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Website of the Angolan embassy in Berlin, Germany, with information on embassy issues / government, but also with articles on culture, economy, people and more.
Sash, originally published as Black Sash, is a detailed record of the activities of the Black Sash organisation: the petitions, protests, marches, vigils, press releases and Conference papers which reflect the modus operandi of their desire to bring about change in the legislation which was, in their opinion, discriminatory and the cause of untold human suffering, hardship and poverty. Issues such as the Pass Laws, migrant labour, forced removals, indefinite detention without trial, Group Areas Act, the Bantu Education Act and in later years land reform were all brought to the attention of the apathetic public in an attempt to mount pressure against the Government to bring about a change in policy. The Black Sash acted as a constant reminder to the white electorate conscience that complacency would not effect change and action was necessary. The journal reflects the detailed efforts of these women from two aspects. The first one being the practical way in which the Black Sash Advice Offices helped hundreds of Africans experiencing problems as a direct result of the unjust Pass Laws. The second aspect was contained in their well documented and researched reporting on current political situations, State legislation and the effects thereof and other issues which they felt ought to be changed. ... [according to site editor`s information]
"Our objective is to promote the institutions of democracy, social justice, Human Rights, Peace, Freedom of Expression, and Respect to humanity in Rwanda, Uganda, DR Congo, Burundi, Sudan, Tanzania, Kenya, Ethiopia, and Somalia. We strongly believe that Africa will develop if only our presidents stop being rulers of men and become leaders of citizens. We support Breaking the Silence Campaign for DR Congo since we believe the democracy in Rwanda means peace in DRC." You will find background articles, news, eyewittness accounts and more. [according to site editor’s information] ... [supplemented]
The Institute for Security Studies with its head office in Pretoria, South Africa, and offices in Kenya, Ethiopia and Senegal offers a huge range of resources concerning security topics in Africa (e.g. more than 200 e-books since 1996, studies, audio material, journals, news, ....). All of this is available online for free. [editors ilissAfrica]
Médecins sans frontières (MSF) is the world's largest independent humanitarian aid relief organisation with over 80 projects worldwide. MSF is an NGO committed to providing medical aid and assistance wherever it is needed, regardless of race, religion, politics or sex and raising awareness of the plight of people they help. ... [according to site editors' information]
The ReliefWeb site, which currently receives about one million hits each day, is updated daily with up to 150 new documents and maps on the response activities of the international humanitarian community to more than 40 emergencies and natural disasters around the world, in addition to policy-oriented and background material. The project managing the site, launched in 1996, was one of 78 considered by high-level officials from across a range of UN bodies to have introduced "outstanding improvement or innovative change" and to have "increased in quality, impact, efficiency or effectiveness...the organization's programme or service". The site - containing some 250,000 documents and 2,500 maps sourced from a wide range of governmental and non-governmental organizations - is currently undergoing a major redesign to further tailor its content to the needs of the humanitarian community. ... [according to site editors` information]
The African Court on Human and Peoples'Rights (the Court)is a continental court established by African countries to ensure protection of human and peoples’ rights in Africa. It complements and reinforces the functions of the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights. [according to site editor's information]
(Post-)colonoial structure of power are still persistent today. They can be seen in economical unequalitites, stereotypes or images of so-called "strangers". The colonial history is just a small part of the German culture of rememberence. Dresden Postkolonial - a study group, coming from a seminar at the TU Dresden - wants to confront this approach. The group is doing research to Dresden's colonial history and organises anti-racist and post-colonial education in form of post-colonial tours through the city, courses and lectures [according to the site editor's information, editorial staff ilissAfrica]....
The Enough Project seeks to build leverage for peace and justice in Africa by helping to create real consequences for the perpetrators of genocide and other mass atrocities. Enough aims to counter rights-abusing armed groups and violent kleptocratic regimes that are fueled e.g. by grand corruption, transnational crime and terror or natural resources. Enough conducts field research in conflict zones, develops policy recommendations and supports social movements in affected countries [according to the site editor's information, editorial staff ilissAfrica]....