Zambia`s Street Vendors protest for change
Zambia`s ruling Patriotic Front has declared street vending in the country`s central business districts as legal soon after street vendors staged a mini protest to demand the dismissal of certain government officials who wanted the vendors removed from their trading areas.
StreetNet mourns the loss of staff member
It is with sadness that StreetNet announces the passing of their Administrator, Felicity Isaacs (61) who was called to rest on Friday, 19 October 2012, after she had suffered from a long-term illness. Affectionately known as Flick, she joined StreetNet in 2009 and was fondly remembered as a positive, caring, independent person who was passionate about the causes she was involved in.
Support needed for the repressed Mayan communities and authorities of Totonicapán
The national and international community, the Guatemalan Association of Mayors and Indigenous Authorities (AGAAI) declare our complete rejection of the actions of the government in turn, against Mayan communities and authorities of Totonicapán, who conducted a peaceful demonstration in a place called Cuatro Caminos and Santa Catarina Ixtahuacan, where the army and police applied repressive and undemocratic methods, attacking with firearms the people. As a result they left six persons dead and thirty-six wounded. After the attack, the government intended to persecute women leaders, community leaders, ignoring the just demands the communities have , who for several months have tried to dialogue to solve their demands that electricity services establish fair prices; that they hear their proposals for educational reforms and express their rejection of the proposal made by the Ministry of Education, they also reject the proposals for Constitutional reforms by the current government, which does not benefit the General population.
The caravan of regional integration led by both StreetNet affiliates in Senegale during their visit to Abidjan, Lomé and Cotonou
Continuing with its journey, the caravan led by the two StreetNet affiliates in Senegal i.e. CNTS and SUDEMS, was in Abidjan from 17th to 19th September, in Ghana from 20th to 21st September, in Lomé from 22nd to 27th September and was in Cotonou from 28th to 30th September. In Abidjan, the caravan was received successively by the President of "ECOWAS Diaspora" Mr. Don Alexander, and Mr. Joseph Léon Ebagnerin Leon, General Secretary of the General Union of Workers of Cote d`Ivoire - UGTCI.