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    Perspectives on Emerging Powers in Africa: December 2011 newsletter

    Deborah Brautigam provides an overview and description of China's development finance to Africa. "Looking at the nature of Chinese development aid - and non-aid - to Africa provides insights into China's strategic approach to outward investment and economic diplomacy, even if exact figures and strategies are not easily ascertained", she states as she describes China's provision of grants, zero-interest loans and concessional loans. Pambazuka Press recently released a publication titled India in Africa: Changing Geographies of Power, and Oliver Stuenkel provides his review of the book.
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    Call for participation to the 8th Pan African Congress

    2014-07-10, Issue 689

    The next Pan African Congress will be held in four months time. Nations, organizations and individuals from around the Pan African world are invited to offer support prepare for this event

    The 8th Pan African Congress: Pre-Congress meeting of the North American Delegation

    2014-07-31, Issue 689

    The goal of the Pre-congress meeting is to mobilize Pan African organizations and activists in North America to organize and engage in the process leading up to the 8th Pan African Congress to be held in Ghana in November

    Understanding the Emerging Powers Footprint in Africa: A Civil Society Perspective and Guideline

    Online course

    2014-07-03, Issue 688

    Ten sponsored places are available for applicants for this course that intends to strengthen civil society's understanding of and engagement with Global South nations whose presence is growing in Africa

    PAMBAZUKA NEWS: Call for volunteer translators

    2014-03-20, Issue 688

    Pambazuka News needs volunteers to translate articles. Published weekly in English and French, and every 15 days in Portuguese, our electronic newsletter sometimes translates articles from one language to another. Through this, we aim to break down language barriers, give more audience to relevant analysis for our contributors and encourage exchanges between linguistic communities in Africa and around the world. In this Pambazuka is unique. To deal with our increasing translation needs, we are looking for volunteers to strengthen our team of volunteer translators who assist us in this task and contribute to what Pambazuka is. We engage to sign all translated articles with the name of their authors. If you are a student or professional translator, we are counting on you. Write to the editors at the following address: [email protected]

    PAMBAZUKA SPECIAL: When will peace be created for the people of the DRC?

    2014-06-05, Issue 687

    The special issue on the DRC seeks to expose not only the realities of war that continue to have a traumatic and tragic impact on the lives of those directly affected, but also to address the complex realities and issues that the Congolese have faced in the past since the assassination of its valiant leader, Patrice Lumumba

    KENYA: Invitation to a book launch

    2014-06-26, Issue 684

    ‘Global NATO and the catastrophic failure in Libya’ by Horace Campbell DATE AND TIME: Friday, 27 June, 2014 at 5.00pm VENUE: The Professional Centre, Parliament Rd, Nairobi ‘Meticulously researched and documented, Horace Campbell’s analysis convincingly connects the dots between NATO’s botched criminal operation in Libya, the global capitalist crisis, and the Western project for the recolonization of Africa. An essential handbook for Pan-Africanists and for the international peace and justice movement’. Norman Girvan, Professor Emeritus, University of the West Indies. A regular and long-time contributor to Pambazuka News, Horace Campbell holds a joint professorship in the Department of African American Studies and the Department of Political Science at Syracuse University.

    Call for articles: Africa and its diaspora in migration dynamics

    2014-04-17, Issue 680

    Pambazuka News proposes to address migration dynamics in a special issue in late June. Analysis may include historical, cultural, economic, psychological, developmental, social, legal and political dimensions of this age-old phenomenon.

    PAMBAZUKA SPECIAL ISSUE: Africa in 50 years time – inventing a new Africa

    2014-03-13, Issue 678

    What kind of Africa do women, youth, trade union activists, environmentalists, human rights, LBGTI and sex worker activists envision? What are the dreams of African writers, poets, scientists, engineers, agronomists, musicians for the continent in 50 years time? Pambazuka would like to hear from you.

    May 2014 Issue of the Fahamu Refugee Legal Aid newsletter

    2014-05-08, Issue 677

    The May 2014 issue of the Fahamu Refugee Legal Aid Newsletter is now available: http://frlan.tumblr.com/post/84538357477/may-2014 Please help us distribute it, and consider contributing in the future. You can also like our Facebook page, and follow us on Twitter!

