AJF:Newsletter[quarterly]"Africa NOW" No.105
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Africa NOW No.105
Issued on 30th June, 2016 by Africa Japan Forum (AJF)
Special Topic: From Anti-apartheid activism to engagements after democratizations
p.3 ePreface to the Interview with MINE Yoichif by MAKINO Kumiko
MAKINO wrote a brief note about the reason why Africa NOW decided to put the interview with MINE Yoichi as a part of the special feature of this issue. She stated that this feature is a sequel of the issue 102 featuring on Anti-apartheid movements mainly in Tokyo. In order to take into consideration the fact that then Anti-apartheid movements was a nation-wide movement, we decided to interview with MINE who played a prime role in Anti-apartheid movements in Kyoto.
pp.4-11 Interview with MINE Yoichi, eFrom Anti-apartheid activism to Africanist scholarship, My engagement in Southern Africah
MINE reminisced on his activities in the Anti-apartheid movements in 1980s and 1990s. With his base in Kyoto, he played active role not only in conveying the situation in Southern Africa by translating books and documents but also in participating in international conferences to introduce the Anti-apartheid movements in Japan to relevant audiences in the world.
pp.12-15 eThe drug abuse problem and the HIV/AIDS cast a shadow over township in South Africaf by KOYAMA Eriko
As the representative of Ngibalulekile, a NGO based in South Africa supporting people with HIV and AIDS orphans, KOYAMA explained the situation of young people suffering from the drug abuse problem and the HIV/AIDS where lack of healthy family care causes lots of children to be reduced to drug abuse.
pp.16-17 eOrganic farming in rural KwaZuku-Natal developments the potential of the local youthf by HIRABAYASHI Kaoru
As the South Africa representative of TAAA, HIRABAYASHI introduces their new activities, that is, teaching farming to students of the schools in South Africa TAAA is supporting. Inspired by the recent movement in Japan encouraging young people to live in rural areas, she wishes those young people learning farming under the new program to stay in their village engaging in organic framing.
pp9-11 gMemories of friends with disabilities in Africa" by KUSAKABE Mika
From 2006 to 2008, KUSAKABE spent days in Ghana, where she worked with people with disabilities (PWD) in an HIV awareness project as a volunteer at the Planned Parenthood Association. She made friends with many PWDs and learned that some of them hardly had opportunities of going out. Now, inspired by TODA's book, she writes about memories of friends with disabilities in Africa.
pp.18-19 eFindings from my stay in South Africa after ePost-Apartheidff by MUNEMURA Atsuko
MUNEMURA depicts how she felt and what she learned during her re-visit to South Africa. She first visited South African four years ago and stayed there for a month. Then she re-visited there last year. During her stay, she actively communicated with local people and derived encouragement from them.
pp.20-21 eIn Memory of Sam Moyo, Founder of AIAS (African Institute for Agrarian Studies)f by SUGA Kazuhito
SUGA wrote a memorial note for Mr. Sam Moyo who passed away in November of the year 2015. He stated that Mr. Moyo researched socio-economical impacts of the land reform project in Zimbabwe and authored several books including gLand and Agrarian Reform in Zimbabweh (CODESRIA, 2013)
pp.22-25 eWorld Heritage Mount Kilimanjaro, Influence of natural preservation on the livelihood of the peoplef by FUJISAWA Shunsuke
FUJISAWA, the founder of Tanzania Pole-Pole Club, explains the situation in Mt. Kilimanjaro and nearby National Park where the eFortress conversationf caused significant negative impacts on indigenous people. He also appeals for signatures on his organizationfs proposal to Tanzanian Government.
pp16-17 gMy challenges in organizing African Kids Club eventsh by NIYONJIMA Izumi
NIYONJIMA writes her journey to Uganda, Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo. She also writes the story of meeting her future husband in Rwanda, and her passion for learning about Rural Development.
pp.26-27 On the spot in Africa - NIGERIA eeOpen Sesamef - Establishing a traceable supply chain in Nigeriaf by FUJII Yasutora
FUJII, who experienced in working as a representative in Nigeria dealing with sesame, introduced the project itself as well as lots of findings regarding the quality management, fertilizers, distribution mechanism and the governmental supports of the sesame production.
pp.28-29 eListening to Vicente Adrian about ProSAVANA in Mozambiquef by MURATA Haruse
MURATA puts a report on the lecture of Vicent Adriano, Cooperation and Advocacy Officer of UNAC (União Nacional dos Camponeses de Moçambique - National Union of Small-scale Farmers of Mozambique), on the ProSAVANA titled gCould you clarify Mozambicanfs concerns on ProSAVANA?h at which Mr. Adriano explicated the negative impacts of ProSAVANA on local farmers.
pp.30-31 eExhibition of picture books: What do African picture books look like?f by MURATA Haruse
MURATA, the organizer of an exhibit of picture books titled gWhat does African picture books look like?h, explains the background of the event. She also touches upon the situation of publication industries in African countries where publication companies canft afford to publicize picture books for kids.
4th cover Postscript and Record of Activities ("Hitotsu no musubime toshite" in Japanese) from the secretariat of AJF to readers.
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