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Pambazuka News 213: Durban climate change conference: Africa demands equity and justice

2011-11-17, Issue 558

This week's French edition is a translation of the special issue on COP17, available in English here.

Pambazuka News 206: Africa in the face of Western domination

2011-09-29, Issue 550

An appeal to the European and North American intelligentsia against the attack on the African peoples Prince Kum’a Ndumbe III Since the invasion of Iraq, the West has given us daily proof that it is neither interested in the common destiny of humanity nor in dialogue between peoples. Its only concern is absolute global dominance – military, financial, cultural and intellectual. Prince Kum’a Ndumbe 111 thinks, the NATO imposed war against Libya is just one more episode in the scramble for Africa. http://www.pambazuka.org/fr/category/features/76630 ****** The funding of research and alleged scientific dialogue Prince Kum’a Ndumbe III It is time for Africa to rearm itself in the face of the various attacks being unleashed against it by Western military powers. A key area is sovereignty over the use of its natural resources and wealth. The struggle, argues Prince Kum’a Ndumbe III, begins with the restoration and reaffirmation of our collective memories. http://www.pambazuka.org/fr/category/features/76629 ****** For the creation of a Palestinian state Hugo Chavez Though he was absent at the UN General Assembly during which Mahmood Abbas made his historic call for the recognition of the Palestinian state, Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez extended strong support for the initiative. In a letter to the UN Secretary General, he described it as “an act of historic justice towards a people who carry with them, from time immemorial, all the pain and suffering in the world. http://www.pambazuka.org/fr/category/features/76628 ****** Egypt – Time for the peoples revolution to open the Rafah Crossing! Haidar Eid Israel has not only colonised the territories, writes Haidar Eid, but it has also taken control of the “Palestinian narrative and history” and confiscated international law. The Rafah crossing, like the birth of the Palestinian state, is testimony to the injustices that continue to be inflicted on the people. http://www.pambazuka.org/fr/category/features/76632 ****** A salutary democratic revolution in the Arab world or the first major social crisis of globalisation? Patrice Allard Whether they are called the Arab Spring or ‘salutary revolutions’, the uprisings that have shaken the Arab world and ousted some dictatorial regimes appear to herald the dawn of a new day. But fundamental questions remain behind what the West describes as the opening of a new chapter. http://www.pambazuka.org/fr/category/features/76635 ******

Pambazuka News 202: Senegal’s political crisis and threats to democracy

2011-08-16, Issue 545

Senegal: The Balkanisation of the rule of law, justice under threat and the republic in danger Aboubacry Mbodji Senegal’s political crisis is the result of several factors linked to the derailment of the principles of the rule of law that require the separation and independence of the executive, legislative and judicial branches of the state, the equality of all citizens before law and the respect of the sovereignty of the people. Ten years of political alternation have led to a ‘patrimonialisation’ of power and the concentration of power in a single family, which according to Aboubacry Mbodji ‘is a serious danger to the republic’. This is the real meaning of the revolts taking place in the country. http://www.pambazuka.org/fr/category/features/75678 ****** Can the independence of South Sudan inspire anglophone Cameroon? Patrice Nganang The independence of South Sudan on 9 July this year marked the birth of the 54th African nation. This also marks the second time, after Eritrea, that the principle of the inviolability of colonial borders has been flouted, a precedent that according to Patrice Nganang could be applied to anglophone Cameroon. http://www.pambazuka.org/fr/category/features/75680 ****** Aid for Somalia: The Africa we dream of Jean-Baptiste Placca At their summit in Addis Ababa in July 2011, African Union heads of state called for a general mobilisation to help the estimated 12 million people threatened by famine in the Horn of Africa. This African mobilisation, says Jean Baptiste Placca, is a sign of hope. http://www.pambazuka.org/fr/category/features/75679 ****** Why is emergency aid insufficient? Renaud Duterme If charity were enough to abolish misery and exploitation, says Renaud Duterme, we would be living in an idyllic world. The crisis in Somalia, he argues, shows yet again that the concepts of solidarity practised by development organisations are the wrong solutions. http://www.pambazuka.org/fr/category/features/75684 ****** Morocco: The mood of the people living in rural and mountainous areas Omar Aziki Well before the protest movements that have swept Morocco since February, there were protests in several rural regions of the country throughout the years of 2008, 2009 and 2010. The latest developments show that lessons have been learned from the struggles of marginalised rural people. Omar Aziki underlines the great capacity of resistance, shown especially by the women, and this despite the simplicity of their demands. http://www.pambazuka.org/fr/category/features/75683 ****** Normalisation and its effects on producers in the global South Normalisation is increasingly visible in international commercial transactions whose complexity constitutes an obstacle in the access to European markets by countries in the global South. The solution proposed by the organisation ‘Engineers without frontiers’ is to rethink the way these norms are conceived with the active involvement of southern countries. http://www.pambazuka.org/fr/category/features/75681 ****** South Africa: Nuclear energy will be our ruin Glenn Ashton The technocrats are calling the shots and nuclear energy is once again on the table in South Africa. How was the 2008 moratorium put into question? How has nuclear energy, hitherto considered too expensive, suddenly become affordable? A story with many twists. http://www.pambazuka.org/fr/category/features/75685 ******

