Pambazuka News Editors

FEATURE:
- Pambazuka News at the World Social Forum
- Adan Abokor and Steve Kibble contemplate the crisis in Somalia
COMMENT AND ANALYSIS:
- The WSF should not be abandoned; rather it should be appropriated, says Kameelah Rasheed
- M’du Hlongwa explores the role of NGOs in the struggle for social justice in South Africa
- Liepollo Lebohang Pheko discusses the impact of Economic Partnership Agreements on African women
- Durban is not as sun-kissed as ...read more

- Somalia as a Military Target

- Conflict in Somalia: Islamic Courts Abandon Mogadishu as UN Warns of Humanitarian Crisis
http://www.socialistworker.org/2007-1/614/614_06_Somalia.shtml

- Somalia: Hold the applause
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This edition of Pambazuka News includes the fourth in a series of four special issues published over the last year dealing specifically with issues of trade and justice. Together with this edition, over the last year, we’ve published a total of 26 articles tackling all aspects of Africa’s involvement in the global trade regime.
FEATURE: Developed nations have failed to address the issue of food security in agricultural negotiations, argues Jagjit Plahe
COMMENT AND ANALYSIS:
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The Weblog Awards are a non-profit project created in 2001 to award the best blogs. Pambazuka News encourages readers to vote for Sokari Ekine's blog, Black Looks: . Many of you will aleady be familiar with her work in the weekly blogs round-up in Pambazuka News.

Vote for ‘black looks’ in the "best Middle Eastern and African" section at http://2007.bloggies.com/

This edition of Pambazuka News is the fourth in a series of four special issues published over the last year dealing specifically with issues of trade and justice. Together with this edition, over the last year, we’ve published a total of 26 articles tackling all aspects of Africa’s involvement in the global trade regime.

The first edition in this series was released in January 2005 and asked the question: Can trade in the era of globalisation be ‘just’? Articles examined Africa’s hist...read more

FEATURE: We bring you highlights of the year and give you reasons for continuing to support Pambazuka News
COMMENT AND ANALYSIS:
- There has been an increase in violence against aid workers in Darfur. Eva Dadrian argues that for international development aid to be effective, peace must be restored first to Darfur.
- WSF is a few weeks away. Onyango Oloo writes that social movements want to see the WSF being transformed into a space for organizing and mobilizing against the ...read more

How does one summarise the year 2006 in a few words? It’s been a year of hope and dashed-hopes. The Democratic Republic of Congo held its first democratic elections since the country’s independence in 1960. In Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe is making moves to extend his tenure of office as president by a further two years. In Nigeria, the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) is waging a struggle to have access to the wealth generated by the oil found in the area. In the Sudan, the...read more

OFFICIAL CHINA WEBSITES

Peoples Daily online in English

Official website of China-Africa summit
http://english.focacsummit.org/

Xinhua News Agency website in English
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/

http://www.chinese-embassy.org.za/
chinese embassy in South Africa

UNOFFICIAL AND SEMI-OFFICIAL SITES...read more

FEATURE: Jody Kollapen argues that the main challenge to the human rights framework is how society makes a connection between social values and human rights. We must interrogate whether that connection is obvious, and what prevents it, writes Kollapen.
COMMENT AND ANALYSIS:
- Although Cape Town is one of the top tourist destinations in the world, it is a city characterized by inequality. Gael Reagon argues that Cape Town is being “enslaved and stratified according to who has mate...read more

FEATURE: During the 16 days of activism campaign to end violence against women and children, some thought needs to be given to adult sex workers, who experience violence on a number of levels. Nicole Fick explores the consequences of stigma and isolation for Sex Workers.
COMMENT AND ANALYSIS:
- The proposition of a traditional form of justice, Mato Oput, as an alternative to the International Criminal Court (ICC) for the Ugandan peace process, raises many questions. Dieu-Donné WE...read more

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