Need to probe human rights violations in Western Sahara

UN and Africa - a weekly 10-minute radio programme on political, social, economic and other developments related to Africa.

Ambassador Baso Sangqu

•A stalemate continues in negotiations to resolve the dispute over Western Sahara. Moroccan authorities want the territory to be part of Morocco but the POLISARIO Front wants independence. Meanwhile, Ambassador Baso Sangqu of South Africa says there is need to probe allegations of human rights violation in the territory.

Tension rises in central Sudan as dry season intensifies

Sudan water shortage

•The lack of water in the driest parts of Sudan remains a constant source of anguish and potential conflict especially for nomadic peoples. Sudan’s pastoralist Misseriya communities have been forced to migrate south in search of water. The increasing scarcity of water and ethnic tensions are making the search even more difficult.

Philosophy shapes rebellion against injustice

Rozena Maart

•Philosophy is often regarded as an intellectual exercise in abstract concepts about thinking. However, Rozena Maart, a South African writer and professor says that African philosophy goes beyond that. She says it is part of protests against injustices.

Producer/Presenter:Derrick Mbatha
Editor:Gerry Adams
Production Assistant:Sandra Guy
Studio Engineer:Rosie Starr

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