Pambazuka News 201: War in Libya, Al-Qaeda in the Maghreb and the French military presence in Chad

2011-08-11, Issue 544

WHO WOULD DARE BELIEVE IN THE WITHDRAWAL OF FRENCH COLONIAL TROOPS FROM CHAD? Ley-Ngardigal Djimadoum When Idriss Déby was being installed for a fourth term of five as president, France's vague attempts to put an end to its military presence in Chad sounded like a mere bluff. The context of regional geopolitical issues do not favour such an eventuality, not for Paris or the Chadian president. In this regard, Ley-Ngardigal Djimadoum underlines that the requirements of francophone Africa as well as the ‘culture of colonial serfdom’ are still perennial occurrences on both sides. http://www.pambazuka.org/fr/category/features/75539 ****** JUSTICE FOR SANKARA: HOMAGE AND TRIBUTE On 10 June 2011, some 21 French parliamentarians lodged an inquiry into the assassination of Thomas Sankara. Twenty-four years after the assassination of the former president of Burkina Faso, this move in search of truth fosters a long-lived symbol in the minds of resistance fighters in Africa and in the world. On 1 July, a dinner with the theme ‘Justice for Sankara, Justice for Africa’ was organised in Paris. Pambazuka brings to you a few short speeches that were made on the occasion of this ceremony which brought together more than a hundred personalities, celebrities, trade unionists, intellectuals and politicians. http://www.pambazuka.org/fr/category/features/75534 ****** DEFEAT OF THE WEST IN LIBYA AND IDEOLOGICAL DECLINE Jean-Paul Pougala Lessons from recent history have not helped the West. Given the experiences of Afghanis and Iraqis, just like the contents of United Nations 1973 resolution which prohibits foreign occupation and attacks on Libya, have turned out to be fruitless solutions. But when Europe lost its elite and now only relies on plagiarist intellectuals and philosophers, these kind of atrocities no longer shock anyone, states Jean-Paul Pougala. http://www.pambazuka.org/fr/category/features/75533 ****** SENEGAL: THE ORIGINS OF IRRENDENTISM IN CASAMANCE Amady Aly Dieng Here is a book which immerses the reader into the heart of the Casamance drama. In this publication, which is a result of several years of investigations and research, Oumar Diatta, a specialist educationalist and journalist, tackles the Casamance question on the triple plan – political, institutional and administrative – since the colonial era and in the light of the conflict borne of the freedom fighter demands of the Movement of Democratic Forces in Casamance (Mfdc). http://www.pambazuka.org/fr/category/features/75538 ****** FRANCE AND ITS WAR VETERANS: A NEW PENSION SWINDLE Cheikh Faty Faye It took 66 years after the Second World War to see France decide to align the pensions of the ‘Senegalese riflemen’ with those of French war veterans. For several reasons, Sheik Faty Faye finds this move ridiculous. Worse still, the most complicated procedures have been put in place to discourage any applicant. http://www.pambazuka.org/fr/category/features/75537 ****** SEEING SOCIAL MEDIA PROCESSES AS A MEDIUM FOR COMMUNICATION Pierre Georges This contribution relates to the connection between the alternatives, media citizens and the process of social forums which have developed during the last ten last years all over the planet. Pierre Georges presents the worldwide social forum as a ‘potentially powerful medium’ and presents the articulations which can help make it a ‘collective media’. http://www.pambazuka.org/fr/category/features/75535 ******

Pambazuka News 200: Celebrating 200 issues in the service of resistance, alternatives and social justice

