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Testimonies

In this section, the history of struggles and major episodes related to the defense and promotion of academic freedom will be recalled.

12 May 2012
Jesse Kabwila Kapasula

CCASU’s Struggle in defence of Academic Freedom in Malawi

On 12th February 2011, Associate Professor Dr Blessings Chinsinga, from the University of Malawi, was summoned by the Inspector General of Police (IG), Mr Mukhito who interrogated him over the contents of his lecture giving examples of the reasons for popular protests in Egypt and Tunisia. This act gave rise to a series of protest organized and carried out by the CCASU...

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19 December 2011
Tutu Alicante

Why I Live in Exile?

I am from Equatorial Guinea, but I live in the United States. From there I direct EG Justice a non-governmental organization that strives to build an open and just society in Equatorial Guinea through the promotion of human rights, the rule of law, transparency and civic participation. An estimated 200,000 Equatoguineans, almost half of the entire population back home live...

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