Happy Independence Day Ghana!

On 6th March 1957, Ghana celebrated becoming the first independent African republic under the leadership of Kwame Nkrumah. On this day we also remember Theodosia Salome Okoh (designer of the national flag), Rebecca Naa Dedei Aryeetey (feminist activist and organiser who supported Nkrumah's campaigns) Susanna Al-Hassan (first woman MP from the then Northern territories) Mabel... Continue Reading →

A Tribute to the late Karima Brown, 1967-2021

By Karima Brown At a debate on the media organised by the Institute for African Alternatives (IFAA), veteran journalist Karima Brown, who sadly passed away on Thursday, 4 March 2021, warned that we have a media environment that is no longer trusted by the public; that social media has created a crisis because citizens can... Continue Reading →

IFAA pays tribute to Prof. Daniel Plaatjies

The Institute for African Alternatives (IFAA) deeply regrets the sudden passing of our former Board Member, Daniel Plaatjieson 10 October 2020. Professor Plaatjies served on the IFAA  board from 2014 to 2018 for many years, since 2014. At that time, under the directorship of the late Professor Ben Turok, he provided guidance and a sound... Continue Reading →

IFAA Executive Director position

The Insititute for African Alternatives is seeking to appoint a new Executive Director:     JOB DESCRIPTION EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR     GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES: 1)  Board Governance:  Works with board in order to fulfil the organization mission.  Responsible for leading IFAA in a manner that supports and guides the organization’s mission as defined by the Board of Directors. Responsible... Continue Reading →

The Zimbabwe Crisis: An IFAA Forum

After protests in November 2017 saw the end of Robert Mugabe’s rule with the intervention of the military, there was a rise of optimism of the future for Zimbabwe. Emmerson Mangagwa on his inauguration promised ‘radical economic reforms’. In spite of this, the economic crisis has continued to deepen with hyperinflation and worsening food insecurity... Continue Reading →

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