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In today’s newsletter the Emerging Powers project announces a call for grant applications; gives a summary of Zuma's travels to China and the signing of the 5-10 Year Framework on Cooperation between the two countries; highlights Ethiopia's budding textile industry and relations with China; India's growing investment presence in Africa; militarization of the continent by the emerging actors. The news digest also provides analyses and news reports on China's evolving foreign policy and diplomatic relations. Read these and other news items in this week's edition of the Emerging Powers in Africa news digest.

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Event: Tajudeen Abdul-Raheem: 2011 Memorial

2011-05-19, Issue 530

Venue: Cyprian Ekwensi Cultural Centre, Garki, Abuja Date: 25th May 2011 MEMORIAL SYMPOSIUM THEME: “Linking Elections to Good Governance – Don’t Agonise, TIME: 9:00am to 1:00pm PANEL CHAIR: Mallam Kabiru Yusuf KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Dr. Kayode Fayemi, Governor of Ekiti State SPEAKERS: Dr. Chidi Odinkalu (Open Society Justice Justice Initiative), Dr. Hussaini Abdu (ActionAid Nigeria), Hajiya Saudatu Mahdi (Women’s Rights Advancement and Protection Alternative), Dr. Siddique Abubakar (A. B. U. Zaria), Amb. (Hon). Nkoyo Toyo (Member House of Representatives), Dr. Otive Igbuzor (African Centre for Leadership, Strategy and Development), Oronto Douglas (Presidency), Dr. Mohammed Kuna (INEC) and Dr. Abubakar Momoh (Lagos State University). Chair Organising Committee: Dr Kole Shettima

Why the Protocol on the Rights of Women in Africa is important to youth

Essay competition

SOAWR coalition

2011-05-19, Issue 530

In Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, this June, African heads of state and government will gather at a summit with the theme, ‘Youth empowerment for sustainable development’. Youth action is critical to the continent’s development, and more specifically, in ensuring that girls and women can make equally valued contributions to this development. As such, the Solidarity for African Women’s Rights (SOAWR) coalition would like to invite youth to reflect on the importance of the Protocol on the Rights of Women in Africa. Contestants are asked to respond to the question (in French or in English), ‘Why is the Protocol on the Rights of Women in Africa important to you?’ in an essay of a maximum of 2000 words. The competition is open to citizens of all African countries aged between 18 and 25.

The Egyptian Socialist Party Inauguration

4 June 2011

2011-05-16, Issue 529

'In response to the woes of our dispossessed masses and the aspirations of our popular classes and in the name of the Great Revolution of the Egyptian People on January 25th, 2011, we are founding The Egyptian Socialist Party, the Party that aims to ...

Perspectives on emerging powers in Africa: April newsletter available

2011-05-16, Issue 529

The edition highlights the recent BRICS Summit, held in China. An article by Mr John Bailey provides commentary on the event following his media coverage of the proceedings. A second article by Peter Konijn then provides a review of the second intern...

Event: No Land! No House! No Vote! Voices from Symphony Way

Picket by Symphony Way Pavement Dwellers and Blikkiesdorp residents, 16 May, Cape Town, South Africa

2011-05-09, Issue 529

What: Picket by Symphony Way Pavement Dwellers and Blikkiesdorp residents. Where: Parliament (Cnr Roeland St & Plein St) When: 12h00 - 13h00 on the 16th of May Why: We will be protesting against the horrible conditions in Tin Town and the go...

Essay competition: Why the Protocol on the Rights of Women in Africa is important to youth

SOAWR coalition

2011-05-05, Issue 529

In Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, this June, African heads of state and government will gather at a summit with the theme, ‘Youth empowerment for sustainable development’. Youth action is critical to the continent’s development, and more specifically, in ensuring that girls and women can make equally valued contributions to this development. As such, the Solidarity for African Women’s Rights (SOAWR) coalition would like to invite youth to reflect on the importance of the Protocol on the Rights of Women in Africa. Contestants are asked to respond to the question (in French or in English), ‘Why is the Protocol on the Rights of Women in Africa important to you?’ in an essay of a maximum of 2000 words. The competition is open to citizens of all African countries aged between 18 and 25.

