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Pambazuka News 674: African cash cows: From the Slave Trade to war on terrorism
Updated: 12 min 42 sec ago

African Currency Unit: An urgent question in the midst of the capitalist crisis

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2014-04-16 - http://www.trending.co.ke/dispatches_failure_of_leadersh-286347875.htmlThere is enough research to show massive capital drain from Africa and that Africa is a net creditor to Europe and North America. Without an African central bank functioning under democratic control and a credible African currency, the drain of resources will continue to rob Africa the means to achieve development

EU-Africa summit may lead to increased imperialist interventions

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Gathering in Brussels undermines African unity 2014-04-16 - http://chimpreports.com/index.php/regional-news/kenya/18863-uhuru-urges-infrastructural-dev%E2%80%99t-at-eu-africa-summit.htmlThirty six African heads of state recently attended an EU-Africa summit on the theme “Investing in People, Prosperity and Peace.” Yet, behind the scenes the EU plans to deploy a thousand troops to join UN troops in the Central African Republic

How to win a war without a fight

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The example of Russia in Crimea and the lesson for Africa 2014-04-16 - http://www.wikipedia.orgThose who are fighting today against the splintering of Ukraine are the same as those who are working behind the scenes to break up Mali and who are financing the rebellions in eastern DRC in order to create a new republic in the Kivu tomorrow

Caribbean Reparatory Justice Program: Ten Point Action Plan

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2014-04-16 - http://www.faqs.org/nutrition/Ca-De/Caribbean-Islanders-Diet-of.htmlThe Caricom Reparations Commission has outlined ten demands of the former European trading nations to pay reparations to them. Among the root causes of the current problems facing descendants of slavery and genocide in the Caribbean is the racial victimization that was engendered by enslavement of black people

Climate crisis is increasing insecurity

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2014-04-16 - http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/blog/?p=15003Underlying the current climate crisis that will worsen if not alleviated is the greed for greater profits, markets, fuel, and the rape of the earth’s resources. As this continues the ramifications will be increasing insecurity, competition and conflicts for water and scarce resources

Honduras: One year of resistance in Rio Blanco

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2014-04-16 - http://en.paperblog.com/rio-blanco-honduras-a-frontline-of-indigenous-resistance-705750/Despite U.S.-backed violence against them, indigenous communities are fighting back as multinational corporations encroach on their lands

Call for articles: Africa and its diaspora in migration dynamics

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2014-04-17 Pambazuka News proposes to address migration dynamics in a special issue in late June. Analysis may include historical, cultural, economic, psychological, developmental, social, legal and political dimensions of this age-old phenomenon.

Somalis: The cash cow of the Kenyan police

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2014-04-17 Badrudeen Shariff looks into some of the reasons for police corruption and unfair treatment of Somalis in Kenya – and questions whether giving fair treatment to police in the first place would not prevent such problems.

Induced and forced repatriation is ongoing in Kenya

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2014-04-17 Refugees in Kenya are often the victims of inhumane and illegal treatment by the government. Activists must work with the government to abolish the practice of forcible repatriation and to improve the pathetic conditions in refugee camps.

Revisiting the question of radicalization and violence at the Kenyan coast

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2014-04-16 Excessive government force and state assassinations in the name of counterterrorism have split the Muslim community in Kenya into moderates and radicals with differing interpretations of Jihad. Extremists attract especially impoverished youths who hold resentment towards the government as their communities continue to be marginalized and deprived

British teacher’s heroism versus Al Shabab’s barbarism

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2014-04-16 Al Shabab followers wake up every morning with a plan on how many lives they can take, not how many lives they would save. They read Quran and in their demented minds come up with wrong self-serving interpretations

It’s wrong to advocate decriminalisation of mass murder and sexual violence

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2014-04-17 Thabo Mbeki and Mahmood Mamdani have argued for post-conflict political resolution which seeks to peacefully reconcile societies by treating both victims and perpetrators as survivors. But such a model is an insult to victims and promotes impunity rather than justice. The courts are indispensable tools of justice and reconciliation.

The Habré affair : Why Chad cannot file a case

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2014-04-17 Chad accuses Hissène Habré of having looted the Chadian treasury upon fleeing the country, and with reason. But it is obvious that a legal entity, such as a company or a state, cannot be the victim of most serious violations of international law, such as genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes and torture.

Russia and the Ukraine crisis

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The Euro-Asian project in conflict with the Triad imperialist policies 2014-04-17 Russia’s policy to resist the project of colonisation of Ukraine by western powers should be supported. The target of constructing a Euro-Asian community, independent of the Triad and its European subordinate partners, is a positive initiative

An open protest to President Kenyatta on harassment of Somalis

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2014-04-16 Ethnic Somalis in Kenya have always been the target of security operations resulting in serious human rights violations. That is what is currently happening again following attacks by suspected Al Shabaab militants. But not all Somalis are terrorists. The state should respect their fundamental rights as citizens

Don’t vote for these messiahs

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2014-04-16 We have the vote but the political parties do not represent the aspirations of the people, writes Ayanda Kota, founder of the Unemployed People’s Movement.

OAU students union elections and management’s vicious interference

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2014-04-16 To blacklist students is not only a witch-hunt aimed at preventing activists from holding union offices but also a calculated scheme to weaken the OAU students’ union and establish it under the direct manipulation of the university administration

Norman Girvan: The passing of a true Caribbean patriot

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2014-04-16 The Caribbean has lost a fighter and believer in social justice, one who knew that another world is not only necessary but possible! The working people and poor have lost a true friend!

Campaigner – Sudan and South Sudan

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$45,621 per annum Location: Nairobi, Kenya 2014-04-11 - http://careers.amnesty.org The mobile revolution. Geopolitical power shifts. A radically altered global economy. The world is changing, and so is the way that people fight for their rights. In order to be effective, Amnesty International’s (AI) International Secretariat needs to change how we work. That’s why we have opened a Regional Office in Kenya. And why we need your campaigning expertise with us on the ground.

Researcher – Sudan

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$64,951 per annum Location: Nairobi, Kenya 2014-04-11 - http://careers.amnesty.org The mobile revolution. Geopolitical power shifts. A radically altered global economy. The world is changing, and so is the way that people fight for their rights. In order to be effective, Amnesty International’s (AI) International Secretariat needs to change how we work. That’s why we have opened a Regional Office in Kenya. And why we need your campaigning expertise with us on the ground.


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