PRESENTATION TO THE PEACE AND HUMAN SECURITY FESTIVAL

THE AFRICAN UNION AND THE RENAISSANCE OF AFRICA: Assessing the Role of Civil Society and African People in Deepening and Supporting the AU’s Agenda 2063 04 December 2014, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia By Kassim M. Khamis* Introduction Agenda 2063 is a strategic framework for the socio-economic transformation of the continent over the next 50 years. It…

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AFRICAN SOLIDARITY CARAVAN SUMMARY REPORT

KEY OUTCOMES: Advocate for peace and security development curriculum in schools is under way. Peace and security derived from leaders who are accountable for pro poor polices. Yern for more information and knowledge by most African former freedom fighters. Organizations Integrated security, peace and development in across cutting themes i.e Gender, human rights, high levels…

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Peace and Human Security Festival

The ACTION Support Centre in partnership with the Inter-Religious Council of Ethiopia is holding a one-day event, bringing together individuals and organisations from Africa, to reflect and discuss on opportunities and challenges we face in Africa. There will be panel presentations from various experts, open interactive discussions, hand over of the Declaration of Solidarity to…

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100 African Cities Destroyed By Europeans: WHY there are seldom historical buildings and monuments in sub-Saharan Africa!

By: Mawuna Remarque KOUTONIN When tourists visit sub-Saharan Africa, they often wonder “Why there are no historical buildings or monuments?” The reason is simple. Europeans have destroyed most of them. We have only left drawings and descriptions by travelers who have visited the places before the destructions. In some places, ruins are still visible. Many cities have…

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Cirque d’Afrique: 2014 U.S-Africa Leaders Summit

The African Circus is coming to town. It is officially called “U.S-Africa Leadership Summit” (not Ringling African Brothers). It is scheduled to be held on August 5-6 in Washington D.C.  The theme of the “Summit” is “Investing in the Next Generation”. According to the pre-Summit hype, in the first ever “U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, African leaders…

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My Poor Rich Africa

By Lesego Setou Clothed in wealth, yet dwell in poverty Marred by years of slavery and pain The tears and anger of colonization and apartheid Have penetrated the depth of our souls They have stained our hearts and robbed our hearts of love They have raped of our thoughts, understanding and kindness Leaving us covered…

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My Africa

Forgotten, like an undone daffodil – abandoned, like an unloved child – exploited, like an unworthy prostitute – and persecuted, like the unwanted Christ. The story of my people – the hidden glory of my Africa. Bare-backed and broken she stumbled through the corridors of time. A shadow cast onto her former glory, her crown…

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I am an African Slave

Trapped in my skin are my bones I am a prisoner in my own land I am not dead No blade is sharp enough to free me No scream is loud enough to hear me The death of my feet has left me numb Down I sit with nothing to eat I cry. I cry…

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Join the Caravan and Make a Difference

The African Solidarity Caravan Building and Deepening a Culture of Pan-African People-to-People Solidarity Reflect, Connect, Strategise, Organise, Mobilise, Transform, Consolidate, Celebrate During May 2014 Africa Week Festival the ACTION Support Centre (ASC) through its initiative the Proudly African Campaign launched the African Solidarity Caravan in Yeoville, South Africa on the 23rd of May 2014. Following…

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