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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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Edited by Marcus Power, Ana Alves
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

To Cook a ContinentWalter Rodney
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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Back Issues

Pambazuka News 593: Women’s power, Sudan uprising and Somalia maneuvers (2012-07-12)

Pambazuka News 592: After Rio +20, struggles in Sudan and Algeria and helicopters in Haiti (2012-07-05)

Pambazuka News 591: Rio +20, Egyptian elections, Sudan crisis, and Haiti (2012-06-28)

Pambazuka News 590: Confronting patriarchy: revolution and the emancipation of women (2012-06-21)

Pambazuka News 589: Squeezing Africa dry (2012-06-14)

Pambazuka News 588: Bread, freedom, justice and solidarity (2012-06-07)

Pambazuka News 587: The Egyptian elections: Odds stacked against democracy (2012-05-31)

Pambazuka News 586: Africa Liberation Day and the new scramble for our lands (2012-05-24)

Pambazuka News 585: Of flowers, thorns and coups d'état (2012-05-17)

Pambazuka News 584: Struggles for the promised land: Letters from West African sisters (2012-05-10)

Pambazuka News 583: The bitterness of war, the sourness of justice (2012-05-03)

Pambazuka News 582: Charles Taylor: One man, two wars, one guilty verdict - justice for whom? (2012-04-26)

Pambazuka News 581: Mali, BRICS and how African dictators corrupt Europe (2012-04-19)

Pambazuka News 580: Challenges to globalisation from the South (2012-04-05)

Pambazuka News 579: Senegal victory: Can Macky Sall deliver? (2012-03-29)

Pambazuka News 578: DRC & Senegal: The people's voice unheard (2012-03-22)

Pambazuka News 577: Special Issue: Germany and genocide in Namibia (2012-03-19)

Pambazuka News 576: The dangers of Kony2012 (2012-03-15)

Pambazuka News 575: The dangers of Kony2012 (2012-03-15)

Pambazuka News 574: Crimes against humanity and the response of Pan Africanists (2012-03-08)

Pambazuka News 573: Special Issue: Ending violence against women and girls in Africa (2012-03-08)

Pambazuka News 572: Calls for freedom and the drums of war (2012-03-01)

Pambazuka News 571: Change, transformation and resistance (2012-02-23)

Pambazuka News 570: Keeping Pambazuka free and independent (2012-02-16)

Pambazuka News 569: The on-going challenge of self dermination (2012-02-09)

Pambazuka News 568: Ruptures and changes in 2012 (2012-02-02)

Pambazuka News 567: Protests: Is this the democracy we fought for? (2012-01-26)

Pambazuka News 566: Nigeria's smouldering rage and a new Libya threat (2012-01-19)

Pambazuka News 565: Rwandan genocide truth revealed, Nigeria revolts and ANC at 100 (2012-01-12)

Pambazuka News 564: Fanon, Biko and Sankara: The courage to invent the future (2011-12-20)

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