State of East Africa Report 2016 Launch in Uganda

State of East Africa Report 2016 Launch in Uganda

Consolidating Misery? The political economy of inequalities Dates: 24th August 2016, Kampala, Uganda ‘People do not eat GDP’: Even as the economies of EAC member states have been recording considerable growth rates, this growth has been accompanied by a growth in inequality in virtually all countries. This is the one of the key observations of the […]

Eastern Africa Regional Meeting on Inequalities

Eastern Africa Regional Meeting on Inequalities

‘Inequalities in the context of Africa’s Structural Transformation’ Dates: 9th -10th August 2016, Nairobi, Kenya Society for International Development (SID) program of work on Inequalities focusses on: – deepening knowledge in select countries; building capacity of citizen groups to advance the establishment of a cohesive constituency in the region, including engaging in African and global […]

Fighting to Live, Living to Fight: Violent Expression and the Struggle Against Dispossession in Unequal South Africa.

Fighting to Live, Living to Fight: Violent Expression and the Struggle Against Dispossession in Unequal South Africa.

By Olivia K Lwabukuna, African Institute of South Africa (AISA),  olwabukuna@hsrc.ac.za A luta continua, as expressed in the form of ‘the struggle continues’ is a phrase encountered almost every day in post-apartheid South Africa. There is an unwritten and informal understanding that the democratic era ushered in by inclusive elections in 1994, has not yet yielded freedom […]

An Inequality Take on the Brexit from the ERT

An Inequality Take on the Brexit from the ERT

By Brexit   Reclaim UNCTAD to Uphold Africa’s Structural Economic Transformation Equal Rights Trust Calls for UK Action to Strengthen and Safeguard Right to Equality. Today, following the referendum vote in the United Kingdom (UK) in favour of leaving the European Union (EU) last Thursday, the Equal Rights Trust urges the UK government to take […]

Fallacies of the Global Crusade against Inequality.

Fallacies of the Global Crusade against Inequality.

Justice and Liberty the First Losers of the Redistributionist Leviathan It was Thomas Kuhn, and not Karl Popper, who best succeeded at describing how human knowledge evolves. He demonstrated that men do not tend to seek the truth through verification of rational hypotheses; rather, sciences — including social sciences — are based on paradigms, often […]

South Africa: Corruption in South Africa – a Tale of Black Political Elites and White Economic Elites

South Africa: Corruption in South Africa – a Tale of Black Political Elites and White Economic Elites

When South Africa became democratic and political equality was adopted, little was done for economic equality. That mainly benefitted the already powerful whites. Economic liberalisation coupled with inequality and capitalist competition have engendered massive corruption

In conjunction with the passing of one of the greatest legends in our time, Nelson Mandela, South Africa gained some renewed attention. In general, the news stories regarding the country were negative and centred around widespread corruption associate with the government led by African National Congress. These reports are true, but they are far from complete. The corruption within the political elite stands in direct relation to the bribes and threats from the economic elite. It is absolutely crucial to complete the picture on corruption, not only to reach a greater truth, but also to mitigate racism and ideological delusions.

Former PM Raila Odinga urges African governments to prioritize policies that promote equality, growth

Former PM Raila Odinga urges African governments to prioritize policies that promote equality, growth

Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga has asked African governments to give priority to policies that will help narrow income in equality among segments in society and promote opportunity for the poor, as the Continent’s growth picks up.
Raila said that while African countries form the majority of top ten growing economies in the world today, their growth is marching neck to neck with extreme poverty, where almost one out of every two Africans lives in extreme poverty.

African envoys meet in Ethiopia on AU summit preparations

African envoys meet in Ethiopia on AU summit preparations

Members of the African Union (AU) Permanent Representatives Committee (PRC) on Tuesday met at the AU headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia’s capital, on the framework of the 22nd AU summit.

The ambassadors met for their 27th ordinary session ahead of the session of the AU Executive Council meeting and the summit of heads of state scheduled for Jan. 27-28 and 30-31 respectively at the AU headquarters in Addis Ababa.

The AU meetings are set for Jan. 21-31 with the theme of “Transforming Africa’s Agriculture: Harnessing Opportunities for Inclusive Growth and Sustainable Development

Zambian Government to Host Intergovernmental Meeting for Southern Africa

Zambian Government to Host Intergovernmental Meeting for Southern Africa

Zambia will host the 20thsession of the Intergovernmental Committee of Experts (ICE) for southern Africa in March.

The ICE under the theme ‘Making natural resources work for Inclusive growth and sustainable development in Southern Africa’ will take place under the auspices of the Zambian Government from 5-7 March, 2014 in the City of Livingstone, Zambia’s tourist capital. Eleven SADC and COMESA member States are expected to participate in the meeting which convenes yearly to discuss topical economic and social developments in the region. This year, the meeting will focus on inclusive growth owing to the region’s impressive economic performance, its bountiful natural resources and how this can translate into employment and sustainable development

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