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  • SADC People’s Summit Communique

    By ACTSA | August 20, 2015

    More than 500 representatives from a range of Southern Africa civil society organisations met in Botswana on 15 and 16 August and developed and presented a communique to the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Heads of State and Government. The communique was received by the SADC Deputy Executive Secretary. It covers seven thematic areas:

    1.Tax Justice and the Fight against Illicit Financial Flows

    2. African Solidarity, Migration and People’s  movement

    3.Governance, Democracy and Human Rights

    4.Cross-border traders, small-scale farmers

    5.Trade Negotiations and Agreements

    6.Climate Change

    7.Agricultural Finance,  Seed Sovereignty and Climate  Justice

    The whole document is available here: Gaborone SADC People’s Summit 2015 Communique Document

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    COSATU Statement on Africa day – the struggle continues even at 51 years of the OAU/AU

    By Mark | May 25, 2014

    Source: COSATU

    This Sunday marks the 51st anniversary of the OAU/AU, which is the continent’s premiere political body. It was formed in 1963 to advance and champion the cause of Africa’s liberation from colonialism and underdevelopment. COSATU joins the rest of our people on the continent in celebrating the great strides our continent has made since then, particularly in the struggle for liberation from colonialism. Read the rest of this entry »

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    Robin Hood Tax: Future News with Bill Nighy

    By Mark | February 18, 2014

    The Robin Hood Tax is a tiny tax on banks that could give billions to tackle poverty and climate change

    Over 635,000 people have so far leant their voice to make the European Robin Hood Tax the tax we deserve. And with the support of some special friends, the campaign is looking to make the call a Read the rest of this entry »

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    O Monitor de Angola N° 4, 2013

    By Mark | November 27, 2013

    O Monitor de Angola aborda a política, economia, desenvolvimento, democracia e direitos humanos em Angola. É publicado trimestralmente pela Ação pela África Austral (ACTSA, sigla em inglês).

    Esta edição cobre tensões na relação com Portugal, especulações sobre a saúde do presidente, a mudança na classificação de Angola para país de renda média a partir de 2018, os dois relatórios acerca do uso dos lucros do petróleo e de sua falta de transparência, as detenções de manifestantes e as alegações sobre abusos aos direitos humanos de presos e de vendedores ambulantes, além do novo relatório sobre vulnerabilidade rural, alterações climáticas e adaptação. Read the rest of this entry »

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    O Monitor de Angola: N°3, julho de 2013

    By Mark | July 31, 2013

    O Monitor de Angola aborda política, economia, desenvolvimento, democracia e direitos humanos em Angola. É publicado trimestralmente pela Ação pela África Austral (ACTSA, sigla em inglês).

    Na seção política a edição cobre a especulação acerca da possibilidade de que José dos Santos esteja sendo preparado para suceder seu pai como novo presidente, a recente reforma ministerial e a exoneração da comandante da polícia de Luanda. Na seção econômica abordamos os planos governamentais para privatizar ativos do estado, o aumento proposto nas tarifas energéticas e os crescentes questionamentos relacionados ao acordo do pagamento da dívida entre Angola e Rússia. Na seção sobre direitos humanos, a edição noticia a continuada repressão às manifestações, as controversas acusações na justiça contra dois jornalistas e a detenção de líderes sindicais dos professores durante greves na província de Huíla. Na seção sobre assistência e desenvolvimento, cobrimos o agravamento da seca no sul de Angola e a epidemia de dengue em Luanda. Read the rest of this entry »

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    Domestic fuel in Mozambique: from charcoal to cassava

    By Campaigns | May 30, 2012

    Guardian development network

    Many in Mozambique rely on charcoal for cooking, but a for-profit venture plans to supply a cheap, sustainable alternative

    Along a dirt road in Mozambique’s Sofala province, a long line of men on bicycles stretches into the distance, each carrying an impossibly big bag of charcoal strapped to his bike. Read the rest of this entry »

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    Southern Africa sets up regional climate research centre

    By Sarah | April 24, 2012

    Guardian, 23 April 2012

    Five countries in southern Africa have joined forces to launch a research centre that will work on combating climate change in the region. South Africa, Angola, Botswana, Zambia and Namibia signed a declaration on Wednesday to base the initiative in the Namibian capital Windhoek.

    The Southern African Science Service Centre for Climate Change and Adaptive Land Management (Sasscal) is intended to support cross-border research and land management. Read the rest of this entry »

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    Floods leave Angolan returnees stranded

    By Sarah | January 10, 2012

    IRIN News, 6 January 2012

    Several thousand Angolan returnees from the neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are stranded by floods in northeastern Angola. They are among the first casualties of what promises to be a very wet rainy season in parts of southern Africa. Read the rest of this entry »

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    Climate Change: did Durban achieve breakthrough or postpone key decisions?

    By Sarah | December 13, 2011

    UNFCCC Press Release, 11 December 2011

    Countries meeting in Durban, South Africa, have delivered a breakthrough on the future of the international community.s response to climate change, whilst recognizing the urgent need to raise their collective level of ambition to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to keep the average global temperature rise below two degrees Celsius. Read the rest of this entry »

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    Zuma calls for decisive climate action

    By Mark | December 7, 2011

    SAPA, Mail and Guardian, 6 December

    The world needs to move away from analysing and studying climate change to identifying practical adaptation actions, President Jacob Zuma said on Tuesday. Read the rest of this entry »

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