New book by Nnimmo Bassey
2011-12-04, Issue 560
As thousands assemble in Durban for this year’s climate talks, the countries of the global South hope for some listening as well as all the talking...
New Pambazuka Press titles
2011-12-05, Issue 560
You are cordially invited to the launch of three Pambazuka titles, To Cook a Continent, Earth Grab and African Awakening on Tuesday the 6th of December at Ike's Books in Durban. Authors and activists, Nnimmo Bassey, the ETC Group, Patrick Bond and mo...
CAS Gallery Exhibition, UCT Upper Campus, 8 December
2011-12-05, Issue 560
Zanele Muholi and Khanyisile Mbongwa put together a collaborative show around the idea of interstices, of spaces in between/in-between spaces - literal, metonymic, metaphorical. 'Ngaphakathi esiphakathini' is directly translated as 'inside the in-bet...
Steve Biko Foundation
2011-11-16, Issue 558
Opportunity Closing Date: Monday, November 28, 2011 Opportunity Type: Call for Submissions 18 December 2011 marks Bantu Stephen Biko’s 65th birthday. In celebration, the Steve Biko Foundation is calling for reflections on the legacy of this South African freedom fighter. The topic is The Contemporary Relevance of Steve Biko. Submissions may focus on any field that was impacted by Biko, but of particular interest are: The Arts, Culture, Education, Economic Development, Identity and Health Submissions will be published in the December issue of the Steve Biko Foundation’s FrankTalk Journal as well as on the FrankTalk Blog. The length of the submission should be between 800 and 1500 words in MS Word. Papers should be submitted to Dibuseng Kolisang at dibuseng[AT]sbf.org.za Alternatively, papers may be faxed to + (27.11) 403. 8835. For more information email Dibuseng or call + (27.11) 403. 0310.
2011-11-17, Issue 558
The first cohort of 10 fellows of the Fahamu Pan-African Fellowship programme graduated at an event held on 18 November 2011 at Southern Sun Mayfair in Parklands, Nairobi. This occasion was organised to mark the end of a year-long programme that supported and nurtured a cadre of visionary, innovative and energetic activism and leadership among Kenya’s community organisers. This graduation ceremony brought together all those involved in the programme since its inception in a collective celebration of the achievements of the fellows. For more details about the Fellowship, please contact George Mwai.
2011-11-21, Issue 558
Weapons of Mass Construction: MBBC E-Learning Platform Launches! The Movement Building Boot Camp (MBBC) online platform is an e-learning space for African activists doing progressive work around sexuality, gender, justice and rights. It features t...
2011-11-03, Issue 555
Date: Saturday 5 November 2011 Venue: Café Ganesh, Observatory (corner Trill Road & Lower Main Road). Cape Town, South Africa. Time: From 10am to 6pm Free entry www.anarchistbookfair.co.za Remember, remember, the fifth of November, as this is the date when South Africa will play host to its first ever Anarchist Book Fair, taking place in Observatory, Cape Town, at Café Ganesh (corner Trill Road and Lower Main Road). Comrades, armchair anarchists, committed revolutionaries and book lovers are invited to come and learn about this exciting philosophy and its proud history of resistance. You can swing by any time between 10am and 6pm to check out a wide range of radical literature, music, movies, talks and more. There will be over 12 stalls and collectives taking part including –The Missing Shelf, Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Front, CrimethInc South Africa, Intsangu Clothes, Amandla! Magazine, Soundz of the South, Feminist Alternatives and Botsotso. The Sympony Way Pavement Dwellers will also be there showcasing their extraordinary book "No Land! No House! No Vote!"
2011-10-31, Issue 554
This month’s newsletter contains news of how, for the first time, an Israeli court has ordered the Government of Israel to grant asylum. Also in the issue are articles on resettlement in exchange for local asylum; UNHCR's incentive salary policy; hum...
2011-10-24, Issue 553
A small number of photographers and poets in Kenya have started the second phase of a creative project called ‘Koroga’. Photographers create stunning, ‘alternative’ images of Kenya and poets add short text to create slides, the ‘Koroga’, that say som...
2011-10-23, Issue 553
From the very first notes of her a cappella solo that introduce this album, it's clear that Amira Kheir is not afraid to take risks. Born in Italy of Sudanese paren...
2011-10-23, Issue 553
We, as editors, are searching for material for a book that is tentatively titled 'Worlds of Movement, Worlds in Movement' (or 'New Movement, New Politics'). This note is to invite your help in finding such material, either written or produced by you...
