New technologies and the threat to sovereignty in Africa

New technologies and the threat to sovereignty in Africa




   

Firoze Manji

Firoze, a Kenyan, is founder and executive director of Fahamu and editor of Pambazuka News. He has formerly worked as programme director for the International Secretariat of Amnesty International, CEO for the Aga Khan Foundation UK, and regional representative for health for IDRC's office for Eastern and Southern Africa.


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Nouvelles technologies en Afrique : une menace pour la souveraineté
Diana Bronson, Gareth Jones, Molly Kane, John Blessing Karumbidza, Anne Maina, Firoze Manji, Mariam Mayet, Pat Mooney, Oduo Ongwen, Silvia Ribeiro, Khadija Sharife, Jim Thomas, Kathy Jo Wetter
Un ensemble d'articles, reproduit d'un numéro spécial de Pambazuka News, qui interoge les prodigieuses avancées des bio et nanotechnologies et leurs conséquences néfastes pour le continent africain et le Sud en général.



Producer Firoze Manji

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The Burden of Peace
Women Speak in the Aftermath of Kenya's Post-Election Crisis
Peace has returned to Kenya after the violence that erupted in the wake of the disputed elections in 2007. Yet for many of the country's women – killed or widowed, maimed and gang-raped, displaced and dispossessed – this is not their peace.



Edited by Firoze Manji

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African Awakening
The Emerging Revolutions
The tumultuous uprisings in Tunisia, Egypt and Libya have seized the attention of media but what about the rest of Africa? With incisive contributions from across the continent, "African Awakening" presents the 2011 uprisings in their African context.



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China's New Role in Africa and the South
A search for a new perspective
China's global expansion is much talked about, but usually from the viewpoint of the West. This unique collection of essays provides diverse views on the challenges faced by Africa, Latin America and Asia as a result of China's rise as a global power.



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From the Slave Trade to 'Free' Trade
How trade undermines democracy and justice in Africa
Drawing on lessons from the slave trade, studies of international finance and the struggles of many African people to make a living, this book shows how free trade damages democracy, justice and the environment in Africa.



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Grace, Tenacity and Eloquence
The struggle for women's rights in Africa
Souad Abdennebi-Abderrahim, Caroline Ageng'o, Jacqueline Asiimwe, Christine Butegwa, Faith Cheruiyot, Elize Delport, Aminata Dieye, Sokari Ekine, Liz Frank, Anne Gathumbi, Irungu Houghton, Ayesha M. Imam, Amie Joof-Cole, A.N. Kithaka, Vanessa Ludwig, Khedija El El Madani, Saudatu Mahdi, Monica Mbaru-Mwangi, Sarah Mukasa, Roselynn Musa, Gladys Mutukwa, Nikki Naylor, Janah Ncube, Sibongile Ndashe, Lindiwe Nkutha, Eve Odete, Mohau Pheko, Mohau Pheko, Delphine Serumaga, Yifat Susskind, Maryam Uwais, Lisa VeneKlasen, Emira Woods
The traditional perception of African women toiling in poverty in the face of harsh cultural, traditional and social prejudices is only part of the story. African women write here about how they fight for their rights with grace, tenacity and eloquence.



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African Perspectives on China in Africa
Ali Askouri, Horace Campbell, Michelle Chan-Fishel, Moreblessings Chidaushe, John Blessing Karumbidza, Daniel Large, Anabela A. Lemos, Ndubisi Obiorah, Kwesi Kwaa Prah, Daniel L Ribeiro, John Rocha
China's involvement in Africa has provoked much debate and discussion. Is China just the latest in a line of exploiters of Africa's rich natural resources who put their own economic interests above humanitarian, environmental or human rights concerns?

This title is also available in Spanish



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Breathing Life into the African Union Protocol on Women's Rights in Africa
Anne Atieno Amadi, Rita Anyumba, Elize Delport, Amie Joof-Cole, Ibrahima Kane, Karoline Kemp, Faiza Jama Mohammed, Sarah Mukasa, Roselynn Musa, Sibongile Ndashe, Mary Rusimbi, Rotimi Sankore, Loga Virahsawmy, Mary Wandia
The groundbreaking protocol on the rights of women in Africa commits the states signing it to eliminating all forms of discrimination against women. This book looks at its provisions and the strategies used to ensure its ratification and implementation.

This title is also available in French



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African Voices on Development and Social Justice
Editorials from Pambazuka News 2004
African perspectives on development and social justice in Africa are rarely heard in Northern media. This book offers a collection of editorials from 'Pambazuka News' that explore concerns including underdevelopment, aid, trade, debt and globalisation.



Introduction by Firoze Manji

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From the Slave Trade to 'Free' Trade
How trade undermines democracy and justice in Africa
Drawing on lessons from the slave trade, studies of international finance and the struggles of many African people to make a living, this book shows how free trade damages democracy, justice and the environment in Africa.



Foreword by Firoze Manji

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Silences in NGO Discourse
The role and future of NGOs in Africa
Issa G. Shivji
NGOs' acceptance of funding from international financial institutions and development agencies has played an unwitting role in consolidating neoliberalism in Africa and eroding the gains of independence rather than effecting positive change.



Preface by Firoze Manji

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Africa's Long Road to Rights/Long Trajet de l'Afrique vers les Droits
Reflections on the 20th Anniversary of the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights
Korir Sing'Oei Abraham, Mireille Affa'a Mindzie, Roselynn Musa, Tom Mukirya Nyanduga, Otto Saki, Faith Pansy Tlakula
This collection of essays reviews the achievements of the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights on issues such as the rights of indigenous peoples, the position of refugees and displaced people in Africa, child rights and freedom of expression.



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China en África
¿Ayuda o arrasa?
African Perspectives on China in Africa
Ali Askouri, Horace Campbell, Michelle Chan-Fishel, Moreblessings Chidaushe, John Blessing Karumbidza, Daniel Large, Anabela A. Lemos, Ndubisi Obiorah, Kwesi Kwaa Prah, Daniel L Ribeiro, John Rocha
China's involvement in Africa has provoked much debate and discussion. Is China just the latest in a line of exploiters of Africa's rich natural resources who put their own economic interests above humanitarian, environmental or human rights concerns?

This title is also available in English






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