2011-08-03, Issue 543

Why Pambazuka is unique The 200th edition of Pambazuka News in French is a special issue featuring different contributors who over the years have made this a reality. In the 10 years of Pambazuka’s existence, 2,500 researchers, academics, activists and others, driven by a Pan-African ideal and a commitment to social justice, have made Pambazuka the most prolific African platform for citizen journalism. This special edition hears from these contributors, why they read Pambazuka and why it is important to them. The 200th edition also carries excerpts from the 500th English-language edition of the newsletter published in October 2010 (http://www.pambazuka.org/en/issue/500). Pambazuka is clearly more than just a newsletter. ****** The struggle for a new thought world order Tidiane Kasse Four years on, we are now at the 200th edition of Pambazuka News in French. After years of cutting one’s teeth in mainstream journalism, working with Pambazuka (which means ‘arise’ in Swahili) and immersing oneself in the fervour of activism has led to a better understanding of the issues at stake in the battle for information in Africa. http://www.pambazuka.org/fr/category/features/75360 ****** Pambazuka and the struggle against capitalism, imperialism and for the emancipation of peoples Demba Moussa Dembele Demba Moussa Dembele pays tribute to Pambazuka’s commitment to the struggle for political, economic and social justice for the peoples of Africa and the diaspora and underlines that ‘its credibility and prestige make it a vital source of information on Africa for other media in the world, many of which reproduce Pambazuka articles, including translations, on their websites.’ http://www.pambazuka.org/fr/category/features/75358 ****** Pambazuka – a constant questioning Amy Niang According to Amy Niang, ‘the articles in Pambazuka use a kind of subversion which allows us to break through the dogma of the dominant narrative. Pambazuka generally puts forward subversive thought which allows one to break out of the dogma of the dominant narrative which paints Africa as frozen in time and incapable of following its own rhythm of change rather than one dreamed up elsewhere’. http://www.pambazuka.org/fr/category/features/75361 ****** The second phase of African decolonisation needs an alternative press Guy Marius Sagna and Fode Roland Diagne After reviewing the evolution of the African press since colonisation, Guy Marius Sagna and Fode Roland Diagne make a plea for a different kind of press to tackle Africa’s current challenges, one that will put at the forefront the voices of ‘workers, peasants, workers in the informal sector, women, youth and progressive Africans’ and accompany them in the struggle to take destiny into their own hands and break with the slavish ties imposed on the peoples of Africa by Françafrique, Eurafrique and Usafrique.’ Pambazuka, they say, ‘is the kind of model required for a truly alternative and anti-neoliberal press.’ http://www.pambazuka.org/fr/category/features/75357 ****** Pambazuka – an example of a free, alternative, citizen media Erika Carmelo The partnerships and links developed by Pambazuka News over the years have created bridges to several organisations including Ritimo. It is hence important, says Erika Carmelo, that Pambazuka remain ‘a reference and an example of what is meant by a free, alternative, citizen media’. http://www.pambazuka.org/fr/category/features/75347 ****** Alternative media, a means of struggle against the capitalist system Bernard Dodji Bokodjin Amidst the plethora of mainstream media that has swept through the world to consolidate a system of exploitation and servitude, Pambazuka News, according to Bernard Bokodjin, stands out as a platform that enlightens people in Africa and elsewhere on the real issues of governance in Africa and ‘fights for the emancipation of Africa from the yoke of colonialism and the domination of the Françafrique mafia’. http://www.pambazuka.org/fr/category/features/75356 ******

