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 →

Kudos to our Senior Researcher Hibist Kassa

IFAA would like to congratulate our senior researcher, Dr Hibist Kassa, on the publication of her chapter ‘The Crisis of Social Reproduction in Petty Commodity Production and Large-scale Mining: A Southern Perspective on Gender Inequality’ in the new collection Inequality Studies from the Global South, Routledge (2020). For more information go to https://witspress.co.za/catalogue/inequality-studies-from-the-global-south/ orhttps://www.routledge.com/Inequality-Studies-from-the-Global-South/Francis-Valodia-Webster/p/book/9780367235680.

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 →

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