Africa

02.08.2017

“The revolution will not be NGO-ised”: four lessons from African feminist organising

“The revolution will not be NGO-ised”: four lessons from African feminist organising

By VALERIE BAH and FELOGENE ANUMO for openDemocracy African feminist movements are diverse. But we can, and must, learn from decades of transformational organising on the continent. As African feminists, we face multiple systems of oppression including the effects of colonisation, neocolonisation, white… »

31.07.2017

Interview with James Omollo: putting the NGOs out of business in Kenya

Interview with James Omollo: putting the NGOs out of business in Kenya

Back in 2008, Kenya was torn apart in a corruption-filled election that was rigged to favour the incumbent president, Mwai Kibaki.  Over a thousand people were killed, and hundreds of thousands became refugees within their own country.  Politicians from all sides were accused of instigating the post-election violence and attempts… »

28.07.2017

Tunisia: Women celebrate their rights

Tunisia: Women celebrate their rights

Decades of protest have paid off: Tunisia’s parliament has passed a historic law on violence against women. It punishes all forms of violence and sets the country up for a potential cultural revolution. Tunisia’s parliament approved legislation on Wednesday that protects women from all forms of violence. The country’s Family… »

18.07.2017

Halting Sexual Exploitation of Children in Tourism, Mission Impossible

Halting Sexual Exploitation of Children in Tourism, Mission Impossible

By Baher Kamal While the business sector jumps for joy as the number of tourists grew in 2016 for the seventh consecutive year to reach 1.2 billion, and as the first four months of 2017 have registered 6 per cent increase, the sheer speed,… »

17.07.2017

Liu Xiaobo And Liu Xia: A Love That Survived Incredible Odds

Liu Xiaobo And Liu Xia: A Love That Survived Incredible Odds

By Zeenat Khan A photo shared on Twitter by activist Ye Du was inserted in arecent front-page story in the New York Times. The skeletal like couple (Liu Xiaobo and Liu Xia) clinging onto one another will break any heart. In the photo, frail Xiaobo is pictured in his hospital… »

08.07.2017

Stabilizing trans-frontier migration

Stabilizing trans-frontier migration

Following each other closely,  beginning with the 2 July 2017 meeting in Bamako, Mali of the G-5 Sahel (Mauritania, Mali, Chad, Burkina Faso, Niger) with the additional presence of Emmanuel Macron, President of France, followed by a meeting of the Ministers of the Interior of the 28-member European Union, followed… »

12.06.2017

Biafra: MASSOB Calls for referendum assisted by the United Nations after Nigeria’s quit-notice statement

Biafra: MASSOB Calls for referendum assisted by the United Nations after Nigeria’s quit-notice statement

Leader of the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State Of Biafra (MASSOB) Uchenna Madu has announced that all the groups working for the peaceful restoration of Biafra will work together to restore Biafra through a United Nations monitored referendum. Uchenna Madu, says the Biafra issue can be solved… »

09.06.2017

Water Woes Rock Southern Africa

Water Woes Rock Southern Africa

Evelyn Mbiza struggles with a wheelbarrow laden with multiple five litre containers filled with water while her eight-year-old child follows behind carrying another container as the two head home after spending several hours queuing for the precious liquid at a local borehole in Malbereign, a medium-income suburb in Harare, the… »

08.06.2017

Oceans in Crisis Around Africa

Oceans in Crisis Around Africa

By Jeffrey Moyo As soon as dusk falls, Petina Dube emerges from her house balancing a sack full of garbage which has been lying uncollected in her yard amid reports that the municipal garbage collectors have no fuel to carry out their job across many residential areas in the Zimbabwean… »

02.06.2017

Biafra: Ace Nnorom talks about independence, the IPOB and Nnamdi Kanu

Biafra: Ace Nnorom talks about independence, the IPOB and Nnamdi Kanu

We contacted Ace Nnorom, a British lecturer in public and international law, to understand what are the reasons behind the new secessionist flame to restore the Nation of Biafra. Mr Nnorom opened up and told Pressenza Italy about the crisis in IPOB and Nnamdi Kanu and his business partner Uchenna Alphonsus Okafor-Mefor. »

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