    AFRICAN ODYSSEYS AT BFI SOUTHBANK, APRIL – JUNE 2014

    FEATURING LIVELY Q&As WITH THE FILMMAKERS FOLLOWING EACH SCREENING

    2014-04-10, Issue 674

    The forthcoming African Odysseys programme will feature screenings of inspirational films by and about the people of Africa, followed by question and answer sessions with the film directors

    RWANDA: 20 years after the genocide: A call for articles

    2014-02-13, Issue 673

    How has Rwanda fared in the past two decades since the 1994 genocide? And what does the future hold for this nation of 11 million people? Pambazuka News invites articles for a special issue to be published in April

    Call for applications

    Evaluation of the Fahamu transition plan: 01/09/2012-31/12/2013

    2014-03-27, Issue 671

    The proposed external evaluation seeks to find out to what extent members of the Board of Trustees, Senior Management Team and other members of staff of Fahamu have implemented recommendations provided by the Change Manager as part of the transition process of the organisation

    March 2014 Issue of the Fahamu Refugee Legal Aid newsletter

    2014-03-06, Issue 668

    The March 2014 issue of the Fahamu Refugee Legal Aid Newsletter is now available: http://www.refugeelegalaidinformation.org/fahamu-refugee-legal-aid-newsletter Please help us distribute it, and consider contributing in the future. You can also like our Facebook page, and follow us on Twitter!

    LGBTI in Africa: A call for articles

    2014-01-16, Issue 665

    In February, Pambazuka News plans to carry a special issue dedicated to the LGBTI situation in Africa. Send in your contribution

    February 2014 Issue of the Fahamu Refugee Legal Aid newsletter

    2014-02-06, Issue 664

    The February 2014 issue of the Fahamu Refugee Legal Aid Newsletter is now available: http://frlan.tumblr.com/post/75310536177/february-2014 Please help us distribute it, and consider contributing in the future. You can also like our Facebook page, and follow us on Twitter!

    Closing down for year-end holidays

    2013-12-19, Issue 659

    The Editorial Team would like to notify our readers, contributors and other partners that Pambazuka News will take a break from December 20, 2013 to January 6, 2014. We will publish the next issue on Thursday, January 9, 2014. We sincerely thank you all for your generous support for Pambazuka News and look forward to continued collaboration in the coming year. Happy holidays. The Editors

    December 2013 Issue of the Fahamu Refugee Legal Aid newsletter

    2013-12-05, Issue 657

    The December 2013 issue of the Fahamu Refugee Legal Aid Newsletter is now available: http://frlan.tumblr.com/ Please help us distribute it, and consider contributing in the future. You can also like our Facebook page, and follow us on Twitter!

    Call for articles: Amilcar Cabral

    2013-11-06, Issue 657

    Pambazuka News seeks to commemorate 41 years since the death of this important African political thinker. The Editors invite articles for a special issue on his life and work

    New Video Series for How To Conduct Interviews with Survivors of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence

    Matisse Bustos Hawkes

    WITNESS

    2013-11-26, Issue 656

    A new six-part video series from WITNESS provides practical tips and insight from activists, survivors and experts on interviewing techniques, creating appropriate questions, safety and security, and the effects of trauma on survivors of sexual and gender-based violence. The video series accompanies our written guide on Conducting Safe, Effective and Ethical Interviews with Survivors of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence.

    Short survey on regional legal aid service providers in Africa

    2013-11-07, Issue 653

    The Pan African Lawyers Union (PALU) is developing a Directory of individuals, organizations and law firms offering or ready to offer pro bono legal representation, or any other form of legal aid, to indigent clients appearing before African continental and (sub) regional Courts and tribunals. This Directory will also include any established funds or facilities offering pro bono legal aid.

    November 2013 Issue of the Fahamu Refugee Legal Aid newsletter

    2013-11-07, Issue 653

    The November 2013 issue of the Fahamu Refugee Legal Aid Newsletter is now available: http://frlan.tumblr.com/ Please help us distribute it, and consider contributing in the future. You can also like our Facebook page, and follow us on Twitter!

    Volunteer as a Portuguese-English translator for Pambazuka News

    2013-10-30, Issue 652

    Dear readers, Pambazuka News receives important and interesting articles in Portuguese, which we publish in the Portuguese edition of the magazine. But we believe these articles should also reach our English-speaking readers, hence the need for translation. We are urgently inviting volunteer translators to join our team. If you enjoy reading Pambazuka News, this is your opportunity to support the magazine by volunteering as a Portuguese to English translator. Your help will be greatly appreciated. Please get in touch with the editors via [email=[email protected]/email]. THE EDITORS

    Call for contributions to CAL@10

    Celebrating 10 years of resistance, resilience, power and revolution 2003-2013

    Coalition of African Lesbians

    2013-10-31, Issue 652

    The Coalition of African Lesbians [CAL] invites all our members, partners and friends to submit contributions for a publication celebrating ten years of collective feminist resistance, resilience, revolution and power as lesbian and bisexual women and trans-diverse people across Africa through our association with CAL at various times and in different spaces of our movement.

