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ZIMBABWE: PARLIAMENT FINALLY DEBATES NDEBELE TRIBAL MARGINALIZATION 

The Parliament of Zimbabwe is, during the coming weeks, going to find itself in a compromising position where it is to debate a subject that has been somewhat considered taboo in the country’s political platforms – the subject of tribalism. This is after the Matabeleland South Proportinal Representation MP Hon. Ms Priscila Misihairambwi-Mushonga introduced a motion in the lower house (on the 3rd of...

ZIMBABWE POLICE BLOCK GUKURAHUNDI GENOCIDE MEMORIAL IN MATOBO 

The Zimbabwe government today sent heavily armed Zimbabwe Republic Police Officers to Matobo District to stop an Ibhetshu Likazulu organized Gukurahundi genocide memorial.The armed and larged Shona speaking police sealed off the road from the main road to Bhalagwe memorial site. Even efforts by scores of villagers and ZAPU Intelligence supremo Dr Dumiso Dabengwa to talk to them to let the event continue failed....

Rwanda: Organising for the future of Intwatwa 

Between 3 and 6 October this year, twenty leading Rwandan composers, singers and dancers of intwatwa participated in a workshop held in Kigali to plan for the future of this traditional dance-music genre. The participants to the workshop agreed to engage in a mapping project of  the different variants of the intwatwa in the country, to empower intwatwa composers, singers and dancers through future...

UK/Global: Indigenous leaders gather in London to highlight need to protect forests 

Indigenous leaders from Latin America and Southeast Asia came together in a month-long tour around Europe aiming to raise awareness on the environmental challenges they are facing. In their visit to London, the Guardians of the Forests explained how deforestation, land grabbing, criminalization and mass killings are affecting them and their communities, and how these issues affect the world. MRG attended the demonstraton to...

Bolivia: Sexta Comisión otorgó hoy al FILAC el Estatus de Observador de las Naciones Unidas, en una decisión histórica 

Este lunes 6 de noviembre de 2017, en la sesión de la Sexta Comisión de la Asamblea General de las Naciones Unidas, realizada en Nueva York, se aprobó, sin objeciones, la resolución titulada “Otorgamiento de la condición de observador en la Asamblea General al Fondo para el Desarrollo de los Pueblos Indígenas de América Latina y El Caribe (FILAC)”. Con esta Resolución, consignada...


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