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“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 ...

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 ...

Rosa Luxemburg: A Central European Revolutionary

Rosa Luxemburg: A Central European Revolutionary

Rosa Luxemburg (1871, Zamość, Poland–1919, Berlin, Germany) is one of the most fascinating and imposing revolutionary figures in modern European history and, at the same time, one of the most discussed to date. Her friends and adversaries emphasize the penetrating acuity of her intelligence, her great willpower, her lively and impatient temperament, her strong combative nature, and her great moral rigour. She was ...

East Africa: Voices of Resistance

East Africa: Voices of Resistance

COVID-19 photo series: Capturing the forgotten narratives The COVID‑19 pandemic and its aftermath is creating a deep shock on the African continent, with different implications for men and women. Women are serving on the frontlines against COVID‑19, and the impact of the crisis on women is stark. Women face compounding burdens: they are over-represented working in health systems, often continue to do the majority ...

Success Stories of Struggles

Success Stories of Struggles

“In 2018, the Africa Unit of the Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung and the respective regional offices on the African continent initiated a period of reflection which led to the objective of producing a collection of stories inspired by the success of local groups and individuals in fighting for peoples’ access to, and control of, common goods (commons). It is this reflection that led to this publication. The volume contains s ...

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