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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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African Sexualities

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Sylvia Tamale
A groundbreaking book, accessible but scholarly, by African activists. It uses research, life stories and artistic expression to examine dominant and deviant sexualities, and investigate the intersections between sex, power, masculinities and femininities
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Global NATO and the Catastrophic Failure in Libya

From Citizen to Refugee Horace Campbell
In this elegantly written and incisive account, scholar Horace Campbell investigates the political and economic crises of the early twenty-first century through the prism of NATO's intervention in Libya.
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Queer African Reader

Demystifying Aid Edited by Sokari Ekine, Hakima Abbas
A diverse collection of writing from across the continent exploring African LGBTI liberation: identity, tactics for activism, international solidarity, homophobia and global politics, religion and culture, and intersections with social justice movements. A richness of voices, a multiplicity of discourses, a quiverful of arguments. African queers writing for each other, theorising ourselves, making our ...more
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China and Angola

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This book focuses on the increased co-operation between Angola and China and shows that although relations with China might have bolstered regime stability and boosted the international standing of the Angolan government, China is not regarded as a long term strategic partner.
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How Europe Underdeveloped Africa

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Rodney shows how the imperial countries of Europe, and subsequently the US, bear major responsibility for impoverishing Africa. They have been joined in this exploitation by agents or unwitting accomplices both in the North and in Africa.
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Emerging Powers Digest: 14th Edition, 5 December 2014

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.

Call for Grant Proposals

The Emerging Powers in Africa Project is issuing a call for grant proposals. The grants are aimed at examining the political, economic, social and cultural impact of the emerging powers footprint in Africa. The grant is specifically related to empowering civil society actors in gaining the appropriate knowledge and developing the necessary tools to articulate an informed perspective on the emerging powers in Africa and the corresponding impact.


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Pambazuka News 715: Vatican Lies, Malcolm X and White Empire (2015-02-26)

Pambazuka News 714: Reclaiming Africa's revolutionary roots (2015-02-19)

Pambazuka News 713: Justice for despots, power to the people (2015-02-10)

Pambazuka News 712: Pitfalls of transitional politics in Africa (2015-02-05)

Pambazuka News 711: Pushing back: The people vs. elite power (2015-01-29)

Pambazuka News 710: Unmasking tyrants, rebels and liars (2015-01-22)

Pambazuka News 709: Charlie Hebdo and the hypocrisy of selective rage (2015-01-15)

Pambazuka News 708: Black power rising: Struggles for a just order (2015-01-08)

Pambazuka News 707:Thugs in power, poverty and Pope Francis (2014-12-18)

Pambazuka News 706: We can’t breathe! Violence on women, Blacks and the poor (2014-12-11)

Pambazuka News 705: Killing Black People: Racism in 'the land of the free' (2014-12-03)

Pambazuka News 704: Dismantling the one-party Planet (2014-11-28)

Pambazuka News 703: Transitional justice in Africa: Knowledge, narratives and practice (2014-11-18)

Pambazuka News 702: Killers and liberators: Kagame, Compaore and Sankara (2014-11-12)

Pambazuka News 701: 'You cannot kill ideas: The return of Thomas Sankara (2014-11-04)

Pambazuka News 700: Strategies for change: Build solidarity, confront power (2014-10-28)

Pambazuka News 699: Celebrating Ali Mazrui, 1933-2014 (2014-10-22)

Pambazuka News 698: Haiti and Cuba: Separating heroes from villains (2014-10-14)

Pambazuka News 697: No easy victories: From Ebola to the World Bank (2014-10-07)

Pambazuka News 696: The quest for social justice in South Africa (2014-09-30)

Pambazuka News 695: Misdiagnosis: Ebola, food myths and militants (2014-09-22)

Pambazuka News 694: Confronting occupiers, polluters and vampires (2014-09-17)

Pambazuka News 693: Africa rising? Fiction vs reality (2014-09-09)

Pambazuka News 692: Imperialist plots, resistance and Ebola politics (2014-09-04)

Pambazuka News 691: US-Africa summit, Gaza and murderous onslaughts (2014-08-12)

Pambazuka News 690: US-Africa leaders summit, Gaza and Western ire (2014-08-06)

Pambazuka News 689: International crimes, elite disasters and the BRICS bank (2014-07-29)

Pambazuka News 688: SPECIAL ISSUE: GMOs, food sovereignty and Africa (2014-07-23)

Pambazuka News 687: Big brother, the BRICS and blanket immunity (2014-07-16)

Pambazuka News 686: Dreams of revolution: Women, youth and the environment (2014-07-09)

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