Africa

The 2nd World March for Peace and Nonviolence enters Africa

By Antonio Gancedo After several members of the Base Team of the March in Tarifa came together, some from Seville and others from the Port of Santamaría, together they headed for Tangier in Morocco It is in Tarifa where several…

The African continent prepares for the Second World March for Peace and Nonviolence

After leaving Madrid on October 2, 2019, the march will continue towards southern Spain until reaching the African continent through northern Morocco on October 8. Several countries are already preparing to receive the core team that will showcase their initiatives……

Where are women’s voices in Africa’s infrastructure projects?

Women in Zimbabwe’s informal economy face steep challenges amid economic crisis, competition from big companies, and poor infrastructure. By Sally Nyakanyanga 3 May 2019 for openDemocracy It was late afternoon in Harare, Zimbabwe, and Rudo Kabete, 35, sat beside more than…

The truth is, Africa is still a land to conquer

Other states pretty much do what they like, partly because there are new factors in play that have added to the daily squabbling and which, taken on their own, have nothing to do with the migrant phenomenon. Africa possesses 30%…

The African Great Green Wall project: a breath of fresh air

From The Great Green Wall The Great Green Wall is an African-led movement with an epic ambition to grow an 8,000km natural wonder of the world across the entire width of Africa. A decade in and roughly 15% underway, the…

The danger of a single story

Our lives, our cultures, are composed of many overlapping stories. Novelist Chimamanda Adichie tells the story of how she found her authentic cultural voice — and warns that if we hear only a single story about another person or country,…

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…

African women united against microcredit vultures

“The IMF and the World Bank have over-indebted my country. Their structural adjustment programs have pushed women into microcredit, supported by the World Bank… Many microcredit institutions lead them to over-indebtedness and impoverishment”. By Fátima Martín, Femenino Rural   To be…

‘All of Humanity Is Part of This Story’ – UNESCO on Day to Remember Slavery

Human Wrongs Watch 23 August 2016 – The courage of the men and women who in August 1791 revolted against slavery in Haiti “has created obligations for us,” the head of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)…

Pan African Parliament Endorses Ban on FGM, Underage Marriage

Human Wrongs Watch By Desmond Latham* JOHANNESBURG, 6 August, 2016 (IPS) – After years of wrangling and debates among African leaders, the movement to end female genital mutilation (FGM) is gaining real momentum, with a new action plan signed this…

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