Imagining and forgetting

Imagining and forgetting

Takwa Zebulon of the African Union addresses former presidents Thabo Mbeki (South Africa) and Pierre Buyoya (Burundi) before the AUHRM foundation stone. Left to right, front row, Abdul Mohammed, Buyoya, Mbeki, Mukoni Ratshitanga, and Alex de Waal Smith. (AU headquarters, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, January 30, 2012).

The AU’s glossy new headquarters conceals the site’s notorious past as an execution chamber and burial ground for dissidents, vagrants and criminals

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