Launch of Decolonization and Afro-Feminism with Sylvia Tamale and Charmaine Pereira

Launch of Decolonization and Afro-Feminism with Sylvia Tamale and Charmaine Pereira

Sylvia Tamale, author of Decolonization and Afro-Feminism, will be discussing her new book with Charmaine Pereira, writer and feminist scholar in Abuja, Nigeria. In this extraordinary and erudite book, Sylvia Tamale, the distinguished Ugandan scholar and public intellectual, brilliantly dissects and demolishes the dangerous tropes of coloniality that distort our understanding of African societies, cultures, […]

Social justice and queer activism in India

Social justice and queer activism in India

Banamallika Choudhury is a feminist social activist and development consultant based in Guwhati, Assam. She is the Executive Director of Women’s Leadership Training Centre and a co-founder of NEthing – an art and culture collective for social change. She does feminist participatory action research, writes on gender and social issues and organises women led grassroots feminist actions […]

In memoriam: Ernest Wamba dia Wamba

In memoriam: Ernest Wamba dia Wamba

The Forge mourns the passing of Congolese militant intellectual Ernest Wamba-dia-Wamba, who left us on 15 July 2020. Professor Wamba Dia Wamba was a dedicated and outstanding political thinker and organiser, militant educator, theorist and committed Pan-Africanist and working class internationalist. His most well-known work, Experiences of Democracy in Africa: Reflections on Practices of Communalist […]

Organising on COVID-19 in the Niger Delta

Organising on COVID-19 in the Niger Delta

Emem Okon is a feminist activist, grassroots mobilizer, gender specialist, social change advocate, pan-africanist and a development practitioner who has successfully led grassroots campaigns in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria and in the African region with over 20 years experience in the non-profit sector and specializes in practical issues associated with gender, women empowerment, […]

Challenges posed by COVID-19 in Haiti

Challenges posed by COVID-19 in Haiti

Paul Christian Namphy works on the nexus between water / sanitation / hygiene (WASH), the health sector, and community involvement, in Haiti. Formerly in the public sector in the struggle to provide water, sanitation, and hygiene services in displaced-persons’ camps after the January 12, 2010 earthquake in Haiti, and the to eliminate cholera in Haiti […]

What do Free Trade Agreements mean for African women?

What do Free Trade Agreements mean for African women?

Susan Nakacwa writes: “I am a Ugandan journalist and currently working with GRAIN. Currently, my passion is in researching, documenting and making the case for smallholder farming on the African continent. I have opted to use my journalism training to make a case for sustainable agriculture, smallholder farming as well as gender advocacy. I believe […]

Covid-19 and fears of a black nation rising?

Covid-19 and fears of a black nation rising?

David Austin is one of the most important black writers and intellectuals in North America. Based in Montreal. David has been a prolific writer. He has published widely including: David Austin is the author of Dread Poetry and Freedom: Linton Kwesi Johnson and the Unfinished Revolution (London: Pluto Press, 2018) and Fear of a Black Nation: Race, Sex, […]

Navajo Nation: Organising in the time of Covid-19

Navajo Nation: Organising in the time of Covid-19

“The Navajo Nation, which spans parts of Arizona, New Mexico and Utah, reported a population of 173,667 on the 2010 census. As a result, with 4,002 cases, the Native American territory has 2,304.41 cases of COVID-19 per 100,000 people.” I speak with Janene Yazzie, Sustainable Development Program Coordinator, International Indian Treaty Council, & Co-Convenor, Indigenous […]

Arrests, tests and lockdown in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe

Arrests, tests and lockdown in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe

Indefinite lockdown started on Level 2 on 4 May 2020, in a context in which Zimbabwe has not reached the WHO standards for lifting of lockdown. • Regionally, there are increasing concerns about whether lockdown infringes citizens’ rights including the right to earn a living. • Zimbabwe initially locked down in good time to contain […]