PAMBAZUKA NEWS 680: SPECIAL ISSUE: AFRICA IN 50 YEARS’ TIME

29 May 2014 — Pambazuka News

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Pambazuka News (English edition): ISSN 1753-6839

 

CONTENTS: 1. Features, 2. Announcements, 3. Jobs

 

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1 Features AFRICA IN 50 YEARS’ TIME – INVENTING A NEW AFRICA Ama Biney

 

This special issue is a reflection on conceptualising and constructing a new Africa in 50 years’ time. It is also devoted to the memory of the late Tajudeen Abdul-Raheem who was a Pan-Africanist visionary. Whilst we must ‘dare to invent the future’ as Thomas Sankara heeded us, we must be realistic in assessing the obstacles in the long term plans for Africa’s development ******

 

AGENDA 2063: AN E-MAIL FROM THE FUTURE Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma

 

At the African Union Commission Retreat of Foreign Ministers held at Bahir Dar, Ethiopia on 24-26 January 2014, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, chair of the AU, gave the following address. It is addressed to the great visionary Pan-Africanist, Kwame Nkrumah in a futuristic look at Africa’s continental achievements in the year 2063 http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/features/91917

 

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IS THERE LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL FOR THE ‘DARK CONTINENT’? Alemayehu G. Mariam

 

Increasingly labeled hopeless, Africa’s future is often open to debate. Whilst there are those that doom the continent to a dire future citing corrupt leaders and deeply embedded poverty, the more optimistic types peg their hope on Africa’s youth to spearhead change on the continent. http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/features/91925

 

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CIRCA 2065 : AGE OF AFRICA’S GATEKEEPERS Chika Ezeanya

 

Today’s young African adults–‘digital natives’– have begun looking to Africa’s own existing potential to solve problems and propel the continent forward. The new knowledge systems they are creating will make the Africa of 2065 independent of foreign burdens and confident in its own momentum. http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/features/91920

 

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THE DEFERRED AFRICAN RENAISSANCE: INTELLECTUAL POVERTY AND KNOWLEDGE PRODUCTION Christopher Zambakari

 

Africa has no alternative but to invest in building the infrastructure of knowledge-based production. This means good governance, better school systems, excellent universities and a deliberate effort to bolster research and development across private and public sectors http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/features/91923

 

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AFRICA IN 2064: A ‘RECIPROCAL DEVELOPMENT’ & ‘BASIC HUMAN NEEDS’ APPROACH Mark Abdelsayed, et al

 

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 http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/features/91924

 

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THE CULTURAL TERMS OF AFRICAN FUTURES Joshua Myers

 

The artists, writers and thinkers of Africa must work towards a future based on Africa’s past, and not one reliant on a global system which is itself reliant on the subjugation of African culture. http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/features/91921

 

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AFRICA WILL REWRITE ITS OWN HISTORY OF GLORY AND DIGNITY EXACTLY IN THE NEXT 50 YEARS Antoine Roger Lokongo

 

Africa’s key strengths lie in its young population, women with potential, its big reserves of natural and mineral resources, especially huge reserves of water, vast arable land, hydropower potential and forests http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/features/91929

 

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AFRICA’S BETRAYAL BY ITS LEADERS Theogene Rudasingwa

 

After 50 years of independence, Africa is rippled with conflicts and it is foremost Africa’s leaders who are to blame. African leadership has to care about the African people and invest in them in the sense of Ubuntu. http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/features/91926

 

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AFRICA IN THE NEXT FIFTY YEARS Motsoko Pheko

 

Africa must increase her capacity to be self-reliant. In the next 50 years Africa’s people must be willing to pay even a higher price for their economic power to control the riches of Africa for their people http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/features/91916

 

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DEVELOPING A CONSTITUENCY FOR ANTI-IMPERIALIST PAN-AFRICAN SOLIDARITY Ajamu Nangwaya

 

Pan-African solidarity organizations ought to support organisations and movements that are working for power-from-below ‘under the leadership of the people.’ http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/features/91927

 

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REIMAGINING AFRICA IN A WARMING WORLD Alex Lenferna

 

The future of Africa and the world will be defined by our response to the ongoing climate crisis. In order to effectively confront this era-defining challenge, we need to rethink our development paradigm and move beyond the narrow industrial focus towards a future where the environment and social benefit are seen as intrinsically inseparable. http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/features/91928

 

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AGE OF FREEDOM OR POST-‘BERLIN-STATE’AFRICA? Herbert Ekwe-Ekwe

 

The immediate emergency that threatens the very survival of African peoples is the ‘Berlin-state’. After decades of failure, Africa must now build inclusive states where women and men live as co-operators and co-creators in fundamentally transforming their society. http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/features/91922

 

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LET ME Batsirai E Chigama

 

Africa’s people should be unchained by their own rulers and the imperialists with whom these despots happily collaborate, so that we can fly; we can invent; we can invest; we can develop our own continent. http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/features/91931

 

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THE AFRICA I WANT TO SEE… Ama Biney

 

The Africa we shall all celebrate in another 50 years is one where the dreams of the liberation struggle are all realised http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/features/91918

 

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WHAT AFRICANS KNOW AE Ballakisten

 

A river refuses to stop at the barriers on its path. Africa must steadily move ahead, regardless of the challenges it faces http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/features/91919

 

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//////////////////////////////////// 2 Announcements CALL FOR ARTICLES: AFRICA AND ITS DIASPORA IN MIGRATION DYNAMICS

 

Pambazuka News proposes to address migration dynamics in a special issue in late June. Analysis may include historical, cultural, economic, psychological, developmental, social, legal and political dimensions of this age-old phenomenon. http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/announce/91397

 

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PAMBAZUKA NEWS: CALL FOR VOLUNTEER TRANSLATORS

 

Pambazuka News needs volunteers to translate articles. Published weekly in English and French, and every 15 days in Portuguese, our electronic newsletter sometimes translates articles from one language to another. Through this, we aim to break down language barriers, give more audience to relevant analysis for our contributors and encourage exchanges between linguistic communities in Africa and around the world. In this Pambazuka is unique.

