Policy Centre for African Peoples

The platform for African engagement

Mandela Day in Parliament -18th July 2017, 6.15pm -8.30pm

 

We cordially invite you to come and celebrate MANDELA DAY in Parliament by attending the public presentation of:

    

LEAD4HOPE

A project that aims to promote the social engagement of young people in the UK

 

Chair: Rehman Chishti MP –Member of Parliament for Gillingham and Rainham

 

Speakers:

  • Sylvie Aboa-Bradwell –Founder and Executive Director, Policy Centre for African Peoples;
  • James Adeleke –Managing Director and Founder, Generation Success;
  • Susan Hyon Parker –University of Oxford and Carnegie Mellon Open Learning Initiative;
  • Debbie Ariyo OBE –Founder and Executive Director, Africans Unite Against Child Abuse.

 

Date: Tuesday, 18th July (Mandela Day) 2017

Time: 6.15 pm – 8.30 pm (please arrive 25 MINUTES EARLY to get through security at Portcullis House)

Venue: Attlee Suite, Portcullis House, Bridge Street, Westminster, London SW1A 2LW

 

Entry: Free and open to all but REGISTRATION IS MANDATORY

Registration: to register, please e-mail info@policycap.org or call 01634 5736 19

 

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SOAS African Development Forum

The 2017 forum takes place on 18th March, 2017 at the Khalili Lecture Theatre (KLT) at SOAS, University of London. Book your free ticket here.

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African Diaspora Views on Ghana -10th March 2017

The PCAP Director, Ms Sylvie Aboa-Bradwell, participated in a recent TV debate discussing the social, political and economic situation of Ghana 60 years after its independence. 

The debate was chaired by the journalist Amina Taylor, Ms Aboa-Bradwell’s co-debater was the Ghanaian journalist Jon Offei-Ansah.

Watch the Debate.

PCAP Discusses African Leadership on TV5 Monde

The PCAP Director, Ms Sylvie Aboa-Bradwell, was the guest of TV5 Monde programme ‘Et Si Vous Me Disiez Toute la Verite’ in Paris on 15th October 2016.

The Africa Director of TV5 Monde, Ms Denise Epote, interviewed the PCAP Director about leadership in Africa in general, and in Central Africa in particular.

Watch the Interview.

 

PCAP Director Sylvie Aboa-Bradwell at TV Debate on Gabon

The PCAP Director, Ms Sylvie Aboa-Bradwell, participated in a TV debate discussing the leadership and political crisis in Gabon on 3rd September 2016.

The debate was chaired by the journalist Amina Taylor, Ms Aboa-Bradwell’s co-debater was the pan-African analyst Explo Nani-Koffi.

Watch the Debate.

 

The Policy Centre for African Peoples cordially invites you to its

3rd African Diaspora Summer Festival

The event will include:

  • A screening of the movie ‘Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom’ – a film based on Nelson Mandela’s autobiography and starring Idriss Elba
  • Performances by the wonderful dancer, actor and storyteller Usifu Jalloh
  • A debate on the topic ‘Promoting the Social Engagement of African Diaspora Youths’

Debaters:

  • Dr Christopher Fomunyoh, Africa Regional Director, National Democratic Institute
  • Sylvie Aboa-Bradwell, Founder, Policy Centre for African Peoples & Medzan Training

Chair: Henry Bonsu, Journalist and Broadcaster

Date and Time: Friday 22nd July 2016, 5pm -9pm

Venue: Amnesty International Human Rights Action Centre, 17-25 New Inn Yard, London EC2A 3EA (nearest underground: Old Street)

 

Registration (free and open to all): info[AT]policycap.org / 01634 5736 19

 

PCAP at Discussion on South Africa on 29th June 2016 

The PCAP Director, Ms Sylvie Aboa-Bradwell, recently participated in a TV debate discussing South African youth, education and the 40th anniversary of the Soweto uprising.

The debate was chaired by the South African-born journalist Vuyiswa Nggobongwana, Ms Aboa-Bradwell’s co-debater was the South African analyst Xolani Xala.

Watch the Debate.

