Pambazuka News 717 Special Issue: Intersectionality in social justice struggles

The “revolutionary” lynching and sodomization of Gaddafi amidst manic chants of “Allahu Akbar”, lauded by many at the time as some sort of a warped triumph of the good of popular will over the evil of dictatorship, was nothing but a gory precursor for the future of the country and the region.

Zambia’s new President Edgar Lungu, elected less than two months ago, collapsed last weekend and was flown out of the country for specialized treatment. In a country that has lost three presidents in ten years, why did the voters ignore reports about Lungu’s poor health?

Twenty-five experts have petitioned the Federal Government of Nigeria to declare Ogoniland an ecological disaster zone and clean up the environment. The petition, signed by environmentalist Nnimmo Bassey and other laureates of the Right Livelihood Award, (often referred to as the the “Alternative Nobel Prize”), comes as controversy ignites over reports that a Nigerian oil company, Belema Oil, may recommence oil extraction in Ogoniland, over 20 years after Shell suspended its operations. For t...read more

Ensuring the education of the girl-child must be achieved through a crosscutting strategy that links various development priorities and engages a variety of stakeholders.

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Can Africans with dot-connecting talents now more forcefully consider an eco-socialist model? We need to recover the socialist traditions of Fanon, Lumumba, Cabral, Rodney, Ruth First, Sankara and Chris Hani; and to these add environmentalist, feminist and other intersectional activisms. Or perish.

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