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‘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.

Nile Delta. Photo Credit: Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
Nile Delta. Photo Credit: Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC


Beyond The Politics Of The Nile – Analysis

By Minga Negash, Seid Hassan, Mammo Muchie and Abu Girma* On March 23, 2015, Egypt, Ethiopia and the Sudan signed a declaration of principles on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam[1] (GERD). Since then, an intense debate has been going on regarding the modalities and core principles which were spelled out in the Declaration. Unfortunately, the […]

Nigeria's Muhammadu Buhari. Photo Credit: Chatham House, Wikipedia Commons.
Nigeria's Muhammadu Buhari. Photo Credit: Chatham House, Wikipedia Commons.


Nigeria: Bokoharamization Of Politics And The Consolidation Of Democracy – OpEd

By Odomaro Mubangizi* The euphoria is still in the air following 28 March’s successful democratic elections in Nigeria that saw Jonathan Goodluck concede defeat to General Mahmmadu Buhari. Nigeria, Africa’s most populous nation, has done African proud by proving skeptics wrong. To be honest, this election could have gone terribly wrong: rigging, disruption by Boko […]

Cecil Rhodes. Source: Wikipedia Commons.
Cecil Rhodes. Source: Wikipedia Commons.


Debating Max Price On Cecil Rhodes – OpEd

By Adekeye Adebajo* Being myself a former Rhodes scholar at Oxford University and given the furore by students calling for the removal of the statue of Cecil Rhodes from the front of the University of Cape Town (UCT), I was rather startled to read the views of Max Price, UCT’s Vice-Chancellor, on the arch-imperialist in […]

Cecil Rhodes. Source: Wikipedia Commons.
Cecil Rhodes. Source: Wikipedia Commons.


The Fall Of Cecil John Rhodes And The Rise Of Black Power – OpEd

By Veli Mbele* ‘…anti-blackness more accurately captures the dehumanization and constant physical danger that black people face. The “anti” in “anti-blackness” is denial of black people’s right to life.’- Michael Jeffries. ‘How we understand suffering and whether we locate its essence in economic exploitation or in anti-Blackness has a direct impact on how we imagine […]

Ivory Coast / Cote d'Ivoire
Ivory Coast / Cote d'Ivoire


Ivory Coast Needs A Transition Phase – Analysis

By Eric Edi* Although the national reconciliation process is a fiasco, the deeply fractured Ivory Coast is mulling a presidential election in 2015. The subject is raising a lot of controversies as some argue that a presidential election is inappropriate and others claim that it would end the current crisis. At least seven candidates have […]