Fahamu protection campaign continues : Rwandan refugees in Africa need legal representation to defend against deportation
2011-10-19, Issue 553
Despite a partial victory for Fahamu and others who have raised the alarm over stripping tens of thousands of Rwandan refugees of protection, individuals and organisations are still encouraged to endorse an international civil society petition to halt the measure.
2011-10-10, Issue 552
This month’s newsletter takes special focus on the Rwandan Cessation Clause and the danger it poses to Rwandans who need protection and refuge. Insisted upon by Rwanda and supported by UNHCR, the Cessation Clause would revoke the refugee status of Rwandans throughout most of Africa at the end of this year, creating a crisis for Rwandan refugees and those who provide them legal aid. In response, please consider lending your support to the call to urge UNHCR and its Member States to continue to protect Rwandan refugees. If you do so right away, the Fahamu Refugee Programme can carry your views to the Executive Committee of UNHCR and representatives of its Member States at their annual meeting in Geneva, 3–5 October 2011.
2011-10-09, Issue 551
A network of Pan-Africanists from Ubuntu Pan African Network and Pan Africanist Unity groups are initiating an invitation to Cynthia McKinney to serve as the African World Envoy starting 28 October 2011. It has been recognized that Cynthia McKinney, ...
2011-10-09, Issue 551
14 October will see the launch of the book 'The Agrarian Question in the Neoliberal Era: Primitive Accumulation and the Peasantry'. The launch forms part of a day-long event taking place at Nyerere theatre one at the University of Dar es Salaam, whi...
2011-10-10, Issue 551
The African Gender Institute (AGI) and the Women and Gender Studies programme of the University of the Western Cape will on the 11th and the 12th of October 2011, co-host Professor Sylvia Tamale. Professor Tamale will be launching the book, 'African ...
2011-09-27, Issue 550
Please join Amnesty International and War on Want to hear about the remarkable work of Abahlali baseMjondolo (‘people of the shacks’), a movement campaigning for the rights of many thousands of South Africans living without access to adequate housing and at risk of forced evictions. The evening includes a a screening of the 20 minute short version of the film, Dear Mandela, the story of the emergence of Abahlali, its courageous response to the numerous challenges it has faced and its campaign against forced evictions, which led to the constitutional court victory in 2009. VENUE: Human Rights Action Centre, 17 - 25 New Inn Yard, EC2A 3EA DATE AND TIME: Friday 7 October 2011 at 6:30 p.m. CONTACT: Caroline Elliot, War on Want CElliot[at]waronwant.org Attn Africa Programme, Amnesty International, amnestyis[at]amnesty.org PRICE: FREE BOOKING: book your space here.
2011-10-03, Issue 550
The 2011 Right Livelihood jury has awarded Jacqueline Moudeina from Chad 'for her tireless efforts at great personal risk to win justice for the victims of the former dictatorship in Chad and to increase awareness and observance of human rights in Af...
Comparative African perspectives on China and other emerging powers in Africa
2011-09-13, Issue 550
China’s deepening engagement with Africa is receiving increased attention from the global media, the public and private sectors and academic research. This should not however overshadow the activities of other emerging powers in Africa, including India, Brazil and the Gulf states. This call therefore seeks to develop African perspectives in the discourse surrounding the engagement between Africa and these emerging powers. Deadline for receiving applications: 12 October 2011. For further details please download information here.
2011-09-14, Issue 547
We are very pleased to announce that admissions are now open for five scholarships for candidates from African Commonwealth countries to study for the part-time Masters in International Human Rights Law at the University of Oxford, starting September 2012. The course website can be found here, while details about the scholarships, including eligibility criteria and how to apply, can be found on the fees and funding pages.
2011-09-15, Issue 547
Through the annual Prince Claus Award, the Fund honours eleven cultural pioneers, for their outstanding achievements in the field of culture and development. Chimurenga is honoured to receive the Prince Claus Fund’s 2011 Principal Award, and congratulates the 2011 laureates. We thank the Prince Clause Fund for their recognition of our work over the past nine years, and are proud to join the list of previous winners. Most of all, this award honours Chimurenga’s contributors and readers. Congratulations Chimurenga People.
2011-09-06, Issue 546
The new Fahamu Refugee Legal Aid Newsletter is now available. This issue includes breaking news about Australia's plan to 'swap' asylum seekers with Malaysia; an in-depth article on the issue by Dr Savitri Taylor; a trio of pieces about the situation faced by Rwandan refugees, including an important statement, which you can sign on to, against the planned invocation of the Cessation Clause; a review of issues faced by LGBTI people in Sudan, a little-known topic; case notes on rulings about Dadaab camp and UK-Cyprus return; discussion of a recent review of asylum in Poland; and a report from visits to Syrian refugees in camps in southern Turkey – as well as our usual announcements of opportunities, requests and relevant new resources.