 

 

AFRICAN DIASPORA NEW YEAR LECTURE- 21st January 2016, 5.30pm- 8pm, University College London

The Policy Centre for African Peoples and University College London cordially invite you to

The 3rd African Diaspora New Year Lecture: ‘Highlighting the Positive Contribution of the African Diaspora’

Thursday 21st January 2016, 5.30pm – 8pm, London

Chair:

Henry Bonsu –Broadcaster and Conference Host

SPEAKERS:

  • Eric Chinje -CEO, African Media Initiative (TBC)
  • Sylvie Aboa-Bradwell -Founder and Director, Policy Centre for African Peoples

Keynote Lecture:

Sorious Samura –Multi-award-winning Journalist and Filmmaker of international renown

 

Venue: University College London, Room LG04, 26 Bedford Way, London, WC1H 0AP (entrance is at the north end of the street near the Tavistock Hotel; nearest undergrounds: Euston or Russell Square)

 

PITCHING AFRICA TO YOUNG PEOPLE – 30 JUNE 2015, 7.30pm -9.30pm, Brunei Lecture Theatre, SOAS, University of London

This is an event that aims to help young members of the African Diaspora and other young people develop a positive outlook on Africa.

The event will enable young African Diaspora members and other youths to:

– Discover African entrepreneurs and leaders who have achieved success 

– Learn how they can use African culture as inspiration to achieve their goals

– Become interns at companies and organisations led by Africans and African Diaspora members

 

Speakers:

  • Ben Oguntala CEO, DevelopingAfrica
  • Sylvie Aboa-Bradwell –Director, Policy Centre for African Peoples & CEO, Medzan Training
  • Justine Lutterodt -Co-Founder, Africa Women’s Circle

Chair: Henry Bonsu -Broadcaster and Conference Host

Date and Time: Tuesday, 30 June 2015, 7.30pm -9.30pm

Venue: Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, SOAS, University of London, WC1H 0XG

Registration: Free -Email info[@]policycap.org 

 

Entry: Free and Open to All

Question Time in Medway 17th April 2015, 6pm

You are cordially invited to

MEDWAY QUESTION TIME

A debate with parliamentary candidates in the Medway towns

Chair: Afua Hirsch –Social Affairs Editor at Sky News

Panellists:

  • Paul Clark –Former Government Minister, Labour Party Parliamentary Candidate for Gillingham and Rainham;
  • Kelly Tolhurst –Conservative Party Parliamentary Candidate for Rochester and Strood;
  • Rehman Chishti –MP and Conservative Party Parliamentary Candidate for Gillingham and Rainham;
  • Clive Gregory –Medway Greens Co-ordinator, Green Party Parliamentary Candidate for Rochester and Strood;
  • Tristan Osborne –Labour party Parliamentary Candidate for Chatham and Aylesford, Councillor for Luton and Wayfield.

Special Guest: Her Royal Highness Betty Makoni –CNN Hero and Founder of Girl Child Network Worldwide

Date of the Debate: Friday, 17th April 2015

Time: 6.00 pm – 8.30 pm (doors will open at 6 pm so that the event may start at 6.30 pm PROMPT)

Venue: Sunlight Centre, 105 Richmond Road, Gillingham, Kent, ME7 1LX

Entry: Free and open to all –Free soft drinks and light refreshments will be served

Registration: to register, please e-mail info[@]policycap.org

 

Grassroot Diplomat Initiative Awards

It is with great excitement that we announce the 3rd Annual Diplomat Initiative Awards, due to take place on Thursday, 5th March 2015, 6.30 pm at the May Fair Hotel in Central London.

We are thrilled that the PCAP Director, Ms Sylvie Aboa-Bradwell is one of the Judges of the 2015 Grassroot Diplomat Initiative Award, the only award of its kind that recognises the achievements of diplomats and politicians who represent civilian interests. This unique and intimate event is a fantastic networking opportunity to meet, dine, and converse with top government officials at the top of their careers.

Further information about the 3rd Annual Diplomat Initiative Awards is available on the website of Grassroot Diplomat.