IkamvaYouth: Urgent appeal for donations and help

2011-05-05, Issue 527

IkamvaYouth's head office in Makhaza, Khayelitsha was petrol-bombed on 27 April and the organisation is appealing for donations and help. IkamvaYouth is a non-partisan, non-governmental organisation that was established in 2003 in Makhaza, Khayelitsha with the objective of enabling disadvantaged youth to pull themselves out of poverty and into university and employment through peer-to-peer learning and support. The programme's success (87-100 per cent matric pass rate since 2005 and over 70 per cent of learners accessing tertiary for the past three years) has led to the model's replication in five townships in three provinces, and numerous accolades include winning the Mail and Guardian / Southern Africa Trust Drivers of Change award in 2010.

Samir Amin Award - deadline extended

2011-05-05, Issue 527

Following requests from a number of individuals, the deadline for the submission of essays has been extended until Monday 9 May. If you haven't already submitted your essay, please do so now.

African Awakenings and New Visions of Solidarity

2011-05-05, Issue 527

Pambazuka and the Carleton University Institute of African Studies invite you to a talk to celebrate Africa Liberation Day with Firoze Manji and Molly Kane, Pambazuka News. It takes place on Wednesday, 25 May at 6pm at the Arts Lounge, 1025 Dunton Tower, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada.

Fahamu Refugee Legal Aid Newsletter - May issue

2011-05-05, Issue 527

Fahamu’s Refugee Programme is pleased to announce the May 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 new blog and Facebook page.

Africa and the challenges of the 21st century

CODESRIA

2011-05-03, Issue 527

The Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa, CODESRIA, will hold its 13th General Assembly on 5-9 December 2011, in Rabat, Morocco. The triennial General Assembly is one of the most important scientific events of the African continent. It provides the African social science research community with a unique opportunity to reflect on some of the key issues facing the social sciences in particular, and Africa and the world at large. The theme of the scientific conference of the 13th CODESRIA General Assembly is ‘Africa and the challenges of the 21st century’.

Law in development: Work in progress

2011-05-03, Issue 527

This workshop will provide an opportunity for postgraduate students in the broad field of law and development to reflect on its themes, progress and future.

Adilisha: Emancipating communities

Analysis and commentary from Fahamu’s Education for Social Justice programme

George Mwai

2011-04-21, Issue 526

Adilisha, Fahamu’s Education for Social Justice programme, has launched its first newsletter. Pambazuka News speaks to programme manager George Mwai about how Adilisha’s work is contributing to the emancipation of communities, by providing activists with the skills they need in the struggle for social justice. Download the newsletter [PDF: 4.8MB].

UK event: The assassination of Patrice Lumumba

50 years on, what future for the Congo?

Jubilee Debt Campaign, Pambazuka News & Tipping Point Film Fund

2011-04-14, Issue 525

Africa will write its own history, and it will be, to the north and to the south of the Sahara, a history of glory and dignity. Join us for a short documentary film: ‘Assassination: Colonial Style – Patrice Lumumba, an African Tragedy’, followed by a discussion with Firoze Manji from Pambazuka News and Vava Tampa from Save the Congo. Where? Human Rights Action Centre, New Inn Yard, London EC2A 3EA When? 7-9.30pm, Monday 18th April Entry is free

The assassination of Patrice Lumumba: 50 years on, what future for the Congo?

18 April, Human Rights Action Centre, New Inn Yard, London EC2A 3EA

2011-04-11, Issue 524

Join us for a short documentary film: ‘Assassination: Colonial Style – Patrice Lumumba, an African Tragedy’. The film will be followed by a discussion with Firoze Manji from Pambazuka News and Vava Tampa from Save the Congo. 50 years ago Democratic R...

Strengthening the Civil Society Perspective

Series II: China and Other Emerging Powers in Africa

2011-03-31, Issue 523

The Emerging Powers in Africa Initiative commissioned four research policy reports in June 2010 following the successful completion of the first round of commissioned reports that was undertaken in 2009, culminating in an electronic publication avail...

Perspectives on Emerging Powers in Africa: March newsletter available

2011-03-31, Issue 523

The edition focuses on activities of the 2011 World Social Forum held recently in Dakar. An article by Sanusha Naidu provides commentary on the event and discussions that took place during a panel organised by Fahamu’s Emerging Powers in Africa (EMPA...

