Pambazuka News

‘Pambazuka’ in Kiswahili means the dawn or to arise as a verb. Pambazuka News is produced by a pan-African community of some 2,600 citizens and organisations - academics, policy makers, social activists, women's organisations, civil society organisations, writers, artists, poets, bloggers, and commentators who together produce insightful, sharp and thoughtful analyses and make it one of the largest and most innovative and influential web forums for social justice in Africa.

Tunisia
Tunisia


US And NATO Policy Underlines Instability In Libya And Tunisia – OpEd

By Abayomi Azikiwe* Attacks on March 18 at the Bardo Museum in Tunis resulting in the deaths of 24 people have been credited to Islamic State. Just two days prior to the 59th anniversary of the national independence of Tunisia from France in 1956, two gunmen took over a major tourist destination resulting in a […]

South Africa flag
South Africa flag


South Africa: No Longer Party It Used To Be, ANC’s Stranglehold On Justice – OpEd

By Douglas Schorr* The African National Congress is not the party it used to be. Jacob Zuma, now into his second term as President of South Africa, is spearheading a new movement in South African politics. The President and his party are conducting a war on the judiciary and in the process making corruption unprosecuteable […]

Johannesburg, South Africa
Johannesburg, South Africa


Disconnecting The Minerals-Energy-Climate Dots – OpEd

By Patrick Bond* Sometimes a single event reveals crucial stories about our strengths and weaknesses in advancing progressive social change and ecological sanity. Early last month I sought out intersections between three simple phenomena: the predatory extractive industries now looting Africa; our energy access crises (especially here in South Africa); and climate change. I thought […]