 

 

The Policy Centre for African Peoples cordially invites you to its

2nd African Diaspora Summer Festival

The event will include:

  • A screening of the documentary ‘We Face Forward: The Ecobank Story’ – This business documentary (Africa Channel, 2012) follows the story of how the Ecobank founders’ dream of economic integration in West Africa is now a reality and has spread across the continent to over 30 nations
  • Performance by the band Africa Jambo
  • A debate on the topic ‘Doing Business in Africa with a Pan-African Outlook’

Debaters:

  • Caleb Tamfu, Managing Director, Andron Engineering Ltd & Country Director, Africa 2.0
  • Sylvie Aboa-Bradwell, Founder, Policy Centre for African Peoples & CEO, Medzan Lifestyle Ltd
  • Theo Omambala, Ex Top Model & Creative Director Founder, TVLHC

 

Chair: Henry Bonsu, International Broadcaster

 

Date and Time: Thursday 31st July 2014, 5pm -9pm

Venue: Room A130, City University, Northampton Square

London EC1V 0HB (nearest underground station: Angel)

 

Registration (free and open to all): info[AT]policycap.org / 01634 5736 19

 

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The Policy Centre for African Peoples cordially invites you to

 

The 2nd African Diaspora New Year Lecture

“Responsible Entrepreneurship as Catalyst for Positive Change in Africa”

 

When: Friday 28th March 2014, 6pm -9pm

Where: Room V211 (2nd floor), SOAS, Vernon Square Campus, Penton Rise (off Pentonville Road) London, WC1X 9EW (nearest underground: Kings’ Cross St. Pancras)

 

Keynote Speaker: Tonye Princewill, a Prince of the Niger Delta, Entrepreneur and Politician

 

OTHER SPEAKERS:

  • Sylvie Aboa-Bradwell – Founder, Policy Centre for African Peoples and CEO, Medzan Lifestyle Ltd

  • George Sibotshiwe – CEO, African Democratic Institute

  • Alain Mbe -Entrepreneur and Conservative Councillor Candidate for Newham

 

Chair: Henry Bonsu – Journalist and Director, Colourful Radio

Registration is free but mandatory– Please e-mail info@policycap.org or call (+44) (0) 1634 5736 19 or register via the link http://policycentreforafricanpeopleslecture.eventbrite.co.uk/?s=22444545

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AFRICAN DIASPORA SUMMER FESTIVAL -2ND AUGUST 2013, 5PM -10PM Amnesty International Human Rights Action Centre, London EC2A 3EA

 

The Policy Centre for African Peoples cordially invites you to

The 1st African Diaspora Summer Festival

When: Friday 2nd August 2013, 5pm -10pm

Where: Amnesty International Human Rights Action Centre, 17-25 New Inn Yard, London EC2A 3EA (nearest underground: Old Street)

 

The Festival Will Feature:

  • A screening of the multi-award winning documentary Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai
  • An exquisite 3-course dinner by renowned African caterers Maestro Bar Restaurant
  • Uplifting performances by the wonderful dancer, actor and story teller Usifu Jalloh
  • A debate on the topic “The Vision of the African Diaspora for Africa in the 21st Century”

 

Debaters:

  • Rolake Akinkugbe – Head of Energy Research at Ecobank
  • Sylvie Aboa-Bradwell – Founder and Director, African Peoples Advocacy
  • Washington Kapapiro – Chairman, Association for African Owned Enterprises

 

SPECIAL DEBATEROba Nsugbe QC, Head of Chambers, Pump Court Chambers

MC: HENRY BONSU – Journalist and Director, Colourful Radio

 

SPECIAL GUEST OF HONOURHRH Queen Naa Tsotsoo Soyoo I of Ghana

Tickets: £75 Early Bird: £50 Offer ends on 20th July

Group Tickets: £40 per person (2 people or more)

Tickets http://africandiasporasummerfestival.eventbrite.co.uk (payment by credit or debit card)

Enquiries and payment by cheque or bank transfer: Please e-mail info@apadvocacy.org or call (+44) (0) 1634 5736 19

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PITCHING AFRICA IN THE CITY – 23rd APRIL 2013, 5.30pm -9.30pm, Cass Business School, London, EC1Y 8TZ

This is a briefing on business opportunities in Africa, and new ideas for Africa’s development from the Africa Diaspora, that the Policy Centre for African Peoples is organising in collaboration with Developed Africa.com

The event is designed to bring together:

– The City (interested in investing in Africa)

– Business facilitators in Africa (Chambers of commerce and trade missions)

– International suppliers with products and services that can resolve development opportunities in Africa

– IGOs and NGOs operating in Africa

– Investment organisations with interest in Africa

Exhibitors

– Key exhibitors will be able to display their products and demonstrate how they address development opportunities in Africa.

