Housing Rights, Property Rights, and Human Rights in Abuja

Housing Rights, Property Rights, and Human Rights in Abuja

Attend this talk with IPS Associate Fellow Carl LeVan, an assistant professor in the School of International Service at American University, who will discuss his recent field research exploring how the poor are organizing for housing rights, human rights, and self-help in Abuja.

The Strange Case of Charles Taylor

The Strange Case of Charles Taylor

This long-awaited verdict against the former Liberian strongman brings some measure of justice to a region ripped apart by brutality, greed, and proxy wars.

Why Kony 2012 Fails

Why Kony 2012 Fails

The controversial video provides a Twitter-like view of Uganda, political history, and U.S. foreign policy.

Occupy Global Africa!

Occupy Global Africa!

Occupy Global Africa!                                                                             
Challenges of a Pan African Vision for the 21st Century

Come to a presentation and discussion with Affiong L. Affiong, Executive Director of the Moyo Pan Afrikan Solidarity Centre based in Accra and London. In Washington DC for a national lecture and speaking tour in the USA to rebuilding bridges across the Atlantic, Affiong will address such questions as: What are the challenges of African people today, on the Continent and in the Diaspora? Where is the place of African people in the framework of the new world order? As we celebrate Black History Month in 2012, how do we prepare for the challenges which await us beyond the horizon?

Land Grabs in Africa and Global Investment

Even as food insecurity and famine is deepening in Africa, massive swaths of land are being sold off to international investors with little transparency or accountability, in massive land grabs that are hurting communities and smallholder farmers. Please join us for a discussion with Anuradha Mittal, Executive Director of the Oakland Institute to discuss the Institute’s findings in its new report on land grabs in Africa and how communities are fighting for their rights and their livelihoods in the face of this growing threat.

Can the West “Export” Gay Rights?

Can the West “Export” Gay Rights?

When it comes to attitudes toward gays and lesbians in Africa, donor countries need to conjure up all their skill to walk the tightrope between mindfulness and meddling.

America vs China in Africa

America vs China in Africa

By clinging to a paternalistic attitude and an antiquated Washington Consensus, the United States has opened up space for a broad Chinese role in Africa.

Author Event: African Sexualities: A Reader

Author Event: African Sexualities: A Reader

During her visit to Washington, Dr. Tamale will be discussing her groundbreaking new book African Sexualities: A Reader, published by Pambazuka Press, which examines African sexualities and investigates the intersections between sex, power, masculinities, and femininities.

Supporting Peace – Not War – in Kenya

Supporting Peace – Not War – in Kenya

Should the United States choose to support long-term peace and stability over its short-term counterterrorism interests, there is much that it can do to help ensure a peaceful Kenyan election.