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    • Gorée Island: From Slavery To The Promotion Of Reconciliation

      Gorée Island: From Slavery To The Promotion Of Reconciliation0

      It is a famous, or is it infamous, island which is well known for slavery, death, human suffering, sexual exploitation and inhuman behaviour. Gorée Island in Senegal is one of three centres where the African Slave Trade thrived. According to historical records, the tiny island, which is off the the coast of Dakar, was responsible for

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    • Echoes from Goree: Resisting a Contemporary African Slave Trade

      Echoes from Goree: Resisting a Contemporary African Slave Trade0

      Visiting Goree Island in Senegal did not turn out to be as eerie as I had initially anticipated. And I wasn’t going to have an Obama picturesque moment of looking austerely toward the open Atlantic ocean. Or trying to find the deepest of meaning from it. But approaching the island on the hourly ferry from

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    • Goree Island

      Goree Island0

      Since South African Airways dropped Dakar as their regular refueling stop, getting to Goree Island (a fifteen-minute ferry ride off Dakar’s coast) can be quite a journey. It took around 24 hours for me, flying from CPT to JNB-NBO-ABJ, then DKR. Eighteen bloggers from Uganda, Zimbabwe, DRC, South Africa and elsewhere have gathered for an

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    • Caster Semenya, and Fairness in Sport (and Life)

      Caster Semenya, and Fairness in Sport (and Life)0

      If we were to design athletic competition from scratch, how would we proceed? I think, given all the biases we’ve challenged or discarded since the first time athletic competition was tracked (sex, gender, race), we’d hope to find some way to match competitors in a way that created the spectacle required, and rewarded skill and

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