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Academic freedom is sacrosanct. But so is ethical responsibility


shutterstock. Jimi Adesina, University of South Africa In 1990 CODESRIA, Africa’s premier social science council, organised a conference in Kampala, Uganda, on academic freedom. The conference was against the backdrop of mounting harassment of academics on the continent. They were subjected to travel restrictions in some countries, arrest, detention, and sometimes even assassination. The idea of defence of specific rights …

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