Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa
Conseil pour le développement de la recherche en sciences sociales en Afrique
Conselho para o Desenvolvimento da Pesquisa em Ciências Sociais em África
مجلس تنمية البحوث الإجتماعية في أفريقيا



May 8 2021

Way forward for Tanzania Gas and Petroleum sector

When society uses commodities as gas and petroleum as means of creating courty’s wealth, it is imppossiple in the current symtem. In fact the discovery of natural resorces plunders Tanzanias and other Africans into a poverty trench this will be one of the main point of the coming report on gas and petroleum sector. Gas and oil both of them are...

January 31 2014

Edward Snowden: A healing voice

Like many people, I was surprised to hear of Edward Snowden’s decision to leave his job and move toward Hong Kong in search of a place where he could reconcile his conscience with his understanding of humanity and the US Constitution. Ever since, I have been trying to understand how he had come to a decision that, one may be certain, others contemplated,...

January 31 2014

Enterrant Mandela pour mieux liquider l’humanité

Ce qui suit fut inspiré, en partie, par un article « Terrorisme publicitaire » paru dans Le Monde. (26 octobre 2013), écrit par Hans Magnus Enzensberger –traduit de l’allemand par Frédéric Joly. Selon ma lecture, l’auteur illustre comment l’humanité s’est retrouvée prisonnière d’un mode de vie carcéral dicté par un petit groupe dont les racines, contrairement à...

January 31 2014

Amilcar Cabral and the Pan-African Project

I would like to thank President Pedro Pires and the Amilcar Cabral Foundation for inviting me to this Forum. This is the third time I come to Praia for another scholarly forum on the exemplary life and work of Amilcar Cabral, following the international symposia of 1983 and 2004. Building on my contribution to the second symposium, which is in line...

January 31 2014

Leadership in Africa: From Autocracy to the Voice of the Voiceless

I would like to thank Ahmed Samatar for organizing this roundtable and inviting me to speak. I am not going to dwell on the first two questions – what is leadership and if and why it is important – in order to go directly to the lessons we have learned about leadership in Africa during the last 50 years. Since the ASA is made up of very smart people, I am...

January 31 2014

Révolution tunisienne: Fascisation intégriste-luttes populaires

Il se compose de trois parties : I - Les conditions objectives de la révolution. II - Le mouvement intégriste fait main basse sur l’appareil de l’état. III - Les luttes populaires et démocratiques Révolution tunisienne-fascisation intégriste-luttes populaires I - Les conditions objectives de la révolution Il est clairement établi que tous les mouvements...

January 31 2014

La double-présence au sein des institutions internationales

Paul Elvic BATCHOM Introduction : Pourquoi un Etat adhère-t-il à une position collective dans le cadre d’une institution internationale et affiche au plan interne une conduite contraire ? Pourquoi certains Etats africains, ayant adhéré à la position de l’Union africaine quant aux mandats d’arrêt émis par la CPI contre les présidents El Béchir et Kadhafi...

January 31 2014

Mandela: Could he have negotiated a better deal at independence?

Could Mandela have used his moral authority to usher a socialist revolution in South Africa?, as some on the left appear to believe. I will come back to this later. It is a much bigger question than say “Could he have negotiated a better deal at independence?" The answer to the latter question I believe is, yes, he could have. On reflection, I am...

January 31 2014

Kenya’s Civil Society & Extractive Industries: Buying into Neoliberalism?

It is astonishing that after over a century of resource extraction on the African continent, accompanied by a bloody colonial history, decades of war in mineral-rich countries like the DRC and the gradual impoverishment of communities living in resource rich areas, civil society in Kenya does not interrogate extraction from a historical and informed...

January 31 2014

Calling to the Youth of the World to participate in the 18th World Festival of Youth and Students

Adopted at the 1st International Preparatory Meeting for the 18th WFYS, South Africa March 26-27 2013 In the past and present, youth have always played a significant role in the struggle of all societies forprogress and social justice. The youth was militantly present in the greatest struggles of the peoples for peace, solidarity and social...

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