2011-09-06, Issue 546
Do you have experience translating articles in French into English? Would you be able to volunteer to translate an article for us? Please drop us a line at [email protected] if so.
2011-08-16, Issue 545
Pambazuka Press titles are now available at bargain prices – get your copies from our website. Food Rebellions! $8 (RRP $27.95) / £5 (RRP £16.95) Ending Aid Dependence $8 (RRP $16.95) / £5 (RRP £9.95) Speaking Truth to Power $8 (RRP $24.95) / £5 (RRP £14.95) Reclaiming African History $15 (RRP $20.95) / £9 (RRP £12.95) My Dream is to be Bold $19 (RRP $27.95) / £12 (RRP £16.95) Where is Uhuru? $19 (RRP $27.95) / £12 (RRP £16.95) SMS Uprising $13 (RRP $20.95) / £8 (RRP £12.95) African Voices $6 (RRP $28.95) / £4 (RRP £17.95) Experiments with Peace $19 (RRP $32.95) / £12 (RRP £19.95)
2011-08-09, Issue 544
Pambazuka Press titles are now available at bargain prices – get your copies from our website. Food Rebellions! $8 (RRP $27.95) / £5 (RRP £16.95) Ending Aid Dependence $8 (RRP $16.95) / £5 (RRP £9.95) Speaking Truth to Power $8 (RRP $24.95) / £5 (RRP £14.95) Reclaiming African History $15 (RRP $20.95) / £9 (RRP £12.95) My Dream is to be Bold $19 (RRP $27.95) / £12 (RRP £16.95) Where is Uhuru? $19 (RRP $27.95) / £12 (RRP £16.95) SMS Uprising $13 (RRP $20.95) / £8 (RRP £12.95) African Voices $6 (RRP $28.95) / £4 (RRP £17.95) Experiments with Peace $19 (RRP $32.95) / £12 (RRP £19.95) * As our website uses sterling as its primary currency, prices in dollars are approximations.
2011-08-08, Issue 543
In this months newsletter Daniel Large provides commentary on relations between China and South Sudan, as well as the potential role for China to play in the newly independent state. In our second commentary piece, Peter Bosshard provides insight int...
Symphony Way Pavement Dwellers
2011-08-04, Issue 543
The Symphony Way Pavement Dwellers – the authors of 'No Land! No House! No Vote! Voices from Symphony Way' – invite Pambazuka readers to learn more about their struggle by attending events in Johannesburg, South Africa, this week. Naomi Klein ('The Shock Doctrine', 'No Logo') has called their book 'a beauty, extraordinary in every way’.
Author tour – campaign to bring Symphony Way words to the world
2011-06-30, Issue 537
'We need to let the outside world hear our voices.' We are working to bring the voices of the Symphony Way Pavement Dwellers to the outside world with the launch of a new campaign. The aim is to bring three authors of the acclaimed book 'No Land! No House! No Vote! Voices from Symphony Way' on a tour of the USA and the UK. Their story is testimony that there is thinking in the shacks and that there are complex humans who dialogue, theorise and fight to bring about change. This tour is a response to global interest and will allow the authors share in person the story of their struggle against injustice with dignity and courage. Every donation is rewarded, from books and DVDSs to personal meetings with the authors themselves, and every donation helps carry their message further. See the campaign on IndieGoGo for details at http://bit.ly/jGXF3i and follow the struggle on Twitter at #symphonytour.
2011-06-30, Issue 537
Fahamu’s Refugee Programme is pleased to announce the July issue of the Fahamu Refugee Legal Aid Newsletter, a monthly publication that provides a forum for providers of refugee legal aid. With a focus on the global South, it aims to serve the needs of legal aid providers as well as raise awareness of refugee concerns among the wider readership of Pambazuka News. You can also read the newsletter on our blog.
2011-06-30, Issue 537
Dr. Sreeram Sundar Chaulia Professor & Executive Director of the Center for Global Governance and Policy, Jindal School of International Relations, and author of International Organizations and Civilian Protection: Power, Ideas and humanitarian aid in Conflict Zones (IB Taurus) 4:30-6.30 pm, Tuesday 5 July 2011 A J Herbertson Room School of Geography and the Environment South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3QY (Map) All welcome - see flyer (PDF)Previous ... 91-120 | 121-150 | 151-180 | 181-210 | 211-240 | 241-270 ... Next