Pambazuka News 199: World faced with emergence of transnational capitalism

2011-07-28, Issue 542

Globalisation continues its forward march Noam Chomsky To date, the rise of public indignation has not questioned the power of companies. The future depends on what the majority is ready to withstand and knowing whether this vast majority will collectively come to a constructive proposal in response to the problems that are at the heart of the capitalist system of control and domination. If not, the consequences may be grave, as history has so clearly shown. http://www.pambazuka.org/fr/category/features/75157 ****** One Europe, several Europes in construction or deconstruction? Samir Amin To some, Europe is currently under construction. But Samir Amin thinks that those who think so have limited and fragile criteria for judgement which could be compared with the inter-dependence of interests, in the short-term, of European monopoles. According to Amin, the current crisis is most probably the start of the ‘deconstruction’ of Europe. http://www.pambazuka.org/fr/category/features/75164 ****** The emergence of transnational capitalism? Samir Amin Globalisation has always been an aspect of capitalism. By its very nature, it has been able to change with transformations which, depending on the parameters of analysis, give varied interpretations to the transnationalisation that the world is currently experiencing. In this transformation Samir Amin notes that the only question which arises is to know whether we have noticed ‘a qualitative change in the nature of capitalism’. http://www.pambazuka.org/fr/category/features/75162 ****** Senegal: What interpretation can be made of the happenings in June? Sidy Diop The events which recently shook Senegal show that the political system of the country is in crisis. Through massive street demonstrations, the population prevented the parliament from adopting a law, and a few days later, violent protests expressed the great dissatisfaction created by the energy policy. It should not be doubted that this is an unprecedented occurrence which calls for reflection in order to determine the true meaning of the happenings and perhaps draw lessons which are essential to hatch the institutional evolution that measures up to the new expectations displayed by the people. http://www.pambazuka.org/fr/category/features/75154 ****** Making revolution in Cuba today For many Cubans, Pedro Campos Santos does not need to be introduced. However, to most Cubans, he is probably still a stranger. What a pity. This is a result of the absence of horizontal flow of information and ideas. ‘Perucho’ belongs to an informal group called the SPD (Democratic and Participative Socialism), which for a few years now has devoted their activity to the advancement of the socialist way of life for the present and future Cuba – a way of life based on social self-governance and freedom for all people who practise this way of life, a socialism with all and for the good of all, just like the one José Martí wished for. In this interview, Martí, in his biography, recounts and gives us reasons for his political involvement and that of his comrades in the SPD. http://www.pambazuka.org/fr/category/features/75159 ****** The reason for marching against rape of women in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) When some Congolese heard of a march by their fellow citizens from Paris to Brussels, they thought it was madness. One of the recurrent questions asked was: ‘What will that change?’ The material, symbolic and humane reason behind the march was unknown to them. They had forgotten that great changes start from little things. This article by Jean-Pierre Mbulu is an attempt at theorising this walk and its effects. http://www.pambazuka.org/fr/category/features/75155 ******

Pambazuka News 198: Moneytheism and monotheism or the obscurantist international?

2011-07-21, Issue 540

Moneytheism and monotheism or the obscurantist international? Samir Amin The resurgence of spirituality has made religion a determining factor in history. But despite its strength, argues Samir Amin, religious belief has not destroyed what he calls the ‘immoral and savage competition’ that accompanies the coupling of moneytheism and monotheism. Amin notes that ‘contemporary monopoly capitalism is in crisis and is desperately trying to develop a new ideological offensive by a systematic recourse to ‘spiritual’ discourse. http://www.pambazuka.org/fr/category/features/74991 ****** Religion and the struggle of the oppressed Samir Amin History has a wealth of examples of the involvement of religious revivalist movements in revolts against oppression. But while liberation theology made waves in Latin America, similar movements in the Muslim world, says Samir Amin, were scotched in the bud with the complicity of all the powers. But today’s revolts seem to be unaffected by religious arguments and Amin asks whether 'this is an indicator of the limits of this model of legitimising the struggle for social justice.' http://www.pambazuka.org/fr/category/features/75007 ****** When a maniac tries to diagnose Amy Niang and Aboubakr Tandia It is impossible to understand and analyse the socio-political transformations in Senegal and elsewhere in post-colonial Africa without looking at how the ‘body’, in all its manifestations, is governed, write Amy Niang and Aboubakr Tandia. http://www.pambazuka.org/fr/category/features/75009 ****** Historical landmarks in the fight against violence against women Aline Murin-Hoarau The reason why violence against women seems to be so ingrained is because it is rooted in relationships of social dominance and racial discrimination, which historically have left little liberty for women. A key point Aline Murin-Horau took away from a recent meeting of Indian Ocean countries is that people must be aware of the history of this scourge if they want to succeed in transforming hearts and minds and the actions that follow. http://www.pambazuka.org/fr/category/features/75005 ****** France against democracy in Africa Paul Martial France’s imperialist policy towards Africa means it has to maintain its zone of influence, otherwise known as ‘Françafrique’, in order to protect the interests of French multinational companies, among others – a situation in which the democratic demands of African peoples count for little. It is difficult not to conclude, says Paul Martial, that French policy is a major obstacle to democracy in Africa. http://www.pambazuka.org/fr/category/features/75006 ****** An African of his times - Mamadou Dia would have been 100 today Tidiane Dia Mamadou Dia died on 25 February 2009 at the age of 98. He was ousted from his position as president of the council in Senegal’s first government after only two years. Accused of attempting to stage a coup d’état, he was arrested in December 1962. His imprisonment effectively ended his dream of genuine independence in Senegal. He would have turned 100 on 18 July. Tidiane Dia looks back at his life and times. http://www.pambazuka.org/fr/category/features/75004 ****** Gabon: France’s new military shield Mengue M’Eyaà Gabon has been in a political crisis since the ‘coup d’état’ staged by the Bongo clan in August and September 2009. It was in this context that Paris signed several new agreements with Tripoli which, laments Mengue M’Eyaà, will only perpetuate France’s African backyard, also known as Françafrique. http://www.pambazuka.org/fr/category/features/75008 ******

