Author Archives: Rosalux

An Anti-Colonial “In the Mood for Love”

An Anti-Colonial “In the Mood for Love”

AUTHORS Amil Shivji, Hildegard Kiel The African film industry is small, chronically underfunded, and most of its productions remain limited to the domestic market. Only rarely do African films make it onto the international film circuit, and even less often do they win critical acclaim from abroad, making their occasional success all the more remarkable. Amil Shivji was born in Tanzania and is a lecturer at ...

Tanzanian feature film Vuta N’Kuvute to premiere at Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF)

Tanzanian feature film Vuta N’Kuvute to premiere at Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF)

Kijiweni Productions, an RLS partner in Tanzania, is very happy to finally announce that their Tanzanian feature film, Vuta N’Kuvute (Tug of War), an adaptation of Adam Shafi’s 1950s romantic political drama set in Zanzibar, will have its world premiere in September this year (2021) at the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). This is the first time a Tanzanian feature film will play at the festival ...

CONFRONT NEOLIBERALISM WITH FEMINIST CLIMATE JUSTICE APPROACHES TO END THE CLIMATE CRISIS

CONFRONT NEOLIBERALISM WITH FEMINIST CLIMATE JUSTICE APPROACHES TO END THE CLIMATE CRISIS

By SUSAN NAKACWA and FAITH LUMONYA As people around the world recognised and celebrated World Environment Day 2021 we wondered why efforts to address the climate crisis are not yielding any major victories. We believe that the missing link in ongoing climate actions is the non-recognition that climate change is a social issue. Climate action must be linked to the social justice struggle and center those ...

CONFERENCE: "The search for a New Economic Dispensation in Uganda" - Thursday | 12.08.2021

CONFERENCE: “The search for a New Economic Dispensation in Uganda” – Thursday | 12.08.2021

Southern and Eastern African Trade Information and Negotiations Institute (SEATINI-Uganda) and Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung-East Africa Office wish to invite you to a Conference on “The search for a New Economic Dispensation in Uganda:  Lessons from COVID-19”. The conference is scheduled for Thursday, 12th August 2021, at Kabira Country Hotel, starting 9:00 AM and will also be on ZOOM (See details o ...

Political Presentation of Batwa Minority in Burundi

Political Presentation of Batwa Minority in Burundi

This paper by Richard Ntakirutimana, a human rights scholar and advocate, draws attention particularly to the political inclusion of the Batwa, as Burundi's “First People’’. The Batwa are indigenous peoples originally populating the forests in the Great Lakes region of Africa but who have gradually lost their traditional lands through a combination of a long process of forced evictions in the name of development and ...

UGANDA: The 3rd National Women Land Rights Conference

UGANDA: The 3rd National Women Land Rights Conference

The 3rd National Women's Land Rights Conference will be held from the 10th -11th of August 2021 virtually via Zoom platform.   This year the Women Land Rights Movement (UG) and partners have organized a conference under the theme; "Tracking progress of women's rights to land in Uganda 2016 - 2021 and the implications to national socio-economic transformation ". The virtual conference will be a time for ...

Webinar on AFCFTA CONTEXT: EXTERNAL INTERESTS AND FINANCE - Thursday | 6.5.2021 | 10:00–12:00 CET

Webinar on AFCFTA CONTEXT: EXTERNAL INTERESTS AND FINANCE – Thursday | 6.5.2021 | 10:00–12:00 CET

Thursday | 6.5.2021 | 10:00–12:00 CET AFCFTA CONTEXT: EXTERNAL INTERESTS AND FINANCE Both the European Union and China welcome the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) and support its formation financially and technically. At the same time, they pursue their economic interests on the continent in a way that may hinder economic integration within Africa, e.g. by signing bilateral or regional free trade a ...

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