Tom from Seeing Red in China has two interesting posts about the perception of Africans in China on China's presence in Africa. The second post is a follow-up discussion by his friends from Zambia, Zimbabwe and Ghana.
7 July 2012
Stories from 7 July 2012
The news channel Al Jazeera recently broadcast a documentary on the mysterious death of Palestinian President Yasser Arafat in Paris on 11 November, 2004. The documentary alleges that rather than dying of natural causes, Arafat was poisoned with polonium, raising many questions.
In the last couple of weeks two female activists have been attacked. The victims are Lolita Chavez, an indigenous leader and member of the K’iche’ People’s Council, and human rights lawyer Yolanda Oquelí. Their cases have gone mostly unnoticed in mainstream media, but citizen and independent media have been raising awareness about their attacks and the dangers activists like them face.
Fareeda Kokikhel Afridi, a prominent and tireless rights activist has been shot dead. She was the head of an NGO working for women's empowerment in the conflict-ridden tribal areas of Pakistan.