Speakers:

  • Bandi Mbubi -TEDxExeter 2012 Speaker
  • Ben Oguntala CEO, Developed Africa.com
  • Sylvie Aboa-Bradwell –CEO, Policy Centre for African Peoples
  • Justine Lutterodt -Co-Founder, Africa Women’s Circle

Chair: Henry Bonsu Journalist and Director, Colourful Radio

Date and Time: Tuesday, 23rd April 2013, 5.30pm -9.30pm

Venue: Auditorium, Cass Business School, 106 Bunhill Row, London EC1Y 8TZ

Registration: http://pitchingafricainthecity.eventbrite.co.uk

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Enquiries: e-mail info[@]apadvocacy.org

 

AFRICAN DIASPORA NEW YEAR LECTURE- 23rd January 2013, 6.30pm- 9pm, University College London

The Policy Centre for African Peoples, Women4Africa and University College London cordially invite you to

The 1st African Diaspora New Year Lecture: ‘The Inspiring Power of Africa’

Wednesday 23rd January 2013, 6.30pm – 9pm, London

Chair:

Eric Chinje –Director for Strategic Communications, Mo Ibrahim Foundation

SPEAKERS:

  • Sam Onigbanjo –Entrepreneur, Business Consultant and CEO, Women4Africa
  • Samara Hammond -CEO, AMREF UK

Keynote Lecture:

Chantal Aboa –Writer, Pan-African Activist and Founder, Policy Centre for African Peoples

Special Guest of Honour:

Sorious Samura -Multi-award-winning Journalist and Filmmaker of international renown

Venue: University College London, Room LG04, 26 Bedford Way, London, WC1H 0AP (entrance is at the north end of the street near the Tavistock Hotel; nearest undergrounds: Euston or Russell Square)

Date: Wednesday, 23rd January 2013

Time: 6.30pm – 9pm (registration begins at 6.30pm so that the event can start at 7pm PROMPT)

Entry: Free and Open to All

However, you are actively encouraged to purchase signed copies of the recent children’s novel of Chantal Aboa, Bala in the Mali Kingdom, which will be available on the day at the special New Year discount price of £7.99 (down from £9.99) –African Peoples Advocacy is raising funds through sales of this book

RSVP and Enquiries: Please e-mail info@apadvocacy.org or call (+44) (0) 1634 5736 19

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SPECIAL CHRISTMAS LECTURE -19th December 2012, 6.30pm -9pm, SOAS, London

The Policy Centre for African Peoples cordially invites you to its special Christmas lecture

Pitching Africa: The Untapped Market Potential of African History and Culture

Discussants:

Washington Kapapiro –Chair, Association for African Owned Enterprises

Earnest Ekokobe –CEO, Deo Gratias Ltd

Keynote Lecture by:

Chantal Aboa –Writer, Human Rights Activist and Director, Policy Centre for African Peoples

Moderator:

Dr Seraphin Kamdem –Lecturer, Department of African Languages and Cultures, SOAS

Venue: Khalili Lecture Theatre, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, School of Oriental and African Studies, London, WC1H 0XG

Date: Wednesday, 19th December 2012

Time: 6.30pm – 9pm (registration begins at 6.30 so that the event can start at 7pm PROMPT)

Entry: Free and Open to All

However, you are actively encouraged to purchase signed copies of the recent children’s novel of Chantal Aboa, Bala in the Mali Kingdom, which will be available on the day at the special Christmas discount price of £7.99 (down from £9.99) –the Policy Centre for African Peoples is raising funds through sales of this book

