Resolutions of the First Pan African Colloquium held at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, January 13-15, 2016
2016-01-28, Issue 759
After three days of deliberations and considering questions of the heroes and heroines of the Pan African world, the Colloquium passed three resolutions: Commission of Inquiry into the death of Walter Rodney - Time to complete work; Resolution on the need for Robust intervention of the African Union in Burundi to stop genocidal violence and acts of genocide; and A Petition for the Government of the Dominican Republic to Stop Ethnic Cleansing Against Citizens of Haitian Descent.
Coordinated national strategies for confronting contemporary genocide
2016-01-27, Issue 759
Panel discussion: National Mechanisms for Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention Coordinated National Strategies for Confronting Contemporary Genocide DETAILS New York City Bar Association 42 West 44th Street New York, NY, 10036 Wednesday, February 3, 2016 6:00pm-8:00pm SYNOPSIS On Wednesday, February 3, 2016, the New York City Bar Association (NYCBA), in partnership with the Auschwitz Institute for Peace and Reconciliation (AIPR), will host a panel discussion entitled, “National Mechanisms for Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention: Coordinated National Strategies for Confronting Contemporary Genocide”. The event will take place at the NYC Bar and will focus on the composition, mandate, and activities of National Mechanisms, with a particular focus on the challenges and opportunities that accompany their work. This discussion will explore the tools and apparatuses available to these National Mechanisms and how they are employed in developing and implementing a unified national policy for genocide and mass atrocity prevention. PANEL • Ambassador Tuvako N. Manongi, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Permanent Mission of the United Republic of Tanzania to the United Nations • Ambassador Jorge Montaño, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Permanent Mission of the United Republic of México to the United Nations • Ambassador Federico Gonzalez, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Permanent Mission of the United Republic of Paraguay to the United Nations • Moderator Owen Pell, Partner at White and Case LLP and Member of the Auschwitz Institute’s Board of Directors SPONSORS African Affairs Committee - Elizabeth Barad and Jason Spears, Co-chairs CO-SPONSORS International Human Rights Committee - Anil Kalhan, Chair UN Committee - Michael D. Cooper, Chair Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice - Alexander Papachristou, Executive Director RSVP AIPR’s New York Programs Officer Rob Scharf at [email protected] or Elizabeth Barad at [email protected]
2016-01-22, Issue 758
Up to 100 fellows are selected every year in a globally competitive process based on personal, academic, and professional achievements.
2015-12-16, Issue 755
The Review of African Political Economy (ROAPE) announces the second round of its small research grants competition in memory of Lionel Cliffe, the founder member who died in 2013. It is intended to promote research in the spirit of his work, and is restricted to African scholars and/or activists based in Africa.
2015-12-03, Issue 753
The December 2015 issue of the International Refugee Rights Initiative’s Refugee Legal Aid Newsletter (formerly the Fahamu Refugee Legal Aid Newsletter) is out. Find the full newsletter here.
2015-11-25, Issue 752
Another round of the annual circus game on climate talks is here with the COP 21 about to start. Would you like to amplify your radical perspective on the crisis of climate change to over 600,000 readers all over the world? Then send your reflections, rants, insights, critique, arts-speak and much more to [email protected] before Dec 3rd, 2015 to be published in a special feature themed: Climate Justice: Is a New Ambitious Climate Regime a Possibility!
2015-10-28, Issue 748
The North American Delegation to the 8th Pan African Congress is holding a preparatory meeting to mobilize grassroots representation to the 2nd phase (to be held in 2016) on October 30‐31, 2015 in New York City at Medgar Evers College. The first phase of the 8th Pan African Congress was held in Ghana in March 2015.
2015-10-15, Issue 747
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How poaching funds armed groups and terrorists
2015-10-13, Issue 746
The program will start with a short video, “The Last Days of Ivory”, evidencing how poaching funds armed groups including al-Shabab, the Lord’s Resistance Army, Boko Haram and Darfur’s Janjaweed; they smuggle wildlife products valued at $1.3 billion each year.
2015-10-06, Issue 745
The October 2015 issue of the International Refugee Rights Initiative’s Refugee Legal Aid Newsletter (formerly the Fahamu Refugee Legal Aid Newsletter) is out. Find the full newsletter here.
