TrustAfrica, in collaboration with Justice and Reconciliation Project, Allamin Foundation, and Women’s Rights Advancement and Protection Alternative is organizing an exchange visit in Abuja, Nigeria from 21 to 25 January 2019 to explore issues in transitional justice in Africa and deepen the conversation relating to justice and reconciliation on the continent.
In her Opening Remarks at the ceremony, Brenda Peace Amito, Representative of Trust Africa reiterated the need to advance accountability for human rights violations in Africa.
Written by Bariton Cletus Lezabbey, Communications and Research Intern, Kiisi Trust Fund-TrustAfrica
It’s been over sixty years since oil was first discovered in Nigeria, approximately 25 years since oil operations were disrupted and halted in Ogoniland due to public unrest, and 24 years since human-rights activist Ken Saro-Wiwa and some of his Ogoni kinsmen were arrested, tried by a military tribunal and hanged by the Abacha regime on highly disputed allegations of complicity in the murder of four Ogoni chiefs. The oilfields and installations have since largely remained dormant, though major oil pipelines still cut cross Ogoniland and the environmental damage done to the land remains an issue of contention today. In a 15-year period from 1976 to 1991 there were reportedly 2,976 oil spills of about 2.1 million barrels of oil in Ogoniland, accounting for about 40% of the total oil spills of the Royal Dutch/Shell Company worldwide.
Ogoniland is made of up 6 kingdoms (Babbe, Gokana, Ken-Khana, NyoKhana, Eleme and Tai) and covers close to 1,000 square kilometers in Rivers state, Nigeria. Approximately 1 million people currently live in Ogoniland with close to 220 communities that extends across Khana, Gokana, Eleme and Tai local government areas.
TrustAfrica a le plaisir de vous annoncer l'admission dans WELLBEING Project de l’un des membres de son personnel, Monsieur Briggs Bomba.
Co-créé par des institutions régionales et mondiales qui œuvrent pour les changements sociaux, ce projet est une initiative commune aux organisations Ashoka, Easelen, l’Institut Fetzer, Impact Hub, la Fondation Skoll et Synegros. Il vise le développement personnel des dirigeants et leaders des droits humains et civiques.
TrustAfrica has co-organized the 1st ECOWAS People’s Agriculture Budget Summit The event, which was held in Abuja, Nigeria, on Wednesday, 12 December 2018, was organized in collaboration with the ECOWAS, ActionAid Global Secretariat, ActionAid Nigeria, Coalition of Non-State Actors on CAADP and the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources of Nigeria. TrustAfrica was represented at the meeting by M. Chinedu Nwagwu, Project Director. The overall discussion of the meeting was centered around highlighting the current situation of agriculture investment and expenditure within member states, its effect and impact and how best to increase the quantity and quality of agriculture budget for 2019/2020 fiscal year to benefit women and smallholder farmers in the ECOWAS region.
Madame Coumba Touré, présidente du Conseil d’Administration de TrustAfrica, coordonnatrice du mouvement Africans Rising pour la paix, la justice et la dignité était, ce dimanche 16 décembre 2018, l’invitée de Perspectives, l’émission hebdomadaire de Sud FM 98.5.
TrustAfrica is an Africa-wide grantmaking foundation that is dedicated to fostering democratic governance and equitable development and works principally through collaboration and partnership with like-minded institutions and donors. It is incorporated in the United States as a 501(c)(3) taxexempt organization and has a location agreement with the government of Senegal. It has program presence in several African countries, maintains partnerships with several of Africa’s leading institutions, and has built a formidable reputation as a strategic grantmaker and an effective convener.