Mouloud Idir de l’équipe d’Amandla reçoit les journalistes Mohamed Dhia Hammami et Ghassen Ben Khelifa. Ils discutent des enjeux sous-jacents aux différents accords de partenariats que la Tunisie a ratifiés avec l’Union européenne et les institutions multilatérales, ainsi que des vagues récentes de privatisations dans des secteurs clés de l’économie tunisienne. Une analyse qui vise à dévoiler les angles-morts du regard dominant sur la Tunisie. Celui-ci ayant pour effet d’éluder les pressions économiques d’acteurs privés locaux et internationaux qui dépouillent la société et l’État tunisiens de leviers importants pour accéder aux revendications populaires et citoyennes à l’origine du processus révolutionnaire entamé il y a 3 ans.
Pascal Emmanuel Tabu Ley, a.k.a. Tabu Ley Rochereau, was a prominent Congolese musician and political figure who died on the November 30th 2013.
Ley was one of the most important musicians of the Congolese music scene, but also a major figure in African music. He is also known as the king of African rumba, being among the first to popularize African music around the world.
Living in exile in the 90s, he returned to the DRC to become a politician.
Doug Miller looks at his legacy and remembers his significance as a musician.
Tabu Ley singing in the band of Joseph “Le Grand Kallé” Kabasele at
Gwendolyn Schulman talks to Gertrude Hambira, a human rights defender and former General Secretary of the General Agricultural and Plantation Workers Union of Zimbabwe about the recent acquittal of Beatrice Mtetwa, a prominant criminal lawyer and outspoken critic of the Mubabe regime.
L’assassinat d’Amilcar a ouvert une sinistre boite de pandore d’impunité insupportable. Fratricide, pogroms, guerre civile et règlements de compte au sommet de l’État, corruption et narcotrafic ont défiguré le pays si historiquement libéré par Cabral. Il n’empêche, Cabral reste au dessus de tout cela et son esprit transcende nos luttes et éclaire l’horizon panafricain.
Aziz Fall, politologue de l’UQAM, fondateur du GRILA (Groupe de recherche et d’initiatives pour la libération de l’Afrique) et collaborateur régulier à Amandla, revient sur les 40 ans de l’assassinat d’Amilcar Cabral.
Award winning Nigerian writer published in 2013 her third novel, Americanah which was selected by the New York Times as one of The 10 Best Books of 2013. Amandla’s Kenya correspondent Zahra Moloo recorded her presentation in Nairobi at the end of November.
Homosexuality is illegal in 38 African countries, including Cameroon.
According to Amnesty International, there have been 51 documented arrests for same-sex conduct in Cameroon since 2005. People accused of homosexuality are often forced to submit to physical examinations in the search for evidence.
In July, violence against gay people in the country reached a high when Eric Lemembe, a journalist and activist, was brutally murdered.
But activists across the continent are working to create change, including Yves Yomb, the Executive Director of Alternatives-Cameroun.
This month, the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network and Human Rights Watch honoured Alternatives-Cameroun with an Award for Action on HIV/AIDS and Human Rights.
Doug Miller examines the connection between Canada’s deportation of the Eritrean consul-general in Toronto, mass drownings of Eritreans off the Italian coast and the cruel treatment of thousands of Eritrean refugees at an official level in states of the fortress Europe rich countries and locally by kidnappers and traffickers, as desperate refugees flee the exploitation they face in their brutalized homeland.
Zimbabwe has been struggling to feed its prisoners. In February last month presidential pardon was given to more than 2000 prisoners from the country’s 46 prisons. The number of pre-trial detainees was found to be high – approximately 30 percent of the total prison population – due to inefficiencies in the country’s justice delivery system. That needs to be […]
Few mining companies are made liable for a mining-related environmental offences or get prosecuted in Africa, but with backing of scientific research and environmental studies, governments should be able to come up with stiffer penalties. MM
Male circumcision is not a substitute for safe sex, it is a scientifically proven way of preventing HIV infection in men. In Zambia, despite the awareness campaigns, male circumcision rates remain low; more education is needed to increase the numbers. MM.
Artisinal miners are those working on their own or in small groups with very little equipment often. They take chances far beneath the earth. Neither mine companies, nor miners’ unions nor government support or protect them, but see them as competition; are indifferent, and slow to rescue them if trapped, as currently in South Africa. JK.
Inequality between and within countries is the outcome of capitalist development, and not a natural outcome of social processes, as seen in Tanzania and Zambia. New models of development are needed to resolve the structural contradictions of endemic poverty in the Global South.