Pambazuka Programme


Through the voices of the peoples of Africa and the global South, Pambazuka Press and Pambazuka News disseminate analysis and debate on the struggle for freedom and justice.
Pambazuka, as the publishing arm of Fahamu:
provides platforms for Africa-centred debate and the sharing of progressive ideasstrengthens the voices of movements and citizens engaged in struggles for social transformationenables connections of solidarity across the continent and the African diaspora exposes the exploitation of Africa’s people and natural resources.


Pambazuka News is the authoritative Pan-African electronic weekly newsletter for social justice in Africa and the global South providing cutting edge commentary and in-depth analysis on the struggle for freedom and justice. It is produced weekly by a community of 2,800 citizens and organisations – academics, policy makers, social activists, women’s organisations, civil society organisations, writers, artists, poets, bloggers, and commentators – who together produce insightful, sharp and thoughtful analyses. With 660,000 readers it is one of the largest, most innovative and influential web forums for social justice in Africa. It is available by email as well as on the internet in English, French and Portuguese.

Pambazuka Press grew out of Pambazuka News in 2005 as a way of increasing access to its huge resource of original, radical writing. A unique progressive African publisher, Pambazuka Press publishes activists and grassroots thinkers, whose contributions to the struggle against oppression would be unlikely to be published elsewhere. It also publishes renowned academics and intellectuals. The books offer authors an opportunity to write in more depth, or from a longer perspective, than is possible in a topical weekly newsletter.