 1973. Swaziland – Africa’s Last Monarchy ‘Swaziland – Africa’s Last Monarchy’ is a documentary by Danish journalist Tom Heinemann that describes [...]

    O Monitor de Angola No 3, 2014

    Friday, July 25th, 2014

    O Monitor de Angola aborda política, economia, desenvolvimento, democracia e direitos humanos em Angola. É publicado trimestralmente pela Ação pela África Austral (ACTSA, sigla em inglês). Esta edição cobrirá: Política: Ressurgem disputas por fronteiras marítimas entre Angola e a República Democrática do Congo; resultados preliminares do censo são esperados para setembro; premiê chinês visita Angola; [...]

    Angola Monitor Issue 3.2014

    Friday, July 25th, 2014

    The Angola Monitor covers the politics, economics, development, democracy and human rights of Angola. It is published quarterly by Action for Southern Africa (ACTSA). This issue covers: Political News: DRC Angola maritime border dispute resurfaces; Preliminary census results expected in September; Chinese Premier visits Angola; President appoints new defence minister; Brazil: Presidential visit strengthens political [...]

    ACTSA Press Release: Swaziland – No justice for critics of Africa’s only absolute monarchy

    Friday, July 18th, 2014

    Judge convicts editor and human rights lawyer for criticising Chief Justice Human rights lawyer Thulani Maseko and editor of ‘The Nation’ magazine Bheki Makhubu were convicted for contempt of court on Thursday, 17 July by High Court Judge Mpendulo Simelane. Action for Southern Africa has condemned the judgement and is supporting Swazi civil society’s calls [...]

    ACTSA Press Release – Mandela Day: Be Inspired, Take Action

    Thursday, July 17th, 2014

    18 July 2014 would have been Nelson Mandela’s 96th birthday. Nelson Mandela’s birthday was unanimously adopted by the United Nations in 2009 as Nelson Mandela I

    Swazi magazine editor and lawyer convicted

    Thursday, July 17th, 2014

    Mail and Guardian Respected Swaziland editor Bheki Makhubu and human rights lawyer Thulani Maseko have been convicted for contempt of court. In what has been seen as a major blow to the journalism profession and human rights in Swaziland, respected editor Bheki Makhubu and human rights lawyer Thulani Maseko have been convicted for

    Places in the UK which honoured Nelson Mandela

    Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

    Many places in the UK awarded Nelson Mandela with freedom of their city or county and even more named streets, buildings or park after him. There are more streets in the UK named after Nelson Mandela than anywhere else in the world outside South Africa.