Pambazuka News 197: African uprisings responding to 'There is no alternative'

2011-07-14, Issue 539

THE REVOLUTIONS FROM TUNIS TO OUAGADOUGOU: OR IS IT THE RESPONSE OF AFRICAN MASSES TO 'THERE IS NO ALTERNATIVE'? (TINA) Guy Marious Sagna According to Jan Tibergen, '908 years is enough' to see the 'remedies' of the World Bank aimed at curing our countries of their social evils under structural adjustment. '908 years' is the response in 2011 of African masses from Tunis to Ouagadougou via Cairo – 'it is more than we can wait for. It is too much!' http://www.pambazuka.org/fr/category/features/74830 ****** FACED WITH THE CHALLENGE OF THE DEMOCRATIC JOKE: INVENTING THE DEMOCRACY OF TOMORROW Samir Amin In the wake of what he terms a 'democratic joke', Samir Amin raises a crucial question: ' Give up on elections?' The answer is no, but this begs for a new interrogation: 'How to associate new, rich and inventive forms of democratisation, which enable the making of an election a practice other than that conceived by conservative forces?' Such is the challenge, according to Amin. http://www.pambazuka.org/fr/category/features/74822 ****** THE UNIVERSALIST ALTERNATIVE: COMPLETE AND AUTHENTIC DEMOCRATISATION AND THE SOCIALIST PERSPECTIVE Samir Amin To establish a true democracy amounts to dismantling one system of values in order to create another, which, according to Samir Amin, 'requires mobilisation, organisation, a choice of actions, strategic vision, a sense of tact and the politisation of struggles' – and to note that a society cannot be transformed without the destruction of the system in place. http://www.pambazuka.org/fr/category/features/74823 ****** FORMER MOROCCAN POLITICAL PRISONERS CONTINUE THE STRUGGLE Naridah Khalid Former Moroccan political prisoners are taking the European Union to task, which recently granted their country an 'advanced status' without actually respecting the criteria on human rights necessary for this status. In this letter the former political prisoners explain how they continue their struggle for their social rehabilitation after years of detention and torture. http://www.pambazuka.org/fr/category/features/74825 ******

Pambazuka News 196: Senegal: New challenges following 23 June protests

2011-07-06, Issue 538

SENEGAL: 23 JUNE WAS A RED LETTER DAY Demba Moussa Dembélé 23 June will always be remembered as a disgrace for President Wade and his clan. But it will be etched in gold in the political history of independent Senegal. 23 June 2011 will forever r...

Pambazuka News 195: Senegal: The people halt Wade

2011-06-30, Issue 537

VIOLENT RIOTS AGAINST POWER CUTS IN DAKAR Tidiane Kassé Dakar has had a night of riots, with the masses taking to the streets since the end of Monday 27 June to protest against power cuts. In several areas of the city, the electricity supply is o...

