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Pambazuka News Pambazuka News is produced by a pan-African community of some 2,600 citizens and organisations - academics, policy makers, social activists, women's organisations, civil society organisations, writers, artists, poets, bloggers, and commentators who together produce insightful, sharp and thoughtful analyses and make it one of the largest and most innovative and influential web forums for social justice in Africa.

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    Behind the dehumanization of African asylum seekers

    Yohannes Woldemariam (2015-09-02)

    cc EPA
    Isn’t it a strange paradox that the death of a lion in Zimbabwe galvanizes global solidarity, whereas poor human beings fleeing misery and death are viewed with utter contempt? What is yet to enter the public discourse is the West’s complicity for the circumstances that generate refugees in the first place.

    Mass migration deaths caused by imperialist foreign policy

    Abayomi Azikiwe (2015-09-03)

    cc VD
    As migrants and refugees continue to die in their efforts to escape from war or simply to better their lives, and as the EU struggles to cope with the continued influx, what can be done to rectify the situation? Should the focus be on the traffickers who are getting rich off people’s misery or the European countries that are struggling with their own crises?

    Africa no longer hopeless, only voiceless

    Samson Demissie Teffera (2015-09-02)

    cc Bio
    There is little doubt that Africa’s fortunes have improved considerably in recent years, although poverty, inequality and resource theft remain widespread. Leaders like Obama who have pledged to support Africa should openly fight the entrenched marginalisation of the continent at global decision-making fora.

    Retreat of foreign investment from Africa means less looting

    Patrick Bond (2015-09-02)

    cc LP
    Governments across Africa are obsessed with foreign direct investment. Yet every year the continent losses billions of dollars through illegal financial outflows connected with FDI. More money is lost through legal transfers of super-profits and foreign investors are responsible for distorting national economies.

    Canada in Africa: 300 years of aid and exploitation

    Yves Engler (2015-09-02)

    cc SABC
    Canadian policy in Africa can be summed up in nine words: Do what is good for Canadian-owned mining companies.

    Resistance to an erroneous ‘development’ model

    Boaventura Monjane (2015-09-03)

    cc FLG
    The people of Mozambique are resisting the controversial agricultural development programme ProSavana, fearing it will cause environmental degradation and social displacement. Protest is targeting the neoliberal model of development that fails to spread benefits beyond elites and investors and instead deepens poverty and exploitation.

    ‘A political coup’ in Haiti

    Sokari Ekine (2015-09-01)

    cc PZ
    Haiti’s 9 August election was a sham. Although the popular Fanmi Lavalas party of ousted President Jean Betrand Aristide was allowed to contest after 11 years, the ruling party of the Western-backed despot Martelly hired armed goons who disrupted the election throughout the country. There are fears about what will happen during presidential elections next month.

    Making Black lives matter in Colombia

    Ajamu Baraka (2015-09-03)

    cc Pz
    Massive displacement, state and paramilitary violence, assassinations of community leaders, disappearances and an invasion of traditional Afro-Colombian territories by U.S. and other European multi-national corporations who want the land that Afro-Colombians occupy and the minerals beneath the ground, are the new existential threats.

    The pope, the activist, the martyr: And the organization putting their words into action

    Jeff Haas (2015-09-02)

    cc Pz
    The Mangrove Association, bringing together over 100 communities in El Salvador, has sought to create an egalitarian society where local democracy and environmental stewardship are key principles.

    Walter Rodney Commission of Inquiry was about justice delayed

    Justice for Walter Rodney Committee (2015-09-01)

    cc BSN
    A global committee of activists campaigning for justice for the acclaimed South American intellectual has raised questions about the commitment of the Government of Guyana to let a commission of inquiry set up for the purpose run its course. The committee is concerned that there could be a sinister plot to derail the inquiry.

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