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 ...

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 ...

Webinar on AfCFTA STATE OF PLAY: READINESS AND PITFALLS OF IMPLEMENTATION - Thursday | 25.3.2021 | 10am CET

Webinar on AfCFTA STATE OF PLAY: READINESS AND PITFALLS OF IMPLEMENTATION – Thursday | 25.3.2021 | 10am CET

Thursday | 25.3.2021 | 10am CET AfCFTA STATE OF PLAY: READINESS AND PITFALLS OF IMPLEMENTATION AfCFTA has been designed with an ambitious liberalization agenda like all other contemporary Free Trade Agreements rather than focusing on transformative aspects like bolstering production and productivity, which is critical in promoting sustainable development. Due to this, there are fears that the AfCFTA might serve ...

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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