2015-09-17, Issue 743
Pambazuka News Team is pleased to announce to its readers and supporters the launch of a new video blog called #PunchBack. #PunchBack provides comment and analysis of current affairs from a pan-Africanist perspective. We invite our readers to watch #PunchBack, share the vlog, engage with the issues raised and share your views with us. A new post of #PunchBack will appear every two weeks in the Comments & Analysis section of your newsletter. Welcome! Click on this link to the first post of #PunchBack. Pambazuka News Team
2015-09-17, Issue 742
The September 2015 issue of the International Refugee Rights Initiative’s Refugee Legal Aid Newsletter (formerly the Fahamu Refugee Legal Aid Newsletter) is out. Find the full newsletter here.
BUWA! Journal on African Women’s Experiences, Issue 6
2015-09-03, Issue 742
Contributors should indicate their interest and focus of the selected piece by 15 September 2015. All full articles should be submitted by 15 October 2015.
2015-08-14, Issue 739
Dear Readers and Contributors The Pambazuka News Team takes its annual break from 17-31 August 2015. We would like to thank you most sincerely for your continued support that enables us to carry insightful, sharp and thoughtful analyses, making Pambazuka News one of the largest and most influential web-based forums for social justice in the Pan-African world. EDITORS
Second Call for Papers: Pan-African Colloquium in Barbados University of the West Indies/Barbados, January 12-15, 2016
2015-07-07, Issue 739
The Departments of History and Philosophy; Government, Sociology and Social Work, The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, Barbados and PANAFSTRAG are pleased to issue a second call for papers for this inaugural international Pan African Colloquium to be held at The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, Barbados over the period January 12-15, 2016.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 31 JULY 2015
Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria
2015-07-02, Issue 737
c c CHR This prestigous degree is presented by the Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria in partnership with 13 leading African universities. APPLY ONLINE: http://www.chr.up.ac.za/index.php/llm-mphil-online-application-2015.html
2015-07-15, Issue 737
Nominations for the 2015 Drivers of Change Awards are now open! Nominate individuals, businesses, civil society organisations and government agencies that are making a real impact to end poverty.
2015-07-08, Issue 736
Pan-African Human Rights Defenders Network (PAHRD–Net) has opened a call for nominations for the 2nd Edition of human rights defenders awards. The awards will honor exceptional individuals who peacefully promote and protect universally recognized rights as stated in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights.
2015-07-21, Issue 736
There is a fund to re-build a hospital in the Gaza strip, damaged in last year's brutal attacks by Israel. Please click here to donate.
2015-06-19, Issue 732
The University of Ghana School of Law, in collaboration with the Open Society Global Drug Policy Program and Open Society Initiative for West Africa, is inviting applications for its intensive 6-day 2nd West Africa Executive Course on Human Rights and Drug Policy to be held at the University of Ghana, Legon between July 27 and 1 August, 2015.
2015-06-24, Issue 732
The first Freeman lecture will be held on 31 July 2015 in India. This year’s theme is “Chris Freeman's Enduring Contributions to the Economics of Innovation.”
