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La Renaissance africaine selon Cheikh Anta Diop, Nasser et Nkrumah, jusqu'à Mbeki

Le débat sur la Renaissance africaine marque le début de ce millénaire. Mais il n’est pas nouveau. Dans ce texte, Boubacar Diop remonte à Cheikh Anta Diop qui l’évoquait en 1948, à Nasser qui en a été un des porte-étendard et à Nkrumah qui en a fait un des... |+| read article

Walter Rodney: Prophet of self-emancipation by Wazir Mohamed

Thirty years after the murder of Guyana-born scholar and activist Walter Rodney, Wazir Mohamed considers the role of imperialism and the big powers in the silencing of ‘a defender of the people’s right to equality’. Published by |+| read article

Les processus socio-historiques à l'œuvre dans les arts contemporains africains

Historien d'art exerçant en Argentine où il vit depuis 18 ans, le Sénégalais Boubacar Traoré analyse dans le contexte du Dak'art 2010 - où il était invité à intervenir lors des Rencontres sur le thème " Esthétique et territoires" - les processus... |+| read article

Victoria Brittain: Political assassination as a strategy against liberation movements

Ruben Um Nyobe

The use of political assassination against liberation movements has changed the course of history in a number of countries in Africa and continues to devastate the Middle East, writes Victoria Brittain. The current power relations between the Third World and... |+| read article

Pambazuka Dossier: Cinquante ans d'«indépendance» et de dépendances

Prince Kum'a Ndumbe III

Pambazuka News vient de publié un dossier sur le thème "Cinquante ans d'indépendance et de dépendances" avec au centre le discours du Prince Kum'a Ndumbe III prononcé lors de la Conférence inaugurale sur les "50 ans des... |+| read article

Neville Alexander: South Africa: An unfinished revolution?

There are few thinking South Africans today who would be prepared to say that they are happy with how things have turned out’ since the fall of apartheid, writes Neville Alexander, ‘Most South Africans, certainly most oppressed and exploited South Africans,... |+| read article

Amady Aly Dieng: L’aide européenne au Sud : des valeurs mais pas de vertus

Les pays du Sud ne peuvent pas se développer en appliquant les politiques libérales préconisées par les institutions financières internationales. En 2008, «Alternatives Sud» avait publié une édition (1) consacrée à ce sujet, montrant par exemple que le «socle... |+| read article

Kwame Opoku: Reflections on the Cairo Conference on Restitution: Encouraging Beginning

Article by Kwame Opoku writing about the Conference on International Cooperation for the Protection and Repatriation of Cultural Heritage, which was held 7-8 April 2010, Cairo, Egypt and which ended with demands for the return of certain cultural artefacts... |+| read article

Prince Kum'a Ndumbe III: L’indépendance, il y a cinquante ans ! L’indépendance, depuis cinquante ans ?

prince kum'a ndumbe

Conférence inaugurale du Forum de Dialogue d'AfricAvenir International e.V. par le Prince Kum'a Ndumbe III. sur les 50 ans des indépendances africaines. Kurt-Schuhmacher-Haus, Berlin, 15 avril 2010. "(...) Les indépendances des années soixante et... |+| read article

Joy Onyejiako: The ‘Kingdom of Ife’: African art at the British Museum

An exhibition of art from the Nigerian Kingdom of Ife at the British Museum isn’t only exquisitely beautiful, it is ‘something of absolute historical importance’, writes Joy Onyejiako. But given the low-key public response to the show, how much will it... |+| read article

Kwame Opoku: Ile-Ife Triumphs in the British Museum, London. Who said Nigerians were incapable of looking after their cultural artefacts?

Aricle by Kwame Opoku. It seems every generation of Westerners has to “discover” the extraordinary beauty and sophistication of African culture even though Europe and Africa have been in contact, at the latest, since 15th century when the Portuguese sailed... |+| read article

Kwame Opoku: A History of the World with 100 Looted Objects of Others: Global Intoxication?

Article by Kwame Opoku on the occasion of the the British Museum and the BBC announcement of a programme with the title: “A History of the World in 100 Objects”. A pretence, writes Kwame Opoku, to serving the whole world, a title which indicates a wider... |+| read article

Kwame Opoku: France returns looted artefacts to Nigeria: Beginning of a long process or an isolated act?

According to a report in the Nigerian Compass reproduced below, the French Government has returned to the Nigerian Government two artefacts looted during the colonial days. This is good news. We have in various articles demonstrated the illegality, the... |+| read article

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