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Farai Maguwu: Small-scale Mining in post election Zimbabwe

Basler Afrika Bibliographien Klosterberg 23, Basel

Afriqu'à midi The extractive industry has the potential of creating major government revenue in Zimbabwe. The rich mineral resources, especially the recently found alluvial diamond deposits, could provide the country with an estimated USD 10 billion income provided regulations for natural resource utilisation and management are in place and implemented. At present this is not … „Farai Maguwu: Small-scale Mining in post election Zimbabwe“ weiterlesen

African Migration to Israel 1990-2014 – Challenges and Opportunities

Afriqu'à midi with Galia Sabar Since the 1990s, Israel has not only witnessed the immigration of around 100’000 African Jews from Ethiopia , but also the arrival of tens of thousands of African labor migrants and Asylum seekers. Together with Jewish and non-Jewish migrants from other parts of the world, these African migrants added to … „African Migration to Israel 1990-2014 – Challenges and Opportunities“ weiterlesen

Moses Cloete: Monitoring Multinational Corporations through Local Activists

Afriqu’à midi How can multinational corporations be compelled to maintain minimum social, environmental and economic standards? An encounter with the director of the Bench Marks Foundation Moses Cloete. The Bench Marks Foundation is a South African NGO seeking to ensure that multinational corporations, in the mining sector in particular, meet minimum social, environmental and economic … „Moses Cloete: Monitoring Multinational Corporations through Local Activists“ weiterlesen

Bishop Johannes Seoka: Marikana and the Report of the Farlam-Commission

Afriqu’à midi A report of 600 pages produced by the Farlam Commission documents the investigation into the brutal shooting of striking workers of a platinum mine at Marikana. Does the report meet the expectations of the South African public? It was almost three years after the police killed 34 striking workers at Marikana in August … „Bishop Johannes Seoka: Marikana and the Report of the Farlam-Commission“ weiterlesen

Sylvere Mbondobari und Hines Mabika: Wahlen in Zentralafrika

Zentrum für Afrikastudien Basel Rheinsprung 21, Basel

Unser nächstes Afriqu‘ à midi widmet sich den erfolgten Wahlen in der Zentralafrikanischen Republik und Äquatorial Guinea, sowie den bevorstehenden Wahlen in der Demokratischen Republik Kongo und Gabon gewidmet. Die politischen Auseinandersetzungen rund um die Wahlurnen werden vom Literaturwissenschaftler Sylvere Mbondobari von der Universität des Saarlandes und dem Historiker Hines Mabika von der Universität Bern … „Sylvere Mbondobari und Hines Mabika: Wahlen in Zentralafrika“ weiterlesen

Thierry Lüscher: From #RhodesMustFall to #FeesMustFall

Zentrum für Afrikastudien Basel Rheinsprung 21, Basel

In March 2015, the #RhodesMustFall student movement at the University of Cape Town started what came to be the most significant post-apartheid South African student movement, culminating in the nation-wide #FeesMustFall movement. There are various perspectives from which the new student movement can be understood. In this presentation, twelve propositions are made towards understanding the … „Thierry Lüscher: From #RhodesMustFall to #FeesMustFall“ weiterlesen

ABGESAGT: afriqu’à midi zum Thema Migration

Zentrum für Afrikastudien Basel Rheinsprung 21, Basel

Leider ist unser Gast Emmanuel Mbolela verhindert und müssen wir die Veranstaltung absagen. All jenen, die eine Teilnahme geplant hatten, empfehlen wir herzlich Mbolelas Buch "Mein Weg vom Kongo nach Europa (Mandelbaum Verlag 2014). Emmanuel Mbolela musste aus politischen Gründen seine Heimat Kongo-Kinshasa verlassen und erlebte eine mehrjährige Odyssee – eine Erfahrung die er mit … „ABGESAGT: afriqu’à midi zum Thema Migration“ weiterlesen

Afriqu’à midi: Ethiopia at the crossroads – Tigray war, ethnic conflicts and the political transition

Ethiopia held its general elections on 21 June in a context of contestation and political uncertainty. The civil war in Tigray, which started in November 2020, is ongoing and risks evolving into a protracted insurgency involving Ethiopian, Eritrean, Amhara and Tigrayan armed forces. Mass displacement and warfare have led to a major humanitarian crisis, putting … „Afriqu’à midi: Ethiopia at the crossroads – Tigray war, ethnic conflicts and the political transition“ weiterlesen