African history greats: Leopold Sedar Senghor

In our series on great African historical figures, history professor Eric Lamoureux talks to Gwen Schulman about the life and significance of Leopold Sedar Senghor who became Senegal’s first president.

Also be sure to check out our look at Angola’s 1st president Agostinho Neto

Le journalisme en RDC: entrevue avec la rédactrice en chef du Souverain

Solange Lusiku Nsimire est rédactrice en chef du journal indépendant Le Souverain, basé à Bukavu, dans l’Est du Congo. C’est un des rares journaux indépendants qui présente un regard critique sur la situation dans cette région du Congo-Kinshasa.

La RDC est un pays dangereux pour les journalistes; en 2012 seulement il ya eu 90 attaques contre des journalistes dans le pays. Solange Lusiku a été soumise à un certain nombre de menaces pour les histoires qu’elle a couvert. Dans cet entretien, qui a eu lieu fin 2015, elle parle de l’histoire du journal Le Souverain, de ses histoires et de ses opinions sur la couverture médiatique occidentale sur la RDC.

Cette entrevue a été rendue possible par la Women’s Media Foundation.

Barrick back in the news

Amandla host Gwen Shulman speaks to Catherine Coumans from Mining Watch Canada about mining news and issues relating to one of Canada’s largest mining companies, Barrick Gold, and it’s subsidiary Acacia Mining in Tanzania.

Barrick owns a 63.9% equity interest in Acacia.

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Angola’s first president: Agostinho Neto

In the first part of a new series we are launching on great figures of African political life, Amandla’s Gwen Schulman speaks to Vanier College history professor Eric Lamoureux about the significance of the first Angolan president, António Agostinho Neto Kilamba, and his contribution to African history.

Hocine Aït Ahmed : parcours du révolutionnaire Algérien

Mouloud Idir s’entretient ici avec Redouane Boudjema, professeur à l’Université d’Alger-3, sur le parcours du révolutionnaire et opposant algérien Hocine Aït Ahmed. Le professeur Boudjema aborde le rôle politique de Hocine Aït Ahmed pour la décolonisation de l’Algérie, son opposition aux régimes algériens successifs et ses multiples initiatives en vue de jeter les bases minimales d’une démocratie effective et pluraliste en Algérie. Hocine Aït Ahmed demeurait attaché à la construction maghrébine et surtout plaidait pour une Assemblée constituante, moment fondateur à ses yeux d’une 2e république. Sa pédagogie politique permettait de sortir des polarisations stériles dans lesquelles l’on confine les populations maghrébines et les débats relatifs à ces sociétés.

Molly Kane on the new book: Canada and the third world

Molly Kane talks to Gwen Schulman about the new book entitled “Canada and the third world: overlapping histories”, presented by the publisher as “a long overdue introduction to Canada’s historical relationship with the Third World. The book critically explores this relationship by asking four central questions: how can we understand the historical roots of Canada’s relations with the Third World? How have Canadians, individuals and institutions alike, practiced and imagined development? How can we integrate Canada into global histories of empire, decolonization, and development? And how should we understand the relationship between issues such as poverty, racism, gender equality, and community development in the First and Third World alike?”

Castro’s legacy in Africa (part 2): Ole Gjerstad on Cuba’s support to anti-imperialist struggles

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In this second part of Amandla’s look at the life of Fidel Castro and his role on the African continent, Amandla regular Doug Miller talks to Montreal anthropologist, writer, radio broadcaster and filmmaker Ole Gjerstad who was a witness of the Cuban presence in Angola.

Gjerstad offers a rare first-hand look at the Cuban presence in Africa and how Castro contributed to the liberation struggles on the continent.

Also be sure to check out part 1

Castro’s legacy in Africa (part 1): Isaac Saney on the Angolan war

Gwen Schulman speaks with Isaac Saney on the relationship of Cuba, under Castro, and Africa.

Isaac Saney is Director and Black Studies Senior Instructor, he holds a PhD in history from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London in the United Kingdom. The SOAS is recognized as one the world’s premiere centres for the study of Africa. His teaching has encompassed courses on Africa, the Caribbean, Cuba, and Black Canadian history. He is the author of the widely acclaimed book Cuba: A Revolution in Motion (Zed Books, 2004).

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A report from COP22 in Marrakesh

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Reports from the COP22 conference in Marrakesh, Morocco. Gwen Schulman comments on the ongoing world climate conference as Trump selects members of his new cabinet.

Analyse de l’ordonnance et de l’arrêt Ingabire Umuhoza c. Rwanda

Analyse du jugement de la cour africaine des droits de l’homme dans le dossier de Ingabire Victoire Umuhoza contre la République du Rwanda