Pambazuka News 193: DR Congo: The death of Chebaya and the advent of another Congo

2011-06-16, Issue 535

FLORIBERT CHEBEYA'S DEATH, ONE YEAR AFTER: A STRONG SIGN! Jean-Pierre Mbelu How can the struggle for human rights be converted into a struggle with the Congolese people (male and female alike) so that they become defenders of their own social, economic and cultural rights and political freedoms? What to do with the Congolese people whose rights and freedoms are constantly violated so that they do away with their status of 'innocent victims' defended only by a few worthy sons and daughters of Congo? How to enable them to become a people able to shout ‘their indignation’ without fear of death nor of vampires which can suck blood but cannot eat the spirit of resistance against the forces of death? Such are the questions which should bring the Congolese together, passionate for peace, justice and truth, and fighting for the advent of another Congo on this day when we remember these worthy sons and daughters of our people. Our article explores a few ideas. http://www.pambazuka.org/fr/category/features/74011 ****** GABON IN RUINS FROM SHATTERED DEMOCRACY Marc Ona Essangui The visit to the United States of America by the Gabonese President Ali Bongo Ondimba from 6 to 9 June has sparked off protests from Gabonese civil society. In a letter addressed to President Barack Obama, the Gabonese civil society not only denounced the catastrophic state of democracy and governance in their country but also reminded President Obama of his speech in Accra, Ghana, which should form the basis of his relations with African leaders. http://www.pambazuka.org/fr/category/features/74044 ****** MOROCCO: CITIZENS NOT SUBJECTS! In the wake of revolts which changed the course of history in Tunisia and Egypt, the movement of 20th February by young Moroccans fulfils and asserts this aspiration to freedom and social justice. Under the slogan ‘citizens not subjects’, Moroccan associations decided to join Moroccan youth in the ongoing dynamics of revolutions of the people of the Maghreb and Mashreq in the quest for a legally constituted state. http://www.pambazuka.org/fr/category/features/74013 ****** MADAGASCAR: STOP THE DISORDER The political crisis continues in Madagascar, with false solutions and missed opportunities in the search of a return to political stability. For the members of the observatory of public life, it is time to get out of this cycle which has brought about the crumbling of everything and now the Malagasy people have started to lose their bearings. http://www.pambazuka.org/fr/category/features/74010 ******

Pambazuka News 191: Africa: Tsunamis sweeping the post-colonial state

2011-06-02, Issue 532

AFRICA: SOCIO-POLITICAL UPHEAVALS AND HOPES FOR POLITICAL FREEDOMS Group for Research and Initiative for the Liberation of Africa (GRILA) Several major events occurred at the beginning of 2011 on the African continent, particularly from a global ...

Pambazuka News 190: Lessons from the 'Arab Spring'

2011-05-25, Issue 531

Lessons from the uprisings in the Maghreb Gustave Massiah South Africa and Palestine: Civil resistance and conflict resolution Nathalie Janne d’Othée Conference on racism: How will it play out? Mireille Fanon Mendès France

Pambazuka News 189: De Soweto 1976 à Tahrir 2011 : Les continuités d'une lutte

2011-05-19, Issue 530

« Aller au travail à pied » : Les leçons de Soweto et de la place Tahrir Mahmoud Mamdani Les crises civiles et le crime social Pascal Oudiane Quand le négationnisme tue à petit feu Jacques Depelchin Nigeria : Élections sur fond de tension sociale Paul Martial Madagascar : Passer de la crise à la transition Charlotte Larbuisson

Pambazuka News 188: Et Cesaire finit par mettre la France à genoux...

2011-05-11, Issue 529

Hommage à Aimé Césaire l’Africain Amadou Yoro Sy et Dialo Diop Tchernobyl, Fukushima : Et si on tirait des leçons à partir de l’Afrique ? Jacques Depelchin La société civile canadienne montre la voie pour une politique alimentaire populaire Famara Diédhiou L’ONU et la crise post-électorale ivoirienne : Dans les méandres d’une intervention sur fond de contestation Jean-Jacques Konadjé Libye: l’usage d’uranium appauvri, la partition du pays et les risques régionaux Farouk James Madagascar : Du droit des présidents Ratsiraka et Ravalomanana de revenir dans leur propre pays Fetison Rakoto Andrianirina Togo : 51 ans d’indépendance, à quand le bout du tunnel ? Bernard Dodji Bokodjin

Pambazuka News 187: Côte d'Ivoire : De la faillite de l'ethnisme au joug de l’impérialisme

2011-05-05, Issue 527

Côte d’Ivoire : Les significations du 11 avril 2011 Marice Fahé La croisade contre la Libye : une recolonisation impérialiste de l’Afrique Ley-Ngardigal Djimadoum Révoltes sociales et démocratie en Afrique Ley-Ngardigal Djimadoum

