Mbanza Hamza, one of the detainees, campaigning for justice.

Angolan Authorities Detain Youth Protesters as “Coup Plotters”

By Rafael Marques ...

For the Angolan authorities, the very thought of an Angola without President José Eduardo dos Santos at its helm, let alone any protest against his rule, continues to be a matter of crime and punishment. President dos Santos has been in power for 36 years and wants to be celebrated as the architect of peace and guarantor of stability, though opponents say he is ruining the country.

African farmer woman checking the plants in the cultivated field

Impacts of Large-Scale Land Deals on Rural Women Farmers in Africa

By Dr Patience Mutopo

Large-scale land deals have been a recurrent phenomenon in sub-Saharan Africa, since 2008, with a new face which is conjured around land access in Africa. 

Younger women are the least employed, All rights reserved MICHAEL ZHANG

Examining women’s Socio-Economic Rights in SADC through Protocols and Treaties

By Liepollo Leboha...

Many of these instruments and frameworks place emphasis on women’s economic advancement. This paper discusses the extent to which these protocols intersect across the 14 SADC countries, the Africa region and the internationally

OSISA Angola - U.S. Security Exchange Commission (SCE) submission

OSISA Angola - U.S. Security Exchange Commission (SCE) submission

By Elias Isaac

A letter to the U.S. Security Exchange Commission (SCE) related to DOD-Frank 504 lobbying for the oil companies is pressuring exemptions for Angola. 

GDP is Macho and Keeps Women Poor

GDP is Macho and Keeps Women Poor

By Alice Kanengoni

GDP tool and model is macho and masks inequalities – especially gendered inequalities. 

Of particular importance is Section 62 (1) and (2) of the Constitution which for the first time, establishes the human right of access to information.

Muzi Masuku | Jul 02nd, 2015
Thulani Mseko and Bheki Makhubu

Bheki and Thulani were both meant to come out of jail on the 16th and 17th of July 2015 respectively which is when both their terms in jail legally expire. They were arrested in March 2014. Much as they have not said so yet, it is expected that they will sue the state for the over a year incarceration.

From global vision to country action
Thabileng Mothabi

The report highlights the need for countries at all stages of development to develop tools, and mobilize the means, to translate the common ambition of the SDGs into meaningful action. 

President Omar al-Bashir
Abdul Tejan-Cole

First, the world witnessed the president of a sovereign state fleeing like a common criminal – surely not his preferred manner for leaving an African Union Summit. Second, while al-Bashir has once again escaped the ICC’s clutches for now, the South African government

Open letter to the African Union
Editorial

We, the undersigned organisations, write to you as concerned organisations and citizens of the African continent to raise concern about the xenophobic attacks in the Republic of South Africa which have recently taken place against migrants 

Patricia Mwanyisa

Simply put, under the 2014 Protocol, citizens are deprived of their right to refer a dispute between themselves and their government to the SADC Tribunal. Without a tribunal, justice and redress will remain elusive for people of the region.

The Political Economy of Productive Urban Space
Raisa Cole

It is therefore quite telling that women, globally and in Africa in particular, continue to be marginalised through historical and contemporary spatial organisation that create access barriers to public space. This “spatial marginalisation” has a negative impact on not only

©Syldavia, African Woman Sewing in a street market
Admire Chereni

The author argues that in transnational split families with absentee fathers, non-migrant women and children pay a high price as they disproportionately shoulder the emotional loses which are part of the high and often hidden costs of migration. Some of the costs which

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