Pambazuka News 652: Good and bad examples: Sankara, UPOV 91, Sudan, Tunisia and Western Sahara

Police summoned Kenya Television Network (KTN, private) journalists, John-Allan Namu and Mohammed Ali, over their report on the Westgate Mall looting by army officers. The network’s CEO, Sam Shollei, has also been summoned.


Here is the complete text of a hand-written speech that revolutionary Burkinabe President and African statesman Thomas Sankara was set to deliver on the evening of the day he was assassinated, October 15, 1987. Pambazuka News published a special issue on Sankara last week

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.


France’s former African colonies not only need to act in the light of France considering abandoning the Euro zone as the CFA is pegged to the Euro, but that the budgets of Francophone countries continue to be dictated by France


A new legal framework to be adopted by the Africa Regional Intellectual Property Organisation will approve the intellectual property rights of Western commercial plant breeders and fundamentally undermine the rights of African farmers