Pambazuka News 186 : Chine-Afrique : Espoirs et craintes d'une coopération

2011-04-19, Issue 526

La Chine réveillée saura-t-elle un jour éveiller l’Afrique ? Boubacar Diallo Badiane Génocide, responsabilité et loi internationale Gerald Caplan Les militaires américains et AFRICOM: Entre le marteau et les Croisés Horace Campbell Libye: Ce qui se cache derrière la politique d’intervention humanitaire Mahmood Mamdani et Herbert Lehman Mobilisation de masse, transition démocratique et violence transitionnelle en Afrique Michael Neocosmos Djibouti : Une dictature maintenue par la rente stratégique payée par les pays occidentaux Mohamed Doubad Wais

Pambazuka News 185 : L'Afrique face aux nouvelles guerres coloniales

2011-04-19, Issue 526

Côte d’Ivoire et Libye : Les guerres impérialistes coloniales françaises d’occupation ont repris Ley-Ngardigal Djimadoum Bataille d’Abidjan et guerre Chine-Occident Jean-Paul Pougala Côte d’Ivoire : Initiatives africaines et tromperie de la non solution Tiago Faia Burkina : Contre l’impunité et les alibis d’une démocratie formelle Gabon : Le régime illégitime veut faire interdire l’opposition Mengue M'Eyaà Mauritanie : Un procès sur l’esclavage pour la première fois Afrique : Soulèvements démocratiques et répression dans les pays africains Firoze Manji

Pambazuka News 184 : Cette Afrique qu'on veut mettre à genoux en brisant Khadafi

2011-04-06, Issue 524

Les mensonges de la guerre de l’Occident contre la Libye Jean-Paul Pougal L’agression militaire occidentale pour la reconquête de la manne financière et pétrolière libyenne Moustapha Kassé La Libye attaquée au mépris de l’Union africaine Moustapha Kassé

Pambazuka News 183 : La nature impérialiste des attaques contre la Libye

2011-03-30, Issue 523

La Libye face à une agression impérialiste Demba Moussa Dembélé Libye : Obama, le prix Nobel de la paix « des guerres justes et humanitaires » Komla Kpogli Contestations populaires au Burkina Faso : Le régime de Compaoré aux abois Lila Chouli Côte d’Ivoire : Les ressorts et les enjeux de la crise actuelle Ogou Bastien

Pambazuka News 182: Le Sénégal au carrefour d'une alternance en souffrance

2011-03-22, Issue 522

Sénégal : Un rêve peut-il mourir? Amy Niang Sénégal : La démocratie d’élite a prévalu sur les griefs d’une justice sociale Pascal Oudiane Haïti : Le retour de Jean-Bertrand Aristide Claude Ribbe Il faut accompagner l’Afrique dans sa quête de liberté Robert Lecou La pauvreté en Afrique est une insulte à la dignité humaine Michel Hunault La libéralisation des échanges peut être mortifère pour l’Afrique Jean-Pierre Dufau La vision stratégique attendue de la France en Afrique Jean-Marc Ayrault Les enjeux autour de l’Afrique de demain M. Jean-Paul Bacquet Initier un rapport rapport d’égal à égal avec l'Afrique Jean-Paul Lecoq Néo-impérialisme français, appropriation, pillage et prédation des richesses naturelles en Afrique Yves Cochet Un déclin symbolique, politique et culturel de la France en Afrique Jacques Remiller Rompre avec les pratiques de la Françafrique François Asensi Trois directions pour agir en Afrique du Nord Axel Poniatowski

Pambazuka News 181: Madagascar : Les dessous d'une crise qui perdure

2011-03-17, Issue 521

Les implicites de la crise malgache de 2009 : enjeux géopolitiques et géostratégiques Patrick Rakotomalala Crise malgache de 2009 et intérêts exogènes Patrick Rakotomalala Crise malgache de 2009 : Des enjeux géostratégiques ? Patrick Rakotomalala Crise malgache de 2009 : Des enjeux économiques face à un potentiel minier alléchant… Patrick Rakotomalala

Pambazuka News 180 : Côte d'Ivoire : L'absurdité des sanctions économiques et financières

2011-03-09, Issue 520

Côte d’Ivoire : la logique de « l’absurde » ? Pierre Sané Togo : Atteintes au droit à l’information et répression Bernard Bokodjin Demande de réparations pour l'esclavage : Naïveté du vaincu ou diversion ? Bernard Founou-Thuigoua Libye : Que sont les centres de tri devenus ? Amadou Amath

