Category: Announcements

Electoral violence in Uganda: A short history

In the wake of Uganda’s electoral violence, 2018 by–elections edition, two Members of Parliament (MPs) opposed to the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM), have been hospitalised, one unable to walk unassisted and the other recovering from a coma and unable to stand. They and three other legislators face treason charges the penalty for which is death. Thirty other victims of...

EXCLUSIVE: Brazil, the World’s Second-Largest Black Nation, Has Been Taken Over by an All White Male Cabinet — Here’s What’s at Stake for Its Afro-Descendants

source: atlantablackstar   Michel Temer and his new cabinet ministers.Photograph by Bloomberg Bloomberg via Getty Images   Brazil has the fifth-largest population and the sixth-largest economy in the world.  And if the nation’s new government of all white men has its way, Black power will be erased.  Brazil’s majority African-descended population will be shut out of the process, losing the...

TRANSCEND Peace University: Africa: Africa in 2064 – A ‘Reciprocal Development’ & ‘Basic Human Needs’ Approach

Africa’s current development models tend to echo the priorities of colonialism, perpetuating structural inequalities that hinder development and exacerbate existing contradictions. To remedy this, development reciprocity and African-centred governance the promotes franchise, representation and responsiveness to basic needs should be adopted Africa’s challenges over the next 50 years will be complex and multifaceted across its diverse, yet interconnected, states, nations...

Africa Writes Fri 11 July to Sun 13 July 2014

The Royal African Society’s third Africa Writes festival comes to the British Library showcasing the best established and rising literary talent from Africa and its diaspora. 11 July Africa in Translation: Poetry in (e)motion  11 July The Caine Prize Seminar 11 July Reclaiming the Feminine Voice 12-13 July Africa Writes Festival Weekend 12 July Ama Ata Aiudoo: in conversation With book launches, readings, discussions, performances, workshops and seminars,...

Four New Specialized Human Rights Online Courses

English: Logo for DCPEACE, initiative of UPEACE/US (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Dear Colleague, The Human Rights Centre of the United Nations mandated University for Peace (UPEACE) is offering four new specialized online courses from July to October, 2014, on important topics related to protection of human rights. Please click on the titles below for more information about these courses. Sexual Exploitation...

International Days in Solidarity with the Haitian People: February 23 – March 8, 2014

10 years since the 2004 Coup … 210 years since Haiti’s Revolution Haiti Action Committee sent the following letter earlier in February 2014 Monument to Haitian hero Toussaint L’Ouverture in Parque de la Fraternidad, Havana (By M.Langlois)   Dear Freind, we are writing to you, know- ing your longstanding support for the cause of the Haitian people. As you know,...