Africa

Hike in food prices increases challenge to good nutrition, better life – CAPPA

Hike in food prices increases challenge to good nutrition, better life – CAPPA

The Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa, CAPPA, Monday declared that the recent hike in food prices has increased the challenge of access to good nutrition and better life, saying that there is the need to ensure food safety for what is available and affordable. The Executive Director of CAPPA, Akinbode Oluwafemi, who stated this, while speaking with journalists in…

EndSARS – CAPPA Chronicles Lekki Shootings, Launches Book, Documentary

EndSARS – CAPPA Chronicles Lekki Shootings, Launches Book, Documentary

Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa, CAPPA, has launched a book and documentary which capture the #EndSARS movement that culminated in the October 20, 2020 Lekki Tollgate shootings. Titled: “Lies and the Hail of Bullets”, the book is a compilation of narratives of the Lekki Tollgate shootings by survivors while the documentary captures the youths’ revolution against the excesses of…

Nigerian govt elevating #EndSARS protest to ‘undying movement’ – Group

Nigerian govt elevating #EndSARS protest to ‘undying movement’ – Group

“Believing that you can suppress and cow this generation to submission will never work. The government cannot rule a digital generation using analog manual, no matter how they try, they will fail.” A non-profit organisation, Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA), has said the “increasing intolerance” of the Nigerian government towards the call by youth for an end to…

ENDSARS: CAPPA launches ‘Lies and the Hail of Bullets’

ENDSARS: CAPPA launches ‘Lies and the Hail of Bullets’

CAPPA’s Executive Director, Akinbode Oluwafemi(right); a survivor, Dabira Oluwa(2nd right) and other survivors at the presentation of the book on Thursday. The Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa, CAPPA, has published a book, “Lies and the Hail of Bullets”, which chronicles the #Endsars movement that culminated in the October 20, 2020 Lekki Tollgate shootings. The book, mainly a compilation of…

African activists resist corporate privatisation of water as World Bank meets

African activists resist corporate privatisation of water as World Bank meets

Civil society and labour activists on the platform of Our Water Our Right Africa Coalition have charged African governments to reject all models of water privatisation and demand the return of water systems seized by private corporations to people through public funding and equitable management. The coalition made the demand at an international media briefing held virtually with select journalists in…

Africa water activists seek resistance to corporate privatisation of water as World Bank meets

Africa water activists seek resistance to corporate privatisation of water as World Bank meets

Africa water activists seek resistance to corporate privatisation of water as World Bank meets Civil society and labour activists on the platform of the Our Water Our Right Africa Coalition have called on African governments to reject water privatisation and demand the return of water systems seized by private corporations back to the hands of the African people to be publicly funded…

Women storm Alausa, petition Sanwo-Olu over water privatisation

Women storm Alausa, petition Sanwo-Olu over water privatisation

Women activists and labour unionists stormed the seat of Lagos state government, Alausa, Ikeja, on Thursday, seeking audience with Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, with a petition that privatisation of water was evil and constitute gender-based violence against women. The women, who banded together on the platform of Our Water Our Right Coalition, converged at the gate of Shoprite, from where they…