The Egyptian revolution of January 25, 2011 was an occasion to bring many apolitical social actors into the political public spectrum after more than fifty years of the state monopoly over public spheres. Since the revolution of July 1952, the political regime has privatized the political sphere to be the exclusive domain of the state and the ruling elites. The society was forced to abandon politics to be exclusively managed by the state, specifically by the president and the coercion apparatus, which consisted of the security forces and the army. For the most part, society complied. However, ...
The relationship between the Romande Mission and the Liberation Front of Mozambique (FRELIMO) has been the subject of study by a number of Mozambicanists. Most of them agree that the Romande Mission played a key role in educating nationalist elites and in shaping political consciousness among the Africans. Notwithstanding the relevance of this approach, the current study argues that the Tsonga tribal and Mozambican national identities are civil religious constructs. They resulted from sacrificial ritual performances, the expropriation of traditions and symbols, and the creation of ...
IFP Ghana alumna Elizabeth Koomson is from Ghana and earned a Master's degree in Social Work at the University of Michigan in the United States. She works to educate women in Ghana about health issues and to organize them for participation in policy. Filmed and edited by Diana Whitten.
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