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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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    Features

    Open Letter to Pope Francis

    Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. (2015-05-20)


    c c AFP
    At “the premier forum for global economic and financial cooperation", Europe and North America occupy 9 of the 20 seats. Asia has six. Latin America three and the Middle East one. Africa, representing 16 percent of the world population, occupies one seat. In the World Bank, systemic racism has kept Black people out of influential positions.

    Change will come, but not now

    Tesfaye Yosef (2015-05-21)


    c c GLV
    Africa's second most populous nation after Nigeria, Ethiopia, goes to elections on 24 May. The ruling party, in power since 1991, is guaranteed a landslide victory. In the iron-fisted autocracy where no alternative voice is allowed to be heard, the only question is by what percentage they will “win” this time.

    They are selling records of African history

    Kwame Opoku (2015-05-21)


    c c PZ
    Unique historical evidence of the ancient cultures of a continent is being put up for sale on the open market in Europe. Yet in the countries of Africa where these priceless treasures belong, there is little public interest in the matter.

    Time for radical makeover of the MBA

    Dhiru Soni, Ahmed Shaikh, Anis Karodia, Joseph David, Marvin Kambuwa and Malcolm Wallis (2015-05-21)


    c c RBS
    Business education in Africa is in dire need of an overhaul. The new focus should be on training managers who are acutely aware of the issues of ethics and governance, environmental and resource sustainability, justice and fairness with a view to creating successful and globally sustainable societies.

    How should Economics be taught?

    Vincent Navarro (2015-05-20)


    c c YT
    As currently taught, Economics specializes in branches of the tree without understanding the nature of the forest. Absence of the study of the political and social context, determined historically, makes the subject an apologetic message for current power relations, leading to poor understanding of economic phenomena.

    The wretched of the sea

    Hamza Hamouchene (2015-05-20)


    c c IBT
    The securitisation of immigration control has failed to solve the migrant crisis because it ignores the root cause: a global system that puts profits before people.

    Fortress South Africa

    Jane Duncan (2015-05-20)


    c c TIA
    Like the richer countries of the North that are adopting tougher controls to stem the migration of people from the more impoverished, conflict-ridden South, South Africa is employing similar tactics. But this approach is futile, unsustainable and anti-people.

    “White savior” status quo remains intact

    Fairouz El Tom (2015-05-20)


    c c STC
    This year's ranking of NGOs shows that most are based in the West although they carry out their activities in the Global South; are disproportionately headed by white men, and many continue to display stereotypical and patronising images of Africans as poor and needy victims.

    Is Africa’s ‘resource nationalism’ just big business as usual?

    John Childs (2015-05-20)


    c c BDA
    Governments, most prominently those of Sub-Saharan countries, have argued for huge tax hikes on mining, oil and gas contracts in the name of the national interest. But beyond the rhetoric, resource nationalism is a cover for a business-as-usual bias.

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