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Building a new narrative on migration including African perspectives

Are EU responses focusing on tackling the ‘root causes’ of migration effective? Are they sufficient? And how can we improve those migration policies? Last Tuesday, 18 February, we presented our newest report Migration: African perspectives. This report, in cooperation with our partner Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS), shows how crucial it is to include African perspectives when discussing migration policies. As was mentioned during the presentation in Brussels: “We should not talk about Africans, but speak with them”.

Africa and Climate Justice: an Underreported Story?

Climate change is an issue about people. The African continent alone hosts 1.2 billion of those people most affected by the climate crisis. Yet, voices from the communities most at risk are highly underrepresented, both in the media and climate change research. Countless stories are ready to be told by African entrepreneurs, youth activists, women, farmers, families, and many more.

Rijken betalen steeds minder belasting: en waarom dat bijdraagt aan toenemende ongelijkheid

Dit is een van de belangrijkste conclusies in het vandaag verschenen rapport van Oxfam Novib “Time to Care”: het aantal miljardairs is in de laatste tien jaar verdubbeld, maar tegelijkertijd betalen de superrijken en multinationals steeds minder belasting. Geen wonder dat de ongelijkheid in de wereld is toegenomen. Ruim 2.000 miljardairs op de wereld zijn samen rijker dan 60% van de wereldbevolking, 4,6 miljard mensen. En helaas speelt Nederland hier als belastingparadijs een kwalijke rol in.

Power-sharing agreement in Sudan: what needs to be done?

Last Saturday, 23 November, we organised our Political Cafe in The Hague Humanity Hub about the new power-sharing agreement in Sudan. In cooperation with Africa in Motion and CEM, the Sudanese association in the Netherlands, and hosted by Milka Yemane, it was an interesting and informative afternoon. In addition to the political conversations, the audience also got a glimpse into the Sudanese culture through, among other things, a small exhibition of Sudanese artist Ahmed Magzoub and live music by the band Kush.

2020, The Year of Peace for Sudan?

Talks have begun between Sudan’s power-sharing government and Sudanese rebel groups, making the Sudanese people hope that this brings an end to the violence in the country and that 2020 can become the year of peace in Sudan. Sudan has been in war with rebel groups, mostly located in Sudan’s Western regions, since 2003. After ousting of Omar Al-Bashir earlier this year, who ruled the country for thirty years, the military and the protesters, represented by the pro-democracy movement, made a power-sharing agreement that also agreed on a six month timeline to make peace with the rebels. This meeting was possible after some rebel groups signed draft agreements last month, detailing plans for talks and trust-building measures. So, how did we get here?

Onrustige verkiezingen in Mozambique: kan de fragiele vredesovereenkomst stand houden?

Vorige week, op dinsdag 15 oktober werden er in Mozambique presidentiële, provinciale en parlementsverkiezingen gehouden. Huidig regerende partij Frelimo met president Filipe Nyusi ging de strijd aan met Ossufo Momade van de oppositiepartij Renamo. Mozambique heeft een meerpartijensysteem, maar Frelimo en Renamo zijn de belangrijkste partijen. Zij zijn ook de enige partijen, samen met – zeer kleine – MDM (Democratic Movement of Mozambique) met zetels in het huidige parlement.

An European Green Deal for Climate Justice?

Today the European Parliament will organize a hearing for Frans Timmermans to assess his suitability for the position of Executive Vice President responsible for the European Green Deal. This Green Deal aims to set Europe on a path towards becoming the first climate-neutral continent by 2050. It should become Europe’s hallmark and requires collective ambition, political leadership and a just transition for the most affected. As climate change is one of the most pressing issues of our time, Timmermans has a very important task to fulfill.

Uitgebreid Afrikaans theaterprogramma op Holland Festival 2019

Het Holland Festival is het grootste internationale podiumkunsten festival van Nederland en in juni vindt alweer de 72ste editie plaats in Amsterdam. Tijdens het festival is opera, (muziek)theater, dans en meer te zien uit de hele wereld. Dit jaar zijn voor het eerst twee associate artists verbonden aan het festival, William Kentridge uit Zuid-Afrika en Faustin Linyekula uit Congo. Er zal veel werk uit Afrika te zien zijn van de twee associate artists en kunstenaars die hen inspireren.

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