Firoze Manji, a Kenyan, is the founder and former editor-in-chief of Pambazuka News, ( and Pambazuka Press ( He was the founder and former executive director (1997-2010) of Fahamu – Networks for Social Justice ( He has published widely on health, social policy, human rights and political sciences, and authored and edited a wide range of books on social justice in Africa, including on women’s rights, trade justice, on China’s role in Africa and on the recent uprisings in Africa. He is a member of the International Advisory Board of the Centre for the Study of Global Media and Democracy, Goldsmiths College, University of London. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts and is Visiting Fellow at Kellogg College, University of Oxford.


Development Aid: Enemy of Emancipation

In an interview with Basta! at the World Social Forum, Firoze Manji discusses the problems of the ‘aid industry.’