Africa loses massive financial resources, about US$50 billion each year through illicit activities of multinational companies and rich individuals. These resources, if retained in the continent,could be invested in productive sectors of these economies to lift Africa's growing population from under-development and poverty.According to the African Union/Economic Commission for Africa High Level Panel on Illicit Financial Flows from Africa report,the continent lost about one trillion dollars (US$1 trillion) between 1980 and 2008.
(South Africa, June 2) Africa was cheated out of US$11 billion in 2010 through just one of the tricks used by multinational companies to reduce tax bills, according to a new Oxfam report, ‘Africa: Rising for the few https://www.oxfam.org/
sites/www.oxfam.org/files/ world_economic_forum_wef. africa_rising_for_the_few.pdf,’ released today. This is equivalent to six times the amount needed to plug the healthcare funding gap in Ebola affected countries of Sierra Leone, Liberia, Guinea and Guinea Bissau.
Oxfam’s findings come as African political and business leaders get set to attend the 25th World Economic Forum Africa in South Africa.
Fahamu and the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung (RLS) are looking for a consultant /expert for a summative evaluation of projects in the field of political participation in Kenya. The evaluation will look at the period between 2012 and 2015.
The proposed evaluation will be conducted in tandem with a German consultant/evaluation expert and a Kenyan consultant/expert.
If you are interested, please submit the following documents...
African CSO Statement to AU Leadership: “Exclusion of African citizens and their organisations from the AUC Summit in South Africa contradicts AU’s normative frameworks.”
We are anxious at reports that the upcoming June 2015 AU Summit, to be held in the Republic of South Africa, will be closed off to African citizens, through an extra ordinary decision by ministers, endorsed and finalized by African heads of state and government.If this happens, it will indeed be a sad day for Africa, where our leadership, supported by the African Union Commission (AUC) will be voting to make the AU a club of heads of state and governments that excludes African citizens and their organisations.
FAHAMU - Networks for Social Justice is looking for a results driven, self-motivated and analytical individual to fill the position of Office Administrator. Reporting to the Finance Manager, the incumbent will provide support in the finance and administration functions through timely and accurate processing of financial and accounting data and provision of basic reports that support the decision making process.
On 24 and 25 of March 2015 Fahamu participated in a meeting with the Siaya county health executives and other non state actors on health to discuss the ongoing process of developing the Siaya county health strategy in line with some key African Union instruments on health namely; The Abuja Call for Accelerated Action Towards Universal Access to HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria Services in Africa and The Africa Health Strategy 2007 – 2015.
You are invited to take part in the African Higher Education Summit, a three-day continental summit focused on “revitalizing higher education for Africa’s future.” Follow discussions with student leaders, heads of state, ministers of education, entrepreneurs, academics and international development partners as they develop a common vision geared towards transforming Africa’s higher education system for the next 50 years. Link
Fahamu has launched Mapinduzi Afrika Mailing List for progressive individuals and groups throughout the pan-African world to share their thoughts, experiences, events, strategies, struggles, opportunities and updates in the ongoing efforts to destroy entrenched oppressive, anti-people systems. Sign up!
The Movement Building Forum was convened by Fahamu Africa aimed at creating consciousness amongst Zinduka participants to strengthen and nurture social movements in East Africa region. Fahamu is a pan-African organization whose vision is a world where people emancipate themselves from all forms of oppression. Fahamu exists to strengthen and nurture the movement for social justice in Africa through learning for change.
From 29-31 October 2014, Fahamu is holding an Adilisha (To educate) Study Dialogue in Abidjan Côte d'Ivoire. Fahamu will deepen the learning process of activists dealing with peace-building and conflict resolution for them to explore transitional justice mechanisms as they uniquely manifest themselves in Africa by examining their conceptual meaning and practical realities.