Decolonisation is not an academic event or philosophical discourse alone but a practice rooted in the material struggles of the peoples. It is about moving from armchair discourse to one grounded in the lives and afterlives of the dispossessed majority of the Global South.
Environmental lawyer Chima Williams worked with two communities to hold Royal Dutch Shell accountable for disastrous oil spills in Nigeria. The organisation is now open to legal action from communities across Nigeria devastated by their disregard for environmental safety.
The world’s first living artwork is being grown in Ethiopia. To accelerate carbon capture and land restoration, artists and communities are building a forest that will be visible from space in the shape of the country’s national symbol, the black lion.
Often, as soon as male relatives die, single or widowed Kenyan women are accused of witchcraft and killed by conspiring people who then take the land on which their victims lived.
Noam Chomsky, Ruth Wilson Gilmour and others pledge their support for the shack dwellers’ movement and call for solidarity in the wake of the assassination of Nokuthula Mabaso.
Lack of implementation of mining laws has created a lacuna for foreign companies to exploit mineral resources illegally and unsustainably, violate the rights of communities, destroy the environment, and devalue Malawi’s potential for growth.
Field Marshall Muthoni wa Kirima is one of the last living freedom fighters and the only woman to receive the rank of field marshall in the Kenya Land and Freedom Army of the Mau Mau Uprising. Recent events have brought her back to the fore in a mix of grief and disbelief.
With higher warming levels, most of the spaces in which species can survive will be lost and the potential for restoration will become more limited.
On April 2 African Crossroads members met online to discuss Climate Justice. Here are 10 key ideas on Climate Justice which emerged from the discussion.