2015-06-04, Issue 730
The New York City Bar’s Committee on African Affairs cordially invites you to a panel on: CONFLICT MINERALS and HUMAN RIGHTS: The Dodd-Frank Act’s Reforms and Reporting Requirements Tuesday, June 16, 2015 6:30 to 8:30 P.M. at the House of the Bar Association, 42 West 44th Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues) Conflict minerals in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) fuel conflict and finance armed groups committing horrendous human rights abuses. To halt this situation, Congress passed Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Act requiring the SEC to adopt rules requiring publicly traded companies to disclose whether “conflict minerals” used in their products come from the DRC or an adjoining country. If such minerals originate in the covered countries, companies must submit to the SEC an annual report describing the source and chain of custody of their “conflict minerals” (defined in the Act as columbite-tantalite (coltan), cassiterite, gold, wolframite, or their derivatives (tin, tungsten, and tantalum)). The second annual reporting date is on June 1, 2015 The panelists will discuss the effectiveness of the legislation, the reporting required by it, and the Court of Appeals’ decision on First Amendment grounds in the litigation that upheld most of the SEC’s conflict minerals rule. SPEAKERS HOLLY DRANGINIS, ESQ., Policy Analyst for the Enough Project, focused on the Democratic Republic of the Congo; MICHAEL LITTENBERG, ESQ., a partner at Schulte Roth & Zabel, where he advises on the Conflict Minerals Rule and oversees SRZ’s Conflict Minerals Resource Center; and ZORKA MILIN, ESQ., Senior Legal Adviser, Global Witness. MODERATOR: ELIZABETH BARAD, ESQ., International Law and Gender Consultant Co-sponsored by: Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice, (Alexander Papachristou, Executive Director); Securities Regulation Committee, (Sandra Flow, Chair); Financial Reporting Committee, (Michael Young, Chair); and International Human Rights Committee, (Elisabeth Wickeri, Chair). The program is free and open to the public. Please RSVP to [email protected]
Date: 1-3 July 2015; Arusha, Tanzania.
African Grantmakers Network
2015-06-02, Issue 729
c c AGN We are pleased to inform you that the Third Assembly of the African Grantmakers Network (AGN) which was postponed in 2014 will now take place from 1 - 3 July 2015 in Arusha, Tanzania and will be hosted by the African Women's Development Fund (AWDF) and the Foundation for Civil Society (FCS).
2015-05-29, Issue 729
The international conference in Barbados hopes to bring together scholars/researchers, activists and policy makers to interrogate the philosophical, political, socio-cultural and economic thoughts and legacies of these Africanists.
The last colony in Africa: Western Sahara and the right to self-determination
2015-06-04, Issue 729
His Excellence Mr Mohammed Salem Ould Salek, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Saharawi Arab democratic Republic Keynote address: The latest development on the question of Western Sahara Date: Friday 12 June 2015 Time: 14:00-16:00 Venue: Forum 150, HSRC, 134 Pretorious Street, Pretoria Ambassador Maitland, Chief Director of the Central and North Africa Directorate at DIRCO Presentation title: A renewed role of the African Union in Western Sahara Ms Catherine Constantinides, Lead SA Executive, Archbishop Tutu African Oxford Fellow and Social Cohesion Advocate for the Department of Arts & Culture Presentation title: The story of a forgotten people; my recent experiences in the refugee camps Kindly RSVP by 11 June 2015 to Sam Lekala at [email protected]; Tel: 0123169753; Cell: 0823281464
2015-05-07, Issue 726
The African Academy of Languages invites Africa scholars in the continent and the Diaspora to submit contribution for publication in a special edition of KUWALA (ACALAN’s Journal), which will explore the academic, conceptual and practical elements on the contribution of African languages to Agenda 20163.
“Donor Driven Peace? A Critical Reflection on Donor Support to Peacebuilding in Practice” Volume 11 Number 1. With Visiting Editor: Cheryl Duckworth, Ph.D., Nova Southeastern University
2015-05-07, Issue 726
Key challenges include how to support genuinely addressing the root causes of many intractable conflicts, which often involve deeply entrenched inequalities of wealth and power, while often having to meet headquarter demands for short term, quantifiable results rooted in linear and problematic assumptions about how change manifests.
2015-04-16, Issue 725
Pambazuka News, in collaboration with AfricAvenir (www.africavenir.org), invites contributions on the evaluation of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the question of the Post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Annual Research Conference: “Rethinking Peace, Security and Development in Contemporary Africa”
2015-04-02, Issue 723
The conference aims to examine the past and current approaches to peace, security and development in Africa in light of confronting the new challenges and the opportunities offered. Key themes focus on the emerging security challenges, technology and innovative approaches to peace and security and celebrating African successes and development.
2015-03-12, Issue 717
This convergence will derive key proposals for social action for full transformation of the structures and relationships that lead to violence in Kenya. It is expected that the outcome of the dialogue will be tools for partners seeking to achieve long-term results to post conflict transformation in Africa.| 1-30 | 31-60 | 61-90 | 91-120 | 121-150 | 151-180 ... Next