RSVP and Enquiries: Please e-mail info@apadvocacy.org or call (+44) (0) 1634 5736 19

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Telling the Real Story about Global Migration: What Role for Migrant Voices? -SOAS, 9th October 2012

PCAP is proud to be represented by its Director, Ms Sylvie Aboa-Bradwell, at the conference the International Organization for Migration and Migrants Rights Network will be hosting jointly at the School of Oriental and African Studies based on the IOM World Migration Report 2011. The theme of the event will be: “Telling the real story about global migration:What role for migrant voices?” The event will take place at SOAS on 9th October 2012.

SPEAKERS:

– Don Flynn, Director, Migrants Rights Network (Chair)

– Ambassador Laura Thompson, Deputy Director General, International Organisation for Migration

– Sylvie Aboa-Bradwell, Executive Director, Policy Centre for African Peoples

– Hein de Hass, International Migration Institute, Oxford University (TBC)

Further details will be published in due course. For registration and further information, please kindly call 020 7336 9424 or or contact info@migrantsrights.org.uk

Welcome Reception for African Olympic Teams in Medway -9th July 2012

The Policy Centre for African Peoples (PCAP) is delighted to have collaborated with Medway Council to organise a Welcome Reception for the Olympic teams of several African countries (Democratic Republic of Congo, Chad, Congo etc) training in Medway for the 2012 Olympics.

This reception, held on 9th July 2012, provided an excellent opportunity for local Medway people to mingle with African athletes, promote greater knowledge of African culture, and foster good relationships between African and other communities.

Pitching Africa in London- 27th February 2012, 6pm -8pm, Indian YMCA, 41 Fitzroy St, London W1T 6AQ

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The Policy Centre for African Peoples and the British African Business Alliance cordially invite you to the event:

Pitching Africa in London: Business Opportunities in Africa
Speakers:

  • H.E. Mr Abhimanu Kundasamy – Mauritius High Commissioner to the UK
  • H.E. Mr Carlos dos Santos –Mozambique High Commissioner to the UK
  • Mr David Smith – Chairman, British African Business Alliance
  • Ms Sylvie Aboa-Bradwell –Executive Director, Pitching Africa Documentary Project

Chair:
Henry Bonsu –Journalist, Director and Co-Founder, Colourful Radio
The event will also include:

  • A screening of Pitching Africa Documentary’s promotional video
  • A performance by the Model, Actor and Singer Julian Sandi – Pitching Africa Documentary Participant

Venue: Indian YMCA, 41 Fitzroy St, London W1T 6AQ
Date: Monday, 27th February 2012
Time: 6pm – 8pm
RSVP and Enquiries: Please e-mail info@apadvocacy.org or call (+44) (0) 1634 5736 19
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APA Annual General Meeting
Date: Saturday, 17th December 2011, 1-3 pm
Venue: Royal London House, 22-25 Finsbury Square, London EC2A 1DX.
Agenda: The event will include presentation and discussion of the annual reports and accounts of APA, appointment and presentation of new APA Trustees, and a keynote address by the APA Director, Ms Sylvie Aboa-Bradwell. Refreshments will be serve.
Contact: info[at]apadvocacy.org for registration.

Pitching Africa: bringing together African artists, entrepreneurs and leaders with philanthropists and investors
High profile event organised in London on 30th November 2011 by African Peoples Advocacy in collaboration with the Association for African Owned Enterprises and the Centre of African Studies.
The event will include:

  • Screening of the promotional video of African Peoples Advocacy’s Pitching Africa Documentary
  • Showcasing of the paintings of the talented Painter and Sculptor Mbeng Pouka, participant in the Pitching Africa documentary.

Speakers:

  • Washington Kapapiro- Chair, Association for African Owned Enterprises
  • Sylvie Aboa-Bradwell- Executive Director, African Peoples Advocacy
  • Mbeng Pouka- Painter, Sculptor and Pitching Africa Participant
  • Colin Izod– Filmmaker, BAFTA Award Winner, Director of Pitching Africa
  • Vijay Mehta– Founding Trustee, Fortune Forum

Chair:
Henry Bonsu- Journalist, Director and Co-Founder, Colourful Radio
Special Guest: Her Highness Princess Nauf Bendar Al Saud
For more details, sponsorship and other enquiries: please e-mail Sylvie at sbradwell@apadvocacy.org or call on (+44) (0) 1634 5736 19

Event is strictly by invitation only.

