An upcoming research organisation focusing on Social, Ecological, Political and Economic [in]Justice Issues in Afrika. We work and stand in solidarity in pursuit of equity with community members in mineral rich areas in the Global South environments.
Afrikayetu in KiSwahili means “Our Africa”. Afrikayetu is a blog committed to publish well researched yet critical information on natural/mineral resource exploitation practices in Africa. Mainstream media in a number of African countries keep at bay hard-hitting reporting. Especially, news related to trade relations and malpractices in the extractive/mining sector. Afrikayetu joins like-minded fearless writers and information gatherers and disseminators in making information, which would otherwise not see the light of the day, available to the public.
One of the prioritised goals is to collect information from communities by community members in Afrika’s mineral rich areas for publication and wider distribution. It is our desire to incorporate diverse information from communities in the mining areas within Africa and beyond. It is also in the interest of Afrikayetu to analyse and demystify different social, environmental, development and sustainability documents for its readers.
Mineral rich countries in Afrika as well as other countries in the global south face social, political, environmental and economic challenges. Participatory and collaborative efforts are therefore critical matter.
At Afrikayetu we are committed to initiate and actively participate in efforts that aim at standing for the well-being of our environments in Afrika and globally. Adopting research, participatory/collaborative self-determination to realise our Ubuntu and equity distribution of earth’s resources for the benefit of all.