Fellesrådet for Afrika Meny

Arrangement 28.06

Pads and Periods - Breaking the Menstrual Taboo

Female sanitary pads, reproductive health, and menstruation in particular, is a topic deemed taboo in many African countries. Menstruation is often associated with uncleanliness and impurity, and there is little awareness about the importance of adequate sanitary facilities. What role does the language surrounding female sanitation play in stigmatizing women and their bodies? And what role does wider society play in directly or indirectly restricting the access women have to sanitary products? 

Arrangement 27.06

The secret gay life of Nairobi

Denis Nzioka lives in Nairobi, the capital of Kenya. He is openly gay, has written a number of articles on LGBT and other human rights issues, and has more than 8000 followers on Twitter. In 2013 he was a candidate in the Kenyan presidential elections.

How is life as an openly gay man in Nairobi? How are the reactions from friends and family? Why is the situation so different from neighboring Uganda? And will the ongoing legal case to decriminalize homosexuality have a positive ruling?

Afrika Nå

Afrika Nå 30. mai: Niger Delta oil spills - who are responsible?

The successive oil spills in the Niger Delta in southern Nigeria over the last decades have destroyed the local fishery, the drinking water and the opportunity to cultivate land. But who is responsible? Is it solely the Nigerian government? What about oil companies operating in the area? The Norwegian pension fund has shares in Shell that is operating in the Delta - should they be held responsible? And what about the local groups sabotaging the oil infrastructure? 

Nytt fra organisasjonen

Fellesrådets årsmøte 14. april

14. april var det klart for årsmøte i Fellesrådet, og selv om årsmøtet i år var lagt til en lørdag, var det godt oppmøte. Det ble stemt inn et nytt styre, i tillegg til at neste års kampanjetema ble vedtatt.

Afrika Nå

1 år med Farmaajo i Somalia - hvordan har det gått?

Den nyvalgte presidenten i Somalia, Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed (Farmaajo), henvendte seg til Al-Shabab, Al-Qaida og IS i sin innvielsestale i 2017 med ordene: "Til de av dere som arbeider med militante ekstremister, vit at deres tid er over." Likevel opplevde landet det blodigste terrorangrepet i landets historie bare måneder senere. Har Farmaajo levd opp til forventningene, og hvordan er situasjonen i landet nå?

Utlysning

Studentpraktikant-utlysning for høsten 2018

Frist: 29. april 2018

Fellesrådet for Afrika utlyser med dette en studentpraktikantstilling for høsten 2018. Masterstudenter med mulighet for å integrere praktikantstillingen i pågående utdanning inviteres til å søke praksis i organisasjonen for å drive faglig arbeid i et spennende fagmiljø om Afrika. 

Ved en rekke mastergradstudier er det anledning til å velge et praktikant-emne som del av utdanningen. Studenter tilknyttet denne typen mastergrader er velkomne til å tilbringe mellom 4 og 12 uker ved Fellesrådets kontor i Oslo for å jobbe i organisasjonen med faglige spørsmål.

Stillingen er ikke lønnet utover de studiepoengene man får. De fleste i denne situasjonen vil imidlertid ha rett til støtte fra Lånekassen.

Afrika Nå: Slavery in our time

A report published by the International Labour Organization and International Organization for Migration last year estimated that more than 40 million people are living in slavery. Probably the number is higher. And the situation in African countries is the most serious. What does slavery in our time entail and which structures in the international society allow this to continue?

The whole world has been witnessing how African migrants have been sold as slaves in Libya, where slave trade moves hand in hand with human trafficking. According to the UN, the situation for the migrants has worsened after the alliance between the EU and the Libyan coast guard. 

Capital flight from Africa - the #1 challenge to development?

Book launch and debate with leading international experts on tax and development! 

It is estimated that African countries, relative to the size of their economies, lose more in corporate tax evasion than countries anywhere else in the world. What is the role of taxation in creating development in Africa? Is stopping illicit financial flows a silver bullet to increase the financing for development? Or are we putting too little emphasis on domestic challenges of building national institutions for taxation? 

The book Lifiting the veil of secrecy – Perspectives on International Taxation and Capital Flight from Africa will be available at the seminar. 

Afrika Nå: Ethiopia - emergency or opportunity?

Is it okay for Norwegian companies to invest in a country where human rights are violated? Could investment lead to further development and democratization? And is Ethiopia at a political crossroad, or will it just be more of the same? 

The Norwegian Council for Africa invites you all to a heated and constructive debate about these issues in an event inspired by the Oxford-style debate. Here the format features a sharply framed question that is proposed by one side and opposed by another.