KABISSA-FAHAMU Newsletter No 14

I write as I promised to do, to thank you and inform you on the product [Proposals that make a difference]. Itis just wonderful! I have just finished preparing a draft proposal for EU and reading through CDRom after the tough exercise made the understanding of the guide most intersting and better assimilated. It was a really useful project you undertook and one that will last for a very long time. it will be of great use and value to many poor souls like us who have little or no clue to writing such documents. Once more, I congratulate you and your team on a job well done.

I just wanted to congratulate you on the Kabissa-Fahamu newsletter. It is interesting, informative, and up to date, and covers so much more than other briefings I have seen.

We thank you very much for the Newsletters. They are very enlightening and educative. We look forward to your future editions.

I reply to your reader survey in newletter no 10:

Is it too long? this always depends on the content and so far you are managing to pass the readability-content-time test although it is often at least a week before I get around to reading it. I particularly like the editorials. It's a newsletter with attitude. When things get too short there is no attitude and therefore it is of less use. (Perhaps you are giving us "knowledge" and when you just give us "data" or "information" it is less valuable.

I receive it OK ... but then I am in London. Our offices in Africa would provide a sterner test. A thought: I don't know if it is technically possibly but if you had a standard contents list numbering could the technology allow people to say I want items 1,3 5, and 7 (for example) so that the machine automatically selects what to send?

It's only in English. That may be unavoidable but you might want to tell people about the digital translators such as altavista and where they can find them. .... or you provide it as a service like the www4mail service.

I have forward it to all ACORD offices in Africa and suggested they subscribe if interested and should come back to you soon with a reply about becoming a member.

Great stuff!

Pambazuka News 845: Real revolutionaries vs populist fakes

Pambazuka News 844: The right to self-determination

Pambazuka News 843: Calling the African guerilla-intellectual

Pambazuka News 842: Kenya on the brink

Pambazuka News 841: Che and social justice today

Pambazuka News 840: What keeps Africa down?

Pambazuka News 839: New radical resistances

Pambazuka News 838: Reflections on Kenya

Pambazuka News 837: America's wars and the quest for peace

Pambazuka News 836: Confronting imperialist capture

Pambazuka News 835: Struggle, suffer, sacrifice for justice

Pambazuka News 834: Sham elections, deadly choices

Pambazuka News 833: Kenya, Rwanda elections: Hopes and fears

Pambazuka News 832: Reclaim the humanism of Socialism

Pambazuka News 831: Biko and the Black world today

Pambazuka News 830: African youth, where are you? 

Pambazuka News 829: From Berlin 1885 to G20 Compact with Africa

Pambazuka News 828: Confronting renewed imperialist aggression

Pambazuka News 827: Herstory and violence on women

Pambazuka News 826: Africa's class problem

Pambazuka News 825: G20 Compact with Africa: Whose agenda?

Pambazuka News 824: Resisting death and destruction

Pambazuka News 823: The absolute necessity of revolution

Pambazuka News 822: Standing up to capital

Special Issue: Activism in Africa

Pambazuka News 820: Politicians, profiteers and the charade of democracy

Pambazuka News 819: The Twin Towers: Christianity & Capitalism

Pambazuka News 818: Undoing the legacies of imperialism

Pambazuka News 817: State terror as security

Pambazuka News 816: South Africa: Death of a dream

Pambazuka News 815: Africa's heroes and Empire's darlings

Pambazuka News 814: Israel's apartheid crimes

Pambazuka News 813: Invasions, protests and fifth columnists 

Pambazuka News 812: No Revolution without women!

Pambazuka News 811: Exclusion: Afrophobia, war criminals and tribalists

Pambazuka News 810: Overhaul the African Union


Pambazuka News 809: From deference to defiance: Arise

Pambazuka News 808: Taking down Trumpism from Africa

Pambazuka News 807: What we must do: Resistance and solidarity

SPECIAL ISSUE: Labour movements and the African revolution

Pambazuka News 805: Yahya Jammeh must go!

Pambazuka News 804: Mixed signals: The AU and Africa in 2017

Pambazuka News 803: AU must stand up for Western Sahara

Pambazuka News 802: One love, one heart: Towards an alternative order

Pambazuka News 801: Farewell, Comrade Fidel Castro

Pambazuka News 800: After Trump: Defying neoliberalism and impunity

Pambazuka News 799: Pan-Africanism: Kenya is unfit to head AU

Pambazuka News 798: President Donald Trump and Africa

Pambazuka News 797: Identity politics: Class, ethnicity and gender in Africa

Speaking truth to power: Rwanda, Congo, Ethiopia and South Africa

Pambazuka News 795: Celebrating dissent: Walter Rodney, Victoire Ingabire and Aisha Buhari

Pambazuka News 794: Big man fantasies: BRICS, EPAs and Bushmen

Pambazuka News 793: Butchers and peacemakers: Kagame, Gandhi and Peres

Pambazuka News 792: Clinton, Trump and Africa

Pambazuka News 791: Africa's bloodbaths: Naming killers and their allies

Pambazuka News 790:The spirit of Biko: Struggles for Black dignity continue

Pambazuka News 789: Rethinking leadership: Beyond the farce of neoliberal rhetoric

Pambazuka News 788: Viva Motherland! Only Africa can heal Africa

Pambazuka News 787: Revisiting Biafra and Africa's big-man politics

Pambazuka News 786: Can the leopard, er, Empire change its spots? 

Pambazuka News 785: Name the enemy, It is white supremacy

Pambazuka News 784: Our resources, our lives: Resisting the new colonialism

Pambazuka 783: AU Summit, whose union is the African Union?

Pambazuka 782: Good riddance? AU Chairperson, Brexit and refugees

Pambazuka News 781: Soweto Uprising, Black Power and African struggles today

Special Issue: Financing development in Africa

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Pambazuka News 778: Saluting the greatest: Muhammad Ali and Black Power new

Pambazuka News 777: One struggle, many fronts: Achieving African liberation

Special Issue: The African Union and Pan-Africanism today

Pambazuka News 774: Resist! State terror, homophobia and resource theft

Pambazuka News 773: Sankara and protests against grand heists

Pambazuka News 772: Another imperialist war on Libya? No way.

Pambazuka 771 Special Issue: Africa and the drama of migration

Pambazuka News 770: Genocide, famine, war: Empire's legacies in Africa

Pambazuka News Issue 769: Dictatorship, corruption and state capture

Pambazuka News 396: Darfur, the ICC and the new humanitarian order