Zimbabwe’s Refugees: Whither to return?

As the chances of the Zimbabwe's economic recovery thin away, the political uncertainty builds up, and the attacks on foreign nationals build up, the possibility of being forced to return home grows. They (Zimbabweans in SouthAfrica) might have to brave the threats of expulsion and xenophobic attacks with the hope that 2018 elections bring something better.

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Change and the Tyranny of the Majority in Africa

The challenge of ochlocracy in emerging democratic societies has remained the “tyranny of the majority”. Under these conditions, the majority encloses thought within a formidable fence where one is free to express self within the generally agreed parameters, but vulnerable to isolation once one goes behind the fence. Over time a spiral of silence develops, minority opinion, thought, and ideas are consistently shrugged off, at the very least .

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