Africa

Sudan's President Carries Out Coup to Defuse Movement Against Him

Sudan’s President Carries Out Coup to Defuse Movement Against Him

April 12, 2019

Prof. Khalid Ahmed says that what looks like a military coup against Sudan’s president Omar al-Bashir is actually of the president’s own making, to defuse the growing movement and ICC indictment against him

China Has Strategic Objectives In Going Global, Does Africa?

China Has Strategic Objectives In Going Global, Does Africa?

April 8, 2019

If Africa as a continent does not have strategic objectives of its own, the history of impediments to African economic development will be repeated in its engagement with China, says Ethiopia’s Alemayehu Geda

External Powers Fuel Bloodshed in Libya

Bloodshed in Libya

April 5, 2019
General Khalifa Haftar of Libya has been a very disruptive force for the formation of the UN’s unity government, says Vijay Prashad, the author of the book, Arab Spring Libyan Winter
Angola, Côte d’Ivoire, South Africa, Misinvoicing, Capital Flight, Illicit Trading, Exploitation, Africa

How Kleptocracy Impoverishes Angola, Côte d’Ivoire, and South Africa

February 17, 2019

Léonce Ndikumana discusses his newest research on capital flight from Angola, Côte d’Ivoire and South Africa between 1975 and 2015. 290 Billion dollars were funneled out of these countries over this period through misinvoicing and circumventing regulation and taxation. Most of that money ended up in corporations in the global north

Month-Long Protests Plunge Sudan into Crisis

Month-Long Protests Plunge Sudan into Crisis

January 24, 2019

Economic crisis and repression in Sudan have led to constant protests while the US and others look the other way because they need him. Prof. Alex de Waal discusses the situation

Congo's First Election in 49 Years: Has Democracy Won, Or Was It A Quiet Coup?

Congo’s First Election in 49 Years: Has Democracy Won, Or Was It A Quiet Coup?

January 14, 2019

Congolese Catholic Church and 70,000 observers said reformer Fayulu won, but the DRC government declared Tshisekedi the winner

Egyptian President’s Regrettable “60 Minutes”

Egyptian President’s Regrettable “60 Minutes”

January 10, 2019

Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sissi was hoping to demonstrate that he was a reliable ally of United States and Israel in the Middle East and worthy of international recognition, but the 60 minutes interview took another turn says Professor Seif Da’na

Dem. Rep. of Congo Postpones Election While US Props up President Kabila

Dem. Rep. of Congo Postpones Election While US Props up President Kabila

December 24, 2018

After 58 years of repression, the battle for democracy picks up in the DRC, while PResident Joseph Kabila continues to enjoy unquestioned support from the US and has an Israeli security company working for him. We speak to Maurice Carney

Contrary to Popular Belief, IMF Continues to Push Neoliberalism on Countries' Agricultural Policies

Contrary to Popular Belief, IMF Continues to Push Neoliberalism on Countries’ Agricultural Policies

October 7, 2018

Economics Prof. Lawrence King discusses the new PERI report on loan conditionalities that the IMF imposes when it provides loans and that interfere with food production and encroach on the sovereignty of states battling poverty