Remembering the Peshawar massacre

Chemistry teacher Andaleeb Aftab had spent the morning invigilating at an exam before taking a break in the school’s staff room. It was just as she was beginning to make her way back to the classroom that she heard the screams. There were gunmen in the school, a colleague was[…]

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Marikana anniversary and neoliberal plunder

OPINION by Mandeep Tiwana/Cathal Gilbert – Since August 16, 2012, South Africans have been coming to terms with the police killing of 34 striking mineworkers at the Lonmin platinum mine at Marikana. This biggest massacre by police of civilians in post-apartheid South Africa continues to haunt the collective conscience of[…]

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Tunisia ‘destroys’ local al-Qaeda-linked group

Tunisia’s interior minister has said that his country has largely destroyed local armed group Okba Ibn Nafaa, suspected of orchestrating the March attack on a museum in the capital, Tunis. Najim Gharsalli announced on Sunday that the operation ‘broke the spine’ of the al-Qaeda linked group in North Africa. The[…]

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Campaign for Marikana holiday: Report

A formal application will be made by Anglican Bishop Jo Seoka and the Marikana Support Group to have August 16, the day 34 mineworkers were killed in Marikana, to be declared a public holiday, the Sowetan reported on Friday. “It is appropriate to campaign for August 16 to be a[…]

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Students return to Pakistani school after massacre

Hundreds of Pakistani children Monday returned to a school in the north-western city of Peshawar, almost a month after Taliban gunmen killed 136 students, defying fresh threats by radicals. Dressed in green blazers, young girls and boys walked into the Army Public School with their parents amid a tight security[…]

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Condemn Paris media massacre: Zapiro

The murder of staff of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo demands the strongest condemnation as well as assurances of future protection of media freedom, South Africa’s best-known cartoonist Jonathan Shapiro said on Thursday. The cartoonist, who uses the pen name Zapiro, expressed concern that these were not forthcoming from the[…]

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