Africa

03.02.2018

Fabricating a fig Leaf of Democracy in Egypt

Fabricating a fig Leaf of Democracy in Egypt

By Abdus Sattar Ghazali, A fig leaf of democracy is being developed in Egypt amid persecution of opposition, mass executions and imposition of state of emergency to give wide powers to suppress all kind of dissent of a quazi-military government of US-client President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi who deposed Egypt’s first… »

14.01.2018

How we can stop Africa’s scientific brain drain

How we can stop Africa’s scientific brain drain

Transcript So many of us who care about sustainable development and the livelihood of local people do so for deeply personal reasons. I grew up in Cameroon, a country of enchanting beauty and rich biodiversity, but plagued by poor governance, environmental destruction, and poverty. As a child, like we… »

02.12.2017

End Slavery — Open Letter To European Leaders

End Slavery — Open Letter To European Leaders

December 2, 2017 Addressed to: Mr. Donald Tusk President of the European Council Mr. Jean-Claude Juncker President of the European Commission Mr. Antonio Tajani President of the European Parliament Mr. Marco Minniti Italian Minister of the Interior Mr. Angelino Alfano Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs… »

28.11.2017

The Living Hell of Refugees in Libya: Italy’s Justifications to UN Charges are Self-Incriminating

The Living Hell of Refugees in Libya: Italy’s Justifications to UN Charges are Self-Incriminating

“What Libya’s become today, that was already well-known…”. Then there’s also this: “Terrible things are happening, but after all they were already known.”. And so on and so forth. These are the types of statements that various representatives of the Italian Government and Parliament used in reaction to the strong… »

25.11.2017

Libya: Break the silence to avoid complicity

Libya: Break the silence to avoid complicity

The gavel struck at a Tripoli auction to announce that a migrant had been sold for $400 and took us back 300 years to when markets in Montgomery and New Orleans separated men from women, children from mothers, and sold human-beings like oxen, ducks or horses. Then came Abraham Lincoln… »

22.10.2017

In Milan, a Demonstration of Solidarity with LGBTQAI persecuted in Egypt

In Milan, a Demonstration of Solidarity with LGBTQAI persecuted in Egypt

On Wednesday October 18, approximately 60 people gathered in Milan’s central San Babila Square for a demonstration of solidarity organized by Il Grande Colibrì and Coordinamento Arcobaleno. They denounced the Egyptian authorities’ current persecution of sexual minorities and Italy’s sales of arms to the North African country. Speakers included Mauro… »

09.10.2017

The African Union welcomes the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to ICAN

The African Union welcomes the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to ICAN

Addis Ababa, 7 October 2017: The Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, welcomes the awarding of the 2017 Nobel Prize for Peace to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN). He congratulates ICAN, and expresses AU’s profound appreciation for its decade-long… »

08.09.2017

Open letter from Archibishop Desmond Tutu to Aung San Suu Kyi

Open letter from Archibishop Desmond Tutu to Aung San Suu Kyi

My dear Aung San Suu Kyi I am now elderly, decrepit and formally retired, but breaking my vow to remain silent on public affairs out of profound sadness about the plight of the Muslim minority in your country, the Rohingya. In my heart you are a dearly beloved younger sister. »

01.09.2017

To Be a Nigerian Migrant in Italy

To Be a Nigerian Migrant in Italy

A Nigerian migrant, stairs at new comers at an old, local Roman bar. Extremely polite, he asks for money. If you offer to him to buy some food instead, he immediately accepts. Interviewed for IPS by Laurent Vercken, the young Nigerian migrant tells his story: originally from… »

28.08.2017

London is cloaking environmental racism in respectability – but Zambian villagers are fighting back

London is cloaking environmental racism in respectability – but Zambian villagers are fighting back

By Amy Hall 3 August 2017 for openDemocracy Zambian villagers await a landmark judgement that could help hold British companies to account for their actions abroad. Over 1,800 people from farming and fishing communities near Chingola, Zambia are waiting to hear if… »

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