 

To deal with our increasing translation needs, we are looking for volunteers to strengthen our team of volunteer translators who assist us in this task and contribute to what Pambazuka is.

 

We engage to sign all translated articles with the name of their authors.

 

If you are a student or professional translator, we are counting on you. Write to the editors at the following address: editor@pambazuka.org

 

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SPECIAL ISSUE ON GMOS, FOOD SOVEREIGNTY AND AFRICA: CALL FOR ARTICLES

 

Pambazuka News invites articles on the vexed question of GMOs and food sovereignty in Africa to help readers make sense of the debate in order to effectively play their roles as citizens http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/announce/91748

 

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3 Jobs CAMPAIGNER – NORTH AFRICA Remuneration: #36,240 per annum Location: London, UK. A I Amnesty International

 

The mobile revolution. Geopolitical power shifts. A radically altered global economy. The world is changing, and so is the way that people fight for their rights. Our East African regional office will work to ensure respect for human rights, and for equal and just societies throughout a vast and diverse geographical area. You’ll provide the support they need to succeed. http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/jobs2/91570

 

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CAMPAIGNER – SUDAN AND SOUTH SUDAN $45,621 per annum Location: Nairobi, Kenya Amnesty International

 

The mobile revolution. Geopolitical power shifts. A radically altered global economy. The world is changing, and so is the way that people fight for their rights. In order to be effective, Amnesty International’s (AI) International Secretariat needs to change how we work. That’s why we have opened a Regional Office in Kenya. And why we need your campaigning expertise with us on the ground. http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/jobs2/91307

 

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NIGERIA DIRECTOR Remuneration: #Competitive Location: Abuja, Nigeria A I Amnesty International

 

The mobile revolution. Geopolitical power shifts. A radically altered global economy. The world is changing, and so is the way that people fight for their rights. In order to be effective, Amnesty International’s (AI) International Secretariat needs to change how we work. That’s why we’ve opening a regional office in Dakar. And why we need your research expertise with us on the ground. http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/jobs2/91563

 

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RESEARCH, CAMPAIGNS & COMMUNICATION ASSISTANT Remunaration: $27,784 per annum Location: Nairobi, Kenya A I Amnesty International

 

The mobile revolution. Geopolitical power shifts. A radically altered global economy. The world is changing, and so is the way that people fight for their rights. Our East African regional office will work to ensure respect for human rights, and for equal and just societies throughout a vast and diverse geographical area. You’ll provide the support they need to succeed. http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/jobs2/91571

 

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RESEARCHER – SUDAN $64,951 per annum Location: Nairobi, Kenya A I Amnesty International

 

The mobile revolution. Geopolitical power shifts. A radically altered global economy. The world is changing, and so is the way that people fight for their rights. In order to be effective, Amnesty International’s (AI) International Secretariat needs to change how we work. That’s why we have opened a Regional Office in Kenya. And why we need your campaigning expertise with us on the ground. http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/jobs2/91308

 

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RESEARCHER – WEST AFRICA Remunertion: [euro]50,926 per annum Location: Dakar, Senegal A I Amnesty International

 

The mobile revolution. Geopolitical power shifts. A radically altered global economy. The world is changing, and so is the way that people fight for their rights. In order to be effective, Amnesty International’s (AI) International Secretariat needs to change how we work. That’s why we’ve opening a regional office in Dakar. And why we need your research expertise with us on the ground. http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/jobs2/91564

 

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SOUTH AFRICA – EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Salary: #Competitive Location: Johannesburg, South Africa A I Amnesty International

 

Amnesty International, made up of millions of individual members and supporters, is a truly global human rights movement. It is made up of people who are passionate about defending human rights for all, and who believe the world would be a better place if together we took injustice personally. http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/jobs2/91730

 

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STARTUP CONSULTANT Remuneration: #Fixed Price Project (to be agreed) Location: Abuja, Nigeria A I Amnesty International

 

Amnesty International, made up of millions of individual members and supporters, is a truly global human rights movement.

 

Of people who are passionate about defending human rights for all.

 

Of millions of people who believe the world would be a better place if together we took injustice personally.

 

And by mobilising the humanity in everyone, shining a light on human rights abuses wherever they may occur and speaking truth to power, for over 50 years now we have been making a tangible difference in the lives of those who are denied their basic rights, every hour, every day. http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/jobs2/91562

 

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TRANSLATION PRODUCTION COORDINATOR [euro] 38,198 per annum, Dakar, Senegal

 

Determined to eliminate injustice and promote equality, Amnesty International is at the forefront of human rights advocacy. But to maximise awareness on a global level, we need to maintain a single and consistent voice. By co-ordinating translation requests across the West Africa region, you’ll help us share vital information. http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/jobs2/91584

 

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