Mali's interim president returned home Friday, two months after seeking medical treatment in France when he was badly beaten by protesters who back a coup leader hanging onto power.
Dioncounda Traore became the country's president in April after the soldiers behind a March coup agreed in principle to hand over power to an interim civilian government. The coup leader, though, has shown no signs of leaving.
The Sofa Republic, strong young organisation in Mali has hold a meeting Monday 16, 2012 in Bamako. they area gainst the new gorvernment open for policians. they have accused them to be the source of the crisis in the country. For the sofa leaders, the malians politicians have failed in their program. They demand the security minister to step down. they accuse him to be responsible the President Diancounda agression.
Women of the soldiers arrested have demonstrated Monday, July 16,2012 in the capital Bamako. They demand transparency on the soldiers arrested after the military coup of April 30. The number of prisoners and missing soldiers has never been officially communicated. And relatives say they are not new.the asked to free their husbands.
In Mali the journalists are often persecuted by the gunmen. six national journalists have been assault since the crisis. The latest case was Labass Haidara, editor of The Independent newspaper .He was abduct e d by gunmen on the night of July 12, 2012. He has been beating and he is taking traitement in Hopital in Bamako. The governement has promised to punish the authors.
Tom Goldtooth, Executive Director, Indigenous Environmental Network,
offers Indigenous knowledge on the rights of nature, and the need for all peoples to work together in ending unsustainable energy and resource consumption.
This appeal to all creatures of the Earth falls near the International Indigenous Conference on
THE RIGHTS OF MOTHER EARTH: RESTORING INDIGENOUS LIFE WAYS OF RESPONSIBILITY AND RESPECT
On APRIL 4 - 6, 2012
at Haskell Indian Nations University, Lawrence Kansas
"Sissy ni watumishi wa community / We are servants of the community" — Nyagah wa Kamau / Stephen Nyash, RIP
25 Feb 2012 01:53 GMT
Kenya Indymedia has reported that on Tuesday, February 21, radio journalist and organizer Stephen Nyash was shot dead in the Korogocho ghetto of Nairobi, where he had lived and worked for most of his life. Korogocho is the third largest slum in the world . At writing, the motive for his murder is not clear.
By Qhuba Dlamini
The moment has come for those visiting Durban for the first time. The city went on its daily business as normal. The sense in everyday Durban crowds is to keep away from the fortressed International Convention Centre. As billboards scream in green that the international status of the Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the streetwise citizen knows that it is advisable to avoid main streets and hotels in Durban during this period.
Fahamu Books and Pambazuka Press recommend the following readings on food sovereignty, a radical alternative to adapt to climate change:
Reconnecting Food, Nature and Community
Edited by Annette Aurélie Desmarais, Nettie Wiebe, Hannah Wittman
To learn more about "a new and radical agricultural practice – food sovereignty – which puts control in the hands of those who are both hungry and produce the world's food – peasants and family farmers – rather than corporate executives."