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On 5 December, ESCR-Net sent a letter to Jacob Zuma, President of South Africa, to express the Network’s collective concern following the murder of Sibonelo Patrick Mpeku. Mr. Mpeku, 32 years old, was a leader of ESCR-Net member Abahlali baseMjondolo, social movement of shack-dwellers living in South Africa’s informal settlements. In Abahlali he served as chairperson for the Sisonke Village branch and the KwaZulu/Natal Provincial Council. Mpeku was reportedly killed around 11:00...
Date published: 12-05-2017

For over thirty years, Habitat International Coalition (HIC) has focused on the link between human habitat, human rights, and dignity, together with people’s demands, capabilities, and aspirations for freedom and solidarity. HIC has been committed to be involved in the creation of a theoretical and practical framework for the right to the city. This first edition of Cities for All: Proposals and Experiences towards the Right to the City was first published in 2010 in English,...

Date published: 04-11-2011
HIC GS has been informed on April 6th that Pauline Yao Affoué, our friend and HIC member (Femmes Côte d'Ivooire Expériences) has been expulsed from her house, all her goods have been stolen or destroyed and that she had to runnaway and kept hidden, taking refuge with her family and neighbors in another sector. Nothing can be done currently, only call her cellphone to provide solidarity and support.      Hereunder an article giving the background of...

Date published: 04-07-2011
  February 5th, 9:00am to 6:30pm 1.     Welcome HIC President Davinder Lamba and Khady Diagne from Enda-Rup (Dakar) welcomed the General Assembly and expressed the Coalition’s solidarity with the people’s struggles in Tunisia and Egypt, as well as with human rights militants who have been imprisoned. 2.     Verification of quorum Thirty-five people attended the General Assembly (GA) meeting, including participants from seven countries in the Francophone Africa...

Date published: 04-07-2011
Gorée Island is located in front of Dakar and is famous for being the Atlantic slave trade island from where slaves were processed or transported

Date published: 04-06-2011
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