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Campaigns

Campaigns

ROAPE is committed to supporting radical and progressive movements on the continent. We support popular and democratic movements and individuals who have been targeted by authoritarian and oppressive measures. Here we provide information about campaigns on the continent and how we can build practical solidarity.

  • Since the middle of October 2015 students at universities across South Africa have been protesting over three issues. Ashley Fataar writes how by November universities across the country were witnessing protests unprecedented since the fall of racial apartheid in 1994. Listed here are some of the campaigns that have come out of these protests....

  • By Issa Shivji, Director, Nyerere Resource Centre (NRC) and Idris Kikula, Vice Chancellor, University of Dodoma & Member, Steering Committee, NRC. Since 2012 three colleagues – Issa Shivji, Saida Yahya-Othman and Ng’wanza Kamata – all former or current academics of the University of Dar es Salaam,......

  • ROAPE supports the campaign of the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies (CIHRS) and EuroMed Rights to gather public support for the release of Egyptian activists currently held in prison....

  • Kenyan doctors have been on strike since 5 December last year. Judy Karagania, a doctor involved in the campaign, writes for roape.net about a vital fight for Kenya’s public health care system. The government, she writes, refuses to properly fund doctors salaries amid collapsing public hospitals, rising living costs and concessions to private medicine. ...

  • Gary Littlejohn introduces the Mozambique News Reports and Clippings, distributed and collated by Joseph Hanlon. ROAPE will regularly post Hanlon’s reports. By Gary Littlejohn The latest issue of Mozambique News Reports and Clippings, No. 335, distributed by Joseph Hanlon, shows that the drought induced by......

  • Well-known public intellectual Dr. Castel-Branco and a national newspaper editor Mr. Fernando Mbanze were due to go on trial in Mozambique at the end of August, charged with insulting the then President of Mozambique, Armando Guebuza in 2014. Gary Littlejohn explains the background and why they need our support. ...

  • ROAPE Online is shocked and saddened by the news about the murder of Giulio Regeni, an activist and a PhD student at Cambridge University working on the Egyptian new labour movement. Giulio’s murder is a stark reminder of both the dangers and the importance of research which is politically committed to economic and social justice. ...

  • A community leader opposed to mining in a coastal area in South Africa's Eastern Cape, Sikhosiphi Bazooka Rhadebe, was murdered in the evening of 22 March. The murder draws in the Australian mining company MRC, its South African subsidiary TEM and the South African government, police and ruling party. ...

  • Gold Fields Ghana's development agreement with the government of Ghana is illegal because it grants the international mining giant royalty and corporate tax rates more favourable than those set out in the relevant legislation, says Dr. Yao Graham, coordinator of Third World Network....

  • Following the ridiculous case against Carlos Nuno Castel-Branco and Fernando Mbanze on 16 September all charges were dropped and both men were acquitted. Here we include a brief update and links for further campaigning....