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Online Course: Understanding the Emerging Powers Footprint in Africa

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Ten sponsored places are available for applicants for this course that intends to strengthen civil society's understanding of and engagement with Global South nations whose presence is growing in Africa.The Emerging Powers programme is offering a 10-day online course analyzing the footprint of Africa’s engagements with emerging powers from the Global South.

African Liberation Day - A Day to Unify Our Struggle

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African Liberation Day (ALD) is one beacon of unity for the African struggle worldwide. It is a permanent mass institution in the worldwide Pan African Movement and is celebrated in some African Countries as a national holiday.It is clear that the masses are unified in our common suffering but disunified and disorganized in our struggle against it.The purpose of ALD is to politically educated and organize African People worldwide for Pan-Africanism: the total liberation and unification of Africa under scientific socialism.

Fahamu's Transitional Justice Forum in West Africa - Bamako, Mali

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Fahamu recognises that the prevailing mechanisms for Transitional Justice do not entirely help to bring about justice and reconciliation among communities in Africa. Indeed, failure to involve people in addressing the real causes of mass violations of human rights has heighted the risk of having multiple cycles of violence.

Prof. PLO Lumumba's Speech during the launch of Black History Month at the USIU (Kenya)

ImageThis is part of a speech and a collection of pictures including pictures taken during the launch of Black History month at the United States International University in Kenya, where the speech was given. The speech was made by Prof. PLO Lumumba an associate Professor of Public Law.

Prof. PLO Lumumba's Speech during the launch of Black History Month at the USIU (Kenya)

ImageThis is part of a speech and a collection of pictures including pictures taken during the launch of Black History month at the United States International University in Kenya, where the speech was given. The speech was made by Prof. PLO Lumumba an associate Professor of Public Law.He has lectured law at the University of Nairobi, USIU (Kenya), Widener University USA (Summer School).

Children driven Advocacy – Resisting child labour in Mt Elgon.

Mt. ElgonEvelyn Mkite is a fellow based in Cheptais location in the Mt Elgon region in Bungoma County. Her activism work revolves around fighting against child labour in Cheptais with the intent of keeping children in school.In the Mt Elgon region there has been an upsurge of school dropping-out over the last couple of years.

Looking back - The participatory halfway mark review of the fellowship with the fellows

ReflectionDuring the May workshop the fellows were ask to reflect over their fellowship experience. To this effect the fellows were asked questions regarding the meaning of the fellowship program, what their expectations are, what they are willing to commit to and what needs to improve to make the...

The Commons, Social Movements and Social Justice

ImageIn the month of May Kiama Kaara introduced discourse on the concept of the commons. From this interaction the fellows were able to learn that Social Justice advocates for the Common goods of life. The fellows also appreciated the fact that the commons of the world are being unjustly held in the hands of a few at the expense of the many.

Movement building in the fight for secure land tenure and proper housing in Mathare

MuunganoAn interaction with John Njehia, a fellow with the FPAF, will immediately reveal his keen sense of purpose in the work he does – advocacy for the urban poor in the ensuring of security of land tenure and proper housing. His area of focus is largely in Nairobi’s Mathare ‘informal settlement’ schemes.   John is an active member of the Muungano Wa Wanavijiji, Federation of Slum Dwellers, movement.

Can Pigs Talk? – Organizing against the greed of elected officials

MpigsCan Pigs Talk? This was the question posed to the Fellows by Dr Steve Ouma during the May workshop.

This was rather interesting considering that one of the fellows, Emily Kwamboka, had been part of the protest match that took their grievances to the very doors of parliament.

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