Africa

05.06.2018

Africa, a history to rediscover. 1- The great civilizations of southern Africa

Africa, a history to rediscover. 1- The great civilizations of southern Africa

About 1600 years ago the Shona, a very well-organized warrior people, descended from Sudan to southern Africa, bringing with them astronomical and spiritual knowledge as well as the practices of agriculture and metalworking (gold, iron and copper). From the scarce information we have about them, emerges one indisputable fact: the… »

31.05.2018

Sexual violence is off the charts in South Sudan – but a new female head chief could help bring change

Sexual violence is off the charts in South Sudan – but a new female head chief could help bring change

Rachel Ibreck, Goldsmiths, University of London for The Conversation A woman was recently elected as a senior chief in South Sudan – a not unheard of, but very unusual occurrence that many hope could bring positive change to a country ravaged by civil war and attendant sexual… »

26.05.2018

Africa: a history to rediscover 

Africa: a history to rediscover 

Valentin Mufila, musician and artistic director of the multicultural social cooperative Ballafon in Varese, Italy, is also a passionate connoisseur of African history. This history has been erased by colonialism to justify atrocities and the systematic pillaging of the African people’s riches, so as to present them as savages in need… »

25.05.2018

500 years is long enough! Human Depravity in the Congo

500 years is long enough! Human Depravity in the Congo

By Robert J. Burrowes I would like to tell you something about human depravity and illustrate just how widespread it is among those we often regard as ‘responsible’. I am going to use the Democratic Republic of the Congo as my example. »

18.05.2018

Tunisia: Civil society calls for protecting the path to transitional justice

Tunisia: Civil society calls for protecting the path to transitional justice

May 15, 2018 at 1:38 am | Published in: Africa, News, Tunisia Tunisian and foreign organizations refused to suspend the work of the Truth and Dignity Commission, Monday, calling on civil society to mobilize in order to protect the transitional justice process and achieve the country’s… »

09.05.2018

Access to End-Use Technologies Key to Catalysing Development in Africa

Access to End-Use Technologies Key to Catalysing Development in Africa

By Joshua Masinde NAIROBI (IDN) – Productive use of energy holds the key to livelihood transformation in Africa’s rural areas. Small industries could improve their production processes and efficiency if they had better access to electricity and technologies. Without electricity, rural micro-enterprises make do with labour intensive and time-consuming manual… »

06.04.2018

Egyptian Kangaroo Court Sentences 35 Morsi Supporters To Life Imprisonment

Egyptian Kangaroo Court Sentences 35 Morsi Supporters To Life Imprisonment

By Abdus Sattar Ghazali An Egyptian Kangaroo Court Wednesday (April 4) sentenced 35 alleged Muslim Brotherhood members to life in prison for allegedly forming “terrorist cells” to attack security forces and state institutions. The Sohag Criminal Court sentenced another 155 defendants to three to 15 years on similar charges, including… »

12.03.2018

With hundreds on death row: Egyptian court sentences 10 to death ahead of presidential election

With hundreds on death row: Egyptian court sentences 10 to death ahead of presidential election

By Abdus Sattar Ghazali An Egyptian Kangaroo court Saturday (March 10) sentenced 10 people to death and five others to life in prison for allegedly forming a “terrorist group” to plot attacks on security forces and other institutions. The state-run MENA news agency said the defendants are affiliated with the… »

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… »

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