AfriqUPrising | Böll.Spotlight
In this podcast we look at political protest movements in Africa. And we examine the question: how does the international public treat these movements. Do African protest movements need our attention?
In the past year alone there have been massive protests in Ethiopia, Zimbabwe, South Africa, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and many other countries. However diverse the causes of these protests are, they testify to a deep gap between state policies and the needs of the African populations.
Although there has repeatedly been talk in the media about economic booms and “Africa rising,” at the same time democracy has been dismantled everywhere on the continent. Constitutions are being undermined, parliaments are acting as henchmen for corrupt presidents, and human rights are being massively restricted.