Pambazuka News 179 : Le Forum Social Mondial 2011 entre ratés et réussites

2011-03-01, Issue 519

Le monde refait Richard Pithouse Les mercenaires de Kadhafi, issus de toutes les guerres africaines Collette Bareackman Libye : La communauté internationale doit réagir aux massacres Karine Appy et Arthur Manet Forum social mondial : L’année globale d’action 2010 Gustave Massiah Notes préliminaires sur le FSM Dakar 2011 Giuseppe Caruso FSM 2011 : Une société civile dans sa confusion belle et désordonnée Franck Na Dictateurs amis de la France », l'Elysée maintient le cap ! Stéphanie Dubois de Prisqu Madagascar : Les ministres changent, la politique de la France reste la même Maurice Beranto

Pambazuka News 178: Les femmes rurales africaines se mobilisent pour l'agriculture familiale

2011-02-24, Issue 518

Promotion de l’agriculture familiale : les femmes africaines en campagne Tidiane Kassé Campagne pour l’agriculture familiale : la déclaration de Dakar La résistance de nos agricultures ! Yaya Dia

Pambazuka News 177: FSM 2011 : Repères d'un autre monde à construire

2011-02-17, Issue 517

Regard de jeunes activistes et de jeunes journalistes sur le Fsm Tidiane Kassé Un «autre monde» cherche à consolider ses repères à Dakar Tidiane Kassé La Tunisie doit faire l’audit de ses dettes Eric Toussaint Migrations : Une charte pour un monde sans mur Une autre place sociale est possible pour les femmes Afrique : Une gouvernance parlementaire pour impulser le développement Mettre fin à «l’Afrique poubelle» Le droit d’informer et d’être informé L’aide au développement, ennemie de l’émancipation Firoze Manji Autre monde possible et nouveaux paradigmes Chico Withaker Lancement du Consensus africain L’Egypte en mouvement Samir Amin Egypte : la fin d’un régime autoritaire, corrompu, illégitime L'ex-président Bush poursuivi par son passé Lettre ouverte aux chefs d’Etat africains « Intervention chirurgicale » en Cote d’Ivoire : la stratégie du pire ? Pierre Sané Jean-Bertrand Aristide doit rentrer chez lui ! Claude Ribbe

Pambazuka News 176 : Comment sortir la Somalie du chaos

2011-02-02, Issue 515

Y a-t-il une solution aux problèmes de la Somalie? Samir Amin France-Monde arabe: La politique de l’homme providentiel en question René Naba Pourquoi le Gouverneur de la BCEAO ne devait pas démissionner Jean Paul Dias Sénégal : Comment contraindre l’Etat à se mettre au service des populations ? Sidy Diop Que faire pour que le Sénégal renoue avec le progrès ? Sidy Diop

Pambazuka News 175: Les stratégies altermondiales face aux crises actuelles

2011-01-25, Issue 514

Les douze hypothèses d’une stratégie altermondialiste Gustave Massiah Le paradoxe tunisien Moubarack Lô La fragile stabilité de l’Egypte Hany Besada Dire la vérité aux puissants Kole Shettima Capitalisme transnational ou Impérialisme collectif ? Samir Amin Le discours du marché Samir Amin

Pambazuka News 174: Tunisie : Un mois pour effacer 23 ans de dictature

2011-01-19, Issue 513

Tunisie : Les raisons de la colère, de la révolte et de la révolution Basel Saleh Les duplicités françaises à propos de la Tunisie Faraniaina Ramarosaona Devoir de vigilance à l'égard de la demande des réparations liées à la Traite atlantique Bernard Founou Tchuiguoua Peuples de Côte d’Ivoire et d’Afrique maintenez votre lucidité Bernard Founou Tchuigoua La vérité aux puissants : A l’honneur de Tajudeen Abdul-Raheem Salim Ahmed Salim

Pambazuka News 173: Regards africains sur la situation en Côte d'Ivoire

2011-01-12, Issue 512

Les élections de Côte d’Ivoire : chronique d’un échec annoncé Pierre Sané Regard critique sur la crise post-électorale ivoirienne Kwado Appiagyei-Atua De la Côte d’Ivoire et des intellectuels africains Olympe Bhêly-Quenum Côte d’Ivoire : Toute l’Afrique interpellée Justiin Mendy Les ukases de l'Occident à Gbagbo Pathé Mbodje

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