Book Launch: Everyday Heroes, by Frances Williams
African Peoples Advocacy, ReConnect Africa and the Centre of African Studies were delighted to host the launch of Everyday Heroes on Monday 7th November 2011 at the School of Oriental and African Studies.
This book, by Frances Mensah Williams, is a collection of interviews with sixteen professionals from different careers including law, accountancy, music, publishing, medicine, banking and architecture. In a practical, easy to-read format, the ‘everyday heroes’ talk about what it takes to succeed in their careers, their own influences and the life lessons they have learned along the way.
The event, chaired by Sylvie Aboa-Bradwell, Writer and Executive Director of African Peoples Advocacy, was a huge success.

Making a Difference: African Women in Business Conference 2011
The Association for African Owned Enterprises is organising this inaugural, high level conference in the UK to inspire and motivate through testimonies of successful African women in their fields.
Friday, 29th July 2011, 12pm -8pm
School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), Thornhaugh Street, Russel Square, London WC1H 0XG

Speakers to include:

  • Caroline Marsh, Leading Property Investor and Star of Channel 4’s Secret Millionnaire
  • Margaret Sentamu, President of Mildmay International
  • Sylvie Aboa-Bradwell, Writer and Executive Director of African Peoples Advocacy
  • Griselda Tobogo, Business Consultant & Small Business Expert

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Launch of Patchwork by Ellen Banda-Aaku
African Peoples Advocacy and the Centre of African Studies are honoured and delighted to invite you to the launch of Patchwork. This novel, by the talented Zambian writer Ellen Banda-Aaku, won the 2010 Penguin Prize for African Writing, and contains a hugely inspirational message from the iconic Nigerian author Chinua Achebe.
Wednesday, 27th July 2011, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Khalili Lecture Theatre, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), Thornhaugh Street, Russel Square, London WC1H 0XG
Ellen Banda-Aaku, in conversation with Dr. Mpalive Msiska (Reader in English and Humanities, Birkbeck College)
Chair: Sylvie Aboa-Bradwell (Writer and Executive Director, African Peoples Advocacy)
The event will be followed by a reception and book-signing session (copies of the book will be available for purchase at £12).
The event is free and all are welcome. Please RSVP by e-mailing Angelica at ab17@soas.ac.uk
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AFRICA DAY ROUNDTABLE
Briefing of a selected group of experts on African issues held by the APA director, Sylvie Aboa-Bradwell, on 24th May 2011.
This event is by invitation only.

SPECIAL AFRICA DAY BRIEFING
You are cordially invited to a public discussion of the APA April-May 2011 policy brief ‘The Demophile Deal for Africa: Blueprint for a new Western policy towards Africa’
Discussant: Sylvie Aboa-Bradwell, Director, African Peoples Advocacy
Respondent: Professor Stephen Chan, SOAS
Chair: Pauline Latham OBE MP, Member, International Development Committee.
Date: Monday, 23rd May 2011
Time: 17.30 -19.00 (please allow 20 minutes for security clearance)
Venue: Committee Room 19, House of Commons London SW1A 0AA, nearest underground: Westminster
Booking essential. Please E-mail Alex O’Donoghue to reserve your place odonoghuea@parliament.uk
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Launch of the anthology Somaliland: The Way forward
Speakers:

  • Dr. Jama Musse Jama, contributor to the anthology
  • Sylvie Aboa-Bradwell, contributor to the anthology
  • Dr. Abdishakur Sheik Jowhar, contributor to the anthology
  • Chair: Steve Kibble, International Election Observation Team

Date: 18th May 2011
Time: 17.30-18.30
Venue: Chatham House, 10 St James’s Square, London SW1Y 4LE
To register, send an e-mail to tamare@chathamhouse.org.uk stating your name and affiliation.