    Pambazuka Special Issue on Race Relations in Brazil

    A call for articles

    2013-09-26, Issue 651

    Pambazuka News (www.pambazuka.org) is organizing a special issue for November 2013 on the specific theme ‘Racial Relations in Brazil.’ Given the role and status of Brazil in the current global world order, as an emerging power from the South, some crucial issues in the social development of the country must be discussed. That specific issue is the problem of racial relations is an old one in Brazilian society. It is a country popularly known as a ‘racial paradise.’ However, this foundational myth relies on the cordial relations of the races (black, white and indigenous), but fundamentally Brazil has so far made little efforts to solve this problem. November is the month historically chosen to celebrate black consciousness in the country. It is the month when Zumbi dos Palmares, who founded the maroon (quilombo) society of freed African slaves during the 17th century in northeastern Brazil, died on 20 November 1695. We therefore invite people to write about the dynamics of racism in Brazil in order to publish this issue in this special month for not only black Brazilians but to remind our readers in Africa and globally that Brazil has historical, political, social and cultural ties to the African continent. We believe that Pambazuka can contribute to the debate on racism in a country that is emerging. Yet Brazil’s development will be halted if it fails to resolve the structural racism and its psychological impact that continues to withold human development in that country. Authors are invited to write on any of the following topics (however, the list below is not exhaustive): 1.Racism and gender relations; 2.Race and class; 3.Racism and education; 4.Racism and psychology; 5.Racism and childhood; 6.Racism and the youth; 7.Environmental racism; 8.Institutional racism; 9.Case studies of racial problems; 10.Compared perspectives on racism; Deadline for submission of articles in Portuguese, English and French languages is 26 October 2013 Texts must be sent to [email protected] Word length: articles must be between 1000-3000 words and in Times size 12 font. Biography: please, submit a two line bio at the end of the article. Bibliographical Endnotes can be submitted at the end of the article.

    Special Issue On Kwame Ture (formerly Stokely Carmichael)

    2013-10-03, Issue 651

    On 15 November 1998, Kwame Ture died of prostate cancer. He was also known as Stokely Carmichael, one of the founding leaders of the Black Power movement in the USA during the 1960s. He was a radical figure who connected with downtrodden African Americans fighting for their civil rights in America; he later married the South African singer Miriam Makeba and relocated to Guinea-Conakry where he took up the name ‘Kwame’ after Ghana’s illustrious Pan-Africanist leader , Kwame Nkrumah, and 'Ture' after Guinea’s first leader, Sekou Touré. Throughout his political career as a dedicated life-long activist, during his time with the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Council (SNCC); in the Black Power Movement, as well as in the All African Peoples’ Revolutionary Party (AAPRP) that he founded, Kwame Ture remained committed to Pan-Africanism – that is the unity of all people of African descent in the Diaspora with continental Africans. He was uncompromising in his belief that the plight of people of African descent in the Diaspora was intimately linked with the fate of the African continent for socio-economic and political liberation from the forces of imperialism and neo-colonialism. This special issue seeks to commemorate the many ideas, activism and contribution of Kwame Ture. The issue seeks to remember his actions, thoughts and their relevance for African people today around the globe. We would like articles on any of the following aspects (however, the topics below are not exhaustive): • His contribution to SNCC; the fight for civil rights and Black Power • Kwame Ture’s political thought • His founding of the AAPRP and role as a leader and activist • Kwame Ture’s contribution to internationalism • His political activism in Africa Articles are to be between 1000-3000 words in length Please add a two line biography at the end of your article Deadline for submission of articles is FRIDAY 1 NOV 2013 Please send articles to: [email protected]

    October 2013 Issue of the Fahamu Refugee Legal Aid newsletter

    2013-10-03, Issue 648

    The September 2013 issue of the Fahamu Refugee Legal Aid Newsletter is now available: http://frlan.tumblr.com/ Please help us distribute it, and consider contributing in the future. You can also like our Facebook page, and follow us on Twitter!

    Call for listeners contributions

    The women sing at both sides of the Zambezi

    2013-09-12, Issue 645

    Add your local recordings to the ALL AFRICA SOUND MAP and be part of our CD/ DVD publication in 2014

    September 2013 Issue of the Fahamu Refugee Legal Aid newsletter

    2013-09-05, Issue 644

    The September 2013 issue of the Fahamu Refugee Legal Aid Newsletter is now available: http://frlan.tumblr.com/post/59866534592/september-2013 Please help us distribute it, and consider contributing in the future. You can also like our Facebook page, and follow us on Twitter!

    Media in Africa: A call for articles

    2013-07-25, Issue 643

    Pambazuka News is planning a special issue on the media in Africa. We are inviting our readers and contributors to celebrate as well as critique the media on the continent.

    Call for nominations: Pan African HRD Award 2013

    2013-08-07, Issue 642

    The Pan-African Human Rights Defenders Network (PAHRD–Net) has opened a call for nominations for human rights defenders awards

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