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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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How Europe Underdeveloped 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 558: Angolan corruption, the climate crisis and elections in DRC (2011-11-17)

Pambazuka News 557: Wall Street, warmongers and North Africa transitions (2011-11-10)

Pambazuka News 556: G20 summit: Under the shadow of Occupy Wall Street movement (2011-11-02)

Pambazuka News 555: Durban climate change conference: Africa demands equity and justice (2011-11-03)

Pambazuka News 554: After Gaddafi: Intervention and imperialism in Africa (2011-10-27)

Pambazuka News 553: Nato occupies Libya; Famine, genocide and the Senegalese Spring (2011-10-20)

Pambazuka News 552: Occupation, land and peace: Organising from below (2011-10-13)

Pambazuka News 551: Special Issue: Western Sahara's struggle for freedom (2011-10-06)

Pambazuka News 550: Wangari Maathai: The tree that became a forest (2011-09-29)

Pambazuka News 549: Special Issue: Tributes to a fallen fighter: Wambui Otieno (2011-09-21)

Pambazuka News 548: Africa, Palestine and World Conference against Racism (2011-09-19)

Pambazuka News 547: Ten years after 9/11: War can't bring peace (2011-09-13)

Pambazuka News 546: US/NATO occupation of Libya & tributes to Samir Amin (2011-09-08)

Pambazuka News 545: Corporations, crime, revolts and protests (2011-08-18)

Pambazuka News 544: Stealing the commons and looting the streets (2011-08-11)

Pambazuka News 543: Resisting imperialism: Sites of struggle (2011-08-04)

Pambazuka News 542: Libya: The true costs of war (2011-07-28)

Pambazuka News 541: Forced migration: Rethinking 'governance' and justice (2011-07-27)

Pambazuka News 540: Legalised looting: Exploitation and dissent (2011-07-21)

Pambazuka News 539: Defining citizenship, nation and the state (2011-07-14)

Pambazuka News 538: Scams, theft and invasions (2011-07-04)

Pambazuka News 537: Land grabs, kleptocratic capitalism and citizen protests (2011-06-30)

Pambazuka News 536: Polluters and corporates: Stealing the commons (2011-06-23)

Pambazuka News 535: From aid and humanitarianism to solidarity (2011-06-16)

Pambazuka News 534: Interpreting the 'Arab Spring' (2011-06-09)

Pambazuka News 533: Special issue: Water and privatisation (2011-06-06)

Pambazuka News 532: Time to bury the IMF (2011-06-02)

Pambazuka News 531: Lessons from the uprisings (2011-05-25)

Pambazuka News 530: Memory, history and transformation: 'Time future contained in time past' (2011-05-19)

Pambazuka News 529: If Sexuality were a human being... (2011-05-12)

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