Submission of Evidence to the House of Lords EU Committee -27th April 2011
APA is thrilled to announce that the receipt of the evidence on a blueprint for a new Western policy towards Africa, submitted by the APA director, Sylvie Aboa-Bradwell, in April 2011, was acknowledged by the UK House of Lords EU Committee on 27th April 2011.
Thus, the ‘Demophile Deal for Africa: Blueprint for a new Western policy towards Africa’, the African Peoples Advocacy April-May 2011 policy brief, which was embargoed until this acknowledgement, is now available.

Success of Our Call for the Respect of the Democratic Will of the People of Cote d’Ivoire
We are delighted that after a long time leading the African Diaspora’s call for the respect of the democratic will of the people of Cote d’Ivoire, we were able to witness how Laurent Gbagbo was ousted from power in April 2011.
We are grateful to all the people who supported our call. We are determined to do everything we can to contribute to peace, reconciliation and economic recovery in Cote d’Ivoire.

Family Removals, 29th March 2011 @ South Bank University
Through an art exhibition and a series of short lectures, experts from the field of immigration and detention will bring awareness to the hidden realities that take place behind closed doors.
Speakers to include:

  • Emma Ginn, Medical Justice
  • The family of Jimmy Mubenga, who was killed in October 2010 while being deported to Angola
  • Dr. Frank Arnold, Medical Justice
  • Sylvie Aboa-Bradwell, Director of African Peoples Advocacy

When? Tuesday 29th March 2011, 5pm to 9pm
Where? A9 and A10 Keyworth Centre, Keyworth Building, London South Bank University, SE1 6NG.
Admission: Free
Celebrating African Women’s Work: Why We Organise and What We Have Done- 19th March 2011 @ 6PM

What? Conference organised by A Just African Movement 4 Unity (AJAMU) to celebrate International Women’s Day. This year’s theme recognises the hidden and silent contributions that Black/ African women have made to the struggle for women’s equality and the improvement of the lives of our people in the UK.

  • Martha Osamor, United Black Women’s Action Group and African Women in Europe Network
  • Julieta Joseph, Black Community Against Women’s Oppression
  • Michelle Charters, Founding Member, Liverpool Black Sisters, Chief Executive, Kuumba Imani Millennium Centre
  • Sylvie Aboa-Bradwell, Founder and Executive Director, African Peoples Advocacy

Tel: 07852 937 981 email: panafrica@which.netDonation: £3

More information: AJAMU Flyer

Elections and Democracy in Africa Debate – 20th January 2011, 6PM
You are cordially invited to the debate Elections and Democracy in Africa: Re-thinking the meaning of elections and democracy in the continent.
The panelists will include the APA director, Ms. Sylvie Aboa-Bradwell, Professor Stephen Chan, Mr. Patrick Smith (Editor of Africa Confidential and Africa Report), and Mr. Remi Okunlola (Lawyer & Executive Director SeaWolf Oilfields), and will be chaired by the Writer and Africa Today Presenter Vuyiswa Nggobongwana.

The event, hosted by the Africa Centre, will take place at 6PM on Thursday, 20th January 2011 at The Africa Centre, 38 King Street, London WC2E 8JT. 10th Nov 2010 -Afro-Beat Isolation: Networking Session
To celebrate the successful completion of our Afro-Beat Isolation project, we are organising a networking session on Wednesday, 10th November 2010, 2 PM to 4PM, at the Sunlight Centre, 105 Richmond Rd, Gillingham, ME7 1LX.

All are welcome. To register, please send an e-mail to info@apadvocacy.org

8th November 2010 Parliamentary Meeting You are cordially invited to the event, ‘Parliamentary Meeting on Detention Reform’, which will take place on Monday, 8th November 2010, 4 PM to 6PM, Grand Committee Room, House of Commons. The meeting will be chaired by Julian Hupper MP.

This is a meeting organised by the Association of Visitors to Immigration Detainees, Gatwick Detainee Welfare Group and London Detainee Support Group, with the support of APA and several other organisations.

To book your place, e-mail Eiri Ohtani at asylumrights@gmail.com