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ALTERNATIVE NARRATIVE’S ON MAGUFULI’S LEGACY; A REMINDER THAT WE OWE HIS SPIRIT AN APOLOGY

ALTERNATIVE NARRATIVE’S ON MAGUFULI’S LEGACY; A REMINDER THAT WE OWE HIS SPIRIT AN APOLOGY

AUTHOR: Christine Mfanga* March 17th 2021 will always be remembered by the Tanzanians for having gone with their beloved president, the late John Joseph Pombe Magufuli.  The beloved part was for the poor majority though, and not the middle class elites and their western masters. It’s a year now since his transition and his legacy has also remained contested between the two sides, it’s either the narrativ ...

“Europe in listening mode”

“Europe in listening mode”

A new benchmark for success: making trade and investment contribute to the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals by 2030 The European Parliament`s Committee on International Trade (INTA) will prepare its first draft position for the European Parliament on the future trade relations between the EU and Africa. The report of the European Parliament, which together with the results of the EU-Africa Summit ...

Das Kapital in Kiswahili

Das Kapital in Kiswahili

Joachim Mwami on translating Marx — and Marxism — into the vocabulary of East Africa AUTHORS Joachim Mwami, Loren Balhorn Few books have had as great of an impact on how people think about — and seek to change — society as Karl Marx’s Capital. First published in German in 1867, a Russian translation of his magnum opus subsequently appeared in 1872, followed by a significantly reworked French edition in 1 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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