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Nigeria

Interview mit Samantha Hargreaves, 13. April 2016

Erzähl uns doch von eurer Arbeit – was ist WoMin, wann habt ihr euch gegründet und wer ist in eurem Netzwerk aktiv? Was sind die kritischen Themen, mit denen ihr euch beschäftigt?

Samantha: WoMin startete im Oktober 2013. Wir arbeiten mit ungefähr 50 verbündeten Organisationen in vierzehn Ländern in Süd-, Ost- und Westafrika zusammen. Die meisten Partnerorganisationen arbeiten zu Fragen von Landrechten, Naturressourcen, extraktiven Industrien, Umwelt- und Klimagerechtigkeit und Frauenrechten. Unsere Arbeit mit den Frauenrechtsorganisationen ist im Allgemeinen oft von Schwierigkeiten gezeichnet, da viele eher „klassische“ Geschlechterthemen wie Gewalt gegen Frauen, die (Aus-)bildung von Frauen und Mädchen und Gesundheitsfragen arbeiten. Nur eine kleine Zahl an Organisationen arbeitet im Bereich „Umwelt, Landrechte und anderer ökonomischer Gerechtigkeitsfragen“.

WoMin Southern African women and coal exchange. Photo: Heidi AugestadWoMin Southern African women and coal exchange. Photo: Heidi Augestad

Oil uprising: Two decades after Ken Saro-Wiwa’s death, the Ogoni struggle is reigniting

Patrick Kane of War on Want and Sarah Shoraka of Platform report from the Niger Delta on the Ogoni people’s struggle against Shell and the wider mobilisation in Nigeria towards 2015 as a ‘year of change’.

War Resisters’ International Statement on the Murder of Nigeria’s Chidi Nwosu

We, members of War Resisters’ International (WRI), express our profound horror and deep sadness at the torture and murder of Nigerian pacifist, Chidi Nwosu, founder and president of the Human Rights, Justice and Peace Foundation, affiliate member of WRI. Nwosu, a lifetime human rights activist and promoter of nonviolent social change, was brutally assassinated in his home on December 29th, 2010.

WRI, a pacifist network with 90 affiliates in 40 countries, recognizes that this is the first time in its 90-year history that the founder and president of an affiliate member has been murdered.

French nuclear power fed by uranium from Niger

Niger exports enough uranium to France to generate 80 per cent of the latter’s electricity supply, writes Khadija Sharife. But ordinary Nigeriens reap little benefit from France’s control of their country’s uranium resources, with over three-fifths of the population living below the poverty line and reports of radioactive contamination of water, air and soil by multinational mining operations.

Afrikanische Samen für neue Hoffnung und Gewaltfreiheit

Dem Aufruf des ersten Präsidenten von Zambias, Dr. Kenneth David Kaunda, folgend “unsere Bemühungen für Gerechtigkeit und für einen wahrhaftigen Humanismus in Afrika zu verdoppeln”, bestätigen wir beide als Verleger und Autoren von Seeds of New Hope: Pan African Peace Studies for the 21st Century (2009) und derzeit in Arbeit: Seeds Bearing Fruit: Pan African Peace Action, das große Potential der Menschen in Afrika.

Nigeria

04/08/1998

1 Conscription

conscription does not exist

Nigeria has no military conscription and has never had since achieving independence. [5] [1]

There is, however, another form of conscription for all university graduates. They are required to perform a 12-months' civilian service, working outside their state of origin in community projects, social programmes, public health, agriculture and sports. This service has no link with the armed forces. [4]

recruitment

Recruitment into the professional armed forces is on a voluntary basis.

Nigeria: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

The Prisoners for Peace honour roll cannot include all the nonviolent social activists imprisoned in the pursuit of peace, freedom, and justice. Every year, however, WRI highlights one such struggle-this year, the focus is on nonviolent civil resistance to military rule in Nigeria.

By DOMINIQUE SAILLARD

When news of the hanging of Ken Saro-Wiwa and eight other Ogoni activists spread to the world's press on Saturday 11 November, almost everybody shook their head in disbelief.

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