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Creating a Conducive International Environment for Africa’s Development : China’s role in Global Governance Reform!
Report; report; text, Created By Nordic Africa Institute Created By Cheru, Fantu and Published By Nordiska Afrikainstitutet, Globalization, Trade and Regional Integration; Uppsala published in 2010
The world is at a critical juncture: there is the opportunity to come together to pursue a common agenda, or it can break into opposing groups based on differences in income, interests, religion or race. Globalisation exacerbates this tension between opportunity and threats. The most keenly felt tension is the sense that globalisation creates greater inequality in an already unequal world. If the world is unequal, then it must be undemocratic as well. As a result, globalisation and democracy come togetheras simultaneous challenges. As far as Africa is&...
South African female peacekeepers on mission in Africa : Progress, challenges and policy options for increased participation
Report; report; text, Created By Nordic Africa Institute Created By Schoeman, Maxi and Published By Nordiska Afrikainstitutet, Conflict, Displacement and Transformation; Uppsala published in 2010
South Africa’s contribution of troops to peace missions is the 13th largest in the world, and the country has the largest women’s contingent deployed in Peace Support Operations (PSOs). Although, South Africa is one of only a handful of countries incorporating women in combat positions and PSOs, on average the picture of female participation remains less rosy.On the policy level, South Africa has committed itself to gender mainstreaming in the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) in line with UN Security Council Resolution 1325 (2000). The UN R...
The photo exhibition "Africa/has/the/floor"
Other; other; text, Created By Nordic Africa Institute Created By Theorell, Anita; Santimano, Sérgio and Published By Nordiska Afrikainstitutet published in 2010
A photo exhibition The photo exhibition "Africa/has/the/floor" includes photographs of 20 of the African writers who visited the Göteborg Book Fair 2010. They write prose, poetry, drama and literature for children and the youth. They write in many different languages. These many facets of African literature are represented in this exhibition, which includes photographs representing the new generation of African writers as well as their established peers. The Swedish-Mozambican photographer Sérgio Santimano has taken the photographs and Anita Theorell has written...
Fotoutställningen "Afrika/har/ordet"
Other; other; text, Created By Nordic Africa Institute Created By Theorell, Anita; Santimano, Sérgio and Published By Nordiska Afrikainstitutet published in 2010
FOTOUTSTÄLLNING Fotoutställningen "Afrika/har/ordet" består av bilder på 20 av de afrikanska författare som besökte Bokmässan i Göteborg 2010. De skriver prosa, poesi, drama och barn- och ungdomslitteratur på många olika språk. Utställningen representerar dessa många aspekter och innehåller bilder på representanter för en ny generation afrikanska författare liksom deras etablerade kollegor. Den svensk-moçambikiske fotografen Sérgio Santimano har tagit bilderna och Anita Theorell har skrivit författarpresentationerna. Fotoutställningen finns tillgänglig för alla att ladda ner gratis men är&#x...
Towards More Informed Responses to Gender Violence and HIV/AIDS in Post-Conflict West African Settings
Report; report; text, Created By Nordic Africa Institute Created By Ahonsi, Babatunde A. and Published By Nordiska Afrikainstitutet, Conflict, Displacement and Transformation; Uppsala published in 2010
The evidence is incontrovertible that Liberia (with its two civil wars, 1989-97 and 2000-03) and Sierra Leone (with its 1991-2001 war) have emerged from two of the most inhuman, ferocious and cruel conflicts in the post-Cold war era. The scale of destruction, rape, mayhem, arson and torture perpetrated during these wars was among the greatest in Africa’s postcolonial history. Women, especially adolescents and young adults, were exposed to extreme sexual brutality at a time when a growing heterosexually-driven HIV pandemic was occurring in the West African s...
Comprendre et aborder les violences sexuelles liées aux conflits : Enseignements tirés de la République Démocratique du Congo
Report; report; text, Created By Nordic Africa Institute Created By Eriksson Baaz, Maria; Stern, Maria and Published By Nordiska Afrikainstitutet, Conflict, Displacement and Transformation; Uppsala published in 2010
Le paysage de guerre de la République démocratique du Congo (RDC) a acquis une exécrable réputation dans le monde entier à cause des rapports sur l’échelle massive des violences sexuelles. Bien qu’un nombre énorme d’autres formes de violences et d’abus aient également été commises à grande échelle, ce sont les violences sexuelles qui ont reçu la plupart de l’attention mondiale, en particulier parmi les observateurs «de l’extérieur». D’innombrables rapports, articles de journaux, coupures de presse, appels et documentaires ont été consacrés à cette question. Un g...
India, Brazil and South Africa Dialogue Forum: A Bridge between Three Continents : Challenges, achievements and policy options
Report; report; text, Created By Nordic Africa Institute Created By Arkhangelskaya, Alexandra A. and Published By Nordiska Afrikainstitutet, Globalization, Trade and Regional Integration; Uppsala published in 2010
The India, Brazil and South Africa (IBSA) Dialogue Forum is a trilateral development initiative to promote South-South cooperation and exchange. The forum was launched with the adoptionof the Brasília Declaration in June 2003. Each of the three countries has ambitions to play a leading role in regional and global affairs. The role of the Group of Twenty (G20) in respondingto the global financial crisis reflects growing acceptance of IBSA’s emerging position by the world’s established powers. An analysis of IBSA as a rising global power bloc is therefor...
Understanding and addressing conflict-related sexual violence : Lessons learned from the Democratic Republic of Congo
Report; report; text, Created By Nordic Africa Institute Created By Eriksson Baaz, Maria; Stern, Maria and Published By Nordiska Afrikainstitutet, Conflict, Displacement and Transformation; Uppsala published in 2010
The Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) warscape has become infamous globally from the reports on the massive scale of sexual violence. While vast amounts of other forms of violence and abuse have also been committed, it is sexual violence that has attracted the lion’s share of attention, especially among “outside” observers. Countless reports, newspaper articles, news-clips, appeals and documentaries have been devoted to the issue. Numerous journalists, activists and representatives of diverse international organisations and governments have made pilgrimages to the DRC to&#x...
Understanding poverty in Africa? : A navigation through disputed concepts, data and terrains
Report; report; text, Created By Nordic Africa Institute Created By Hårsmar, Mats and Published By Nordiska Afrikainstitutet, Globalization, Trade and Regional Integration; Uppsala published in 2010
In any international comparison, sub-Saharan Africa is the region with the most pervasive poverty. The study of African societies requires the study of numerous dynamics, processes and situations with links to poverty issues. Recent methodological innovations hold that research into poverty should be multidimensional, dynamic and cross-disciplinary. But how can such research be undertaken? This volume comprises two separate articles. The first provides an overview of major conceptual positions on poverty. With the focus on theoretical and methodological issues, it argues that ...
More Tax, Better Governments
Report; report; text, Created By Nordic Africa Institute Created By Hårsmar, Mats and Published By Nordiska Afrikainstitutet, Globalization, Trade and Regional Integration; Uppsala published in 2010
It has been argued that aid donors should focus more on supporting low-income countries to broaden their tax base and raise overall taxation. Besides increasing revenue, this has also a political objective. When citizens are taxed without excessive coercion, taxation can contribute considerably to improved governance and accountability, and to state building. Due to the effects of the financial crisis, calls for increased mobilisation of domestic resources are now being renewed. But is broadened taxation a viable strategy? Some signs of progress are visible in s...