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 ...

“Kavazi (2014 – 2019): Jukwaa la kujifunzia, udadisi na mijadala”

“Kavazi (2014 – 2019): Jukwaa la kujifunzia, udadisi na mijadala”

Kavazi la Mwalimu Nyerere (NRC) lilianzishwa mwaka 2014 kama mradi huru uliokuwa chini ya Tume ya Sayansi na Teknolojia (COSTECH). Malengo ya NRC yalikuwa ni kutengeneza makavazi yatakayo tumika kwa ajili ya kutunzia nyaraka na machapisho mbalimbali yaliyokuwa yanapatikana wakati wa utekelezaji wa mradi wa uandishi wa Wasifu wa Mwalimu Nyerere (Mwalimu Nyerere Biography), na pia kuyafanya machapisho hayo yaweze kuwa ...

“DEVELOPMENT AS REBELLION: A BIOGRAPHY OF JULIUS NYERERE” IS OUT!

“DEVELOPMENT AS REBELLION: A BIOGRAPHY OF JULIUS NYERERE” IS OUT!

The Mwalimu Nyerere Biography (Titled: “Development as Rebellion: A Biography of Julius Nyerere”) is the product of the Mwalimu Nyerere Biography project of the Nyerere Resource Center (NRC). This project was established in 2014 as a semi-autonomous unit under the Tanzania Commission for Science and Technology (COSTECH). The project was established as a social science research project to research on and write the fir ...

INTELLECTUAL HISTORIES IN POLITICAL  DISCOURSES IN EASTERN AFRICA

INTELLECTUAL HISTORIES IN POLITICAL DISCOURSES IN EASTERN AFRICA

The Rosa Luxemburg Foundation has commenced a three-year research project on the Intellectual Histories in Political Discourses in Eastern Africa. The research proposes to construct such a historical narrative by tracing the history of ideas and concepts that came to occupy both the dominant and subordinate politics since independence. The working hypothesis at this stage is that the history of ideas facilitates the ...

FACT SHEET: AFRICA SHOULD SUPPORT THE LEGALLY BINDING INSTRUMENT ON BUSINESS AND HUMAN RIGHTS

FACT SHEET: AFRICA SHOULD SUPPORT THE LEGALLY BINDING INSTRUMENT ON BUSINESS AND HUMAN RIGHTS

African states are signatory to more than 900 investment treaties. Majority of these have been signed with non-African states. The intention for signing investment treaties is vested within the solo interest to protect the rights of foreign investors in the host state, albeit at the cost of human rights and the host states’ development interests. For more than “20 years, ‘human rights’ and ‘business’ were very rarely ...

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