Dar es Salaam: April, 2018 - ROAPE
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Dar es Salaam: April, 2018

Dar es Salaam: April, 2018

ROAPE is organising a series of three workshop on radical political economy. The first was held in Accra, 13-14 November, 2017. The second is in Dar es Salaam in April and the final meeting will be in Johannesburg in September 2018. The workshops link analysis and activism in contemporary Africa from the perspective of radical political economy.

  • Zimbabwean activist Takura Zhangazha writes about the themes and debates of the recent ROAPE workshop in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Themed 'Imperialism in Africa Today: The Place of Class Struggles and Progressive Politics', it had as its primary intention an historical assessment of the state of Africa's liberation and ideological left and its place in contemporary anti-global neoliberal and anti-imperialist politics. ...

  • In a blogpost reflecting on the ROAPE workshop in Dar es Salaam, Ugandan writer and activist Norah Owaraga asks what it means to be a socialist and a comrade. She muses on why ROAPE chose to draw lessons from the Russian Revolution as opposed to focusing on the lives and work of revolutionaries from the African continent....

  • Political economist Tamás Gerőcs discusses the relationship between Africa and Eastern Europe’s experience of socialist development raised at the recent ROAPE workshop in Dar es Salaam. He argues that across the world the left needs to develop a social critique of post-war developmentalism not only on a moral basis but economically and socially, to help us understand the neoliberal transformation, or counter-revolution....

  • ROAPE, working with the Julius Nyerere Centre, organised its second workshop on 16-17 April at the University of Dar es Salaam, on the theme of 'Imperialism in Africa Today: The Place of Class Struggles and Progressive Politics'. This post is a gallery of photographs taken from the workshop of participants and presenters. ...

  • ROAPE's second workshop on radical transformation in Africa, co-hosted with the Nyerere Resource Centre, to be held in Dar es Salaam on 16-17 April, will reflect with political economy scholars and progressive activists on the existing conditions in Africa in the context of the current phase of neo-liberal imperialism and how progressive forces can effectively intervene in and promote progressive politics during the current conjuncture....

  • In this blogpost roape.net publishes the first in a series of short interviews conducted at the ROAPE workshop held in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (16-17 April, 2018). Over two days debates explored contemporary activism, resistance and research across the continent. We hope the posts on roape.net will continue the discussions started in Accra and Dar and draw in other voices....