Fahamu Refugee Legal Aid Newsletter - March issue

2011-03-31, Issue 523

Fahamu’s Refugee Programme is pleased to announce the April issue of the Fahamu Refugee Legal Aid Newsletter, a monthly publication that aims to provide 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. We've also launched a new blog and Facebook page for the newsletter, to expand public access-points for information and networking about refugee legal aid.

Oxford opens a new chapter on Pan-Africanism

Moshe Molefe

2011-03-16, Issue 521

The ‘Pan-Africanism for the New Generation’ conference at the University of Oxford marks a turning-point in the history of Pan-Africanism, writes Moshe Molefe.

No Land! No house! No vote! Voices from Symphony Way

2011-03-10, Issue 520

In 2007 hundreds of families living in shacks across the new ‘integrated’ township of Delft in Cape Town were moved into houses they had been waiting for since the end of apartheid. But soon they were told that the move had been illegal and they were kicked out of their new homes. They built shacks next to the road opposite the housing project and organised themselves into the Symphony Way Anti-Eviction Campaign. Written toward the end of the struggle on the pavements, this anthology is testimony, poetry and an expression of the fight to bring about change. Hear an interview with Symphony Way residents on the Pambazuka Press website.

Call for Applications: Moving Walls group photography exhibition

2011-02-28, Issue 519

The Open Society Foundations invite photographers to submit a body of work for consideration in the Moving Walls 19 group exhibition. Application deadline is April 1, 2011....

Fahamu Refugee Legal Aid Newsletter - March issue

2011-02-28, Issue 518

Fahamu’s Refugee Programme is pleased to announce the March issue of the Fahamu Refugee Legal Aid Newsletter, a monthly publication that aims to provide a forum for providers ...

6 Billion Ways

2011-02-09, Issue 516

From the grassroots to the global, communities and movements are imagining and creating a world where people and planet come before profit, and democracy trumps corporate power. 6 Billion Ways is a day that explores this resistance through discussion, ideas, action and the arts. With speakers and practical workshops for all ages, debates, films, music and art, 6 Billion Ways is your chance to inspire and be inspired, and to make connections with others who want to challenge injustice and inequality, both in the UK and globally....

Fahamu Refugee Legal Aid Newsletter - February issue

2011-02-15, Issue 516

Fahamu’s Refugee Programme is pleased to announce the February issue of the Fahamu Refugee Legal Aid Newsletter , a monthly publication that aims to provide a forum for pro...

6 Billion Ways

2011-02-07, Issue 515

From the grassroots to the global, communities and movements are imagining and creating a world where people and planet come before profit, and democracy trumps corporate power. 6 Billion Ways is a day that explores this resistance through discussion, ideas, action and the arts. With speakers and practical workshops for all ages, debates, films, music and art, 6 Billion Ways is your chance to inspire and be inspired, and to make connections with others who want to challenge injustice and inequality, both in the UK and globally....

Request for Spanish–English article translation

2011-01-27, Issue 514

Do you have experience translating articles in Spanish into English? Would you be able to volunteer to translate an article for us? Please drop us a line at editor@pambazuka.org if so.

Request for French–English article translation

2011-01-27, Issue 514

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 editor@pambazuka.org if so.

World Social Forum meeting on aid effectiveness

2011-01-31, Issue 514

The African Women’s Development and Communication Network (FEMNET) has partnered with AWID and WIDE to organise a women’s consultation on aid effectiveness at the World Social forum in Dakar Senegal, as part of preparing for the Fourth High level For...

Pambazuka News condolence page for David Kato

2011-01-31, Issue 514

Pambazuka News has set up a condolence page for David Kato, the murdered Ugandan gay activist. Visit http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/action/70432, where you can leave messages of lov...

Movement Building Boot Camp training programme

2011-01-05, Issue 511

Fahamu and UHAI are co-organising a training programme called the Movement Building Boot Camp. The goal of the MBBC is to grow and strengthen the base of leadership among East African activists working on sexual rights and LGBTI rights. As part of this, the training will build and deepen skills and knowledge on issues of sexuality, gender and human rights, power and accountability. Please do note that this Movement Building Boot Camp is for East African activists only. For more information and to participate in this exciting and novel journey, kindly fill in the online application form (www.surveymonkey.com/s/YRGD22R) by 22 January 2011.

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