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reconciliation. However, the government opted to suppress all critics in the name of national security. Habtesellasie (2011: 183) describes these incidents as the turning point in post-independence Eritrean history in that it put Eritrea at crossroads towards democracy and authoritarianism. The incidents of 2000

In: African and Asian Studies

Constitution, although "it was not until the introduction of the equality clause in the new Constitution that all women in South Africa were given formal recognition as equal citizens" (Goldblatt and Mcintjics 1996:3). South Africa has also been through a remarkable truth and reconciliation process to deal

In: African and Asian Studies

Commission, Public Protector, and Gender Commission. The formal institutions of democracy were thus in place. Outside the legislative sphere the ANC government, especially Nelson Mandela, worked hard to foster a climate of 'reconciliation' to appease the white population. Some of these measures include

In: African and Asian Studies

violent past at that." The country is currently enmeshed in an historic struggle to break free of its oppressive, racist and violent past and create a new multi-racial and multicultural social order based on reconciliation, social equity and political democracy. In this period of historic transition and

In: African and Asian Studies

formal dimension of its news values lie the ideological themes of the society in which the newspaper operates' (Hall 1981:234). The hearings at the Truth and Reconciliation Commission into the implication of media in apartheid structures and ideology, show that journalism in South Africa, as elsewhere

In: African and Asian Studies

) combatant who was imprisoned and held in solitary confinement during the 1980s - before the Human Rights Violations hearings of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. These hearings have assumed a central role as the repository of a collective memory and the public history of apartheid. The investigation

In: African and Asian Studies

. There exists an inaccurate perception of the acceptability of these forms of violence. The acceptance of dowry and dowry harassment as forms of violence is usually conflated with the inability of the woman to do anything about it or escape it. The focus becomes one of reconciliation no matter what the

In: African and Asian Studies