Africa

Mozambique Cyclone Kenneth Leaves Devastation in its Wake

Mozambique Cyclone Kenneth Leaves Devastation in its Wake

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May 5, 2019

Cyclone Kenneth tore over the island of Ibo in northern Mozambique with a fury that left little standing in its wake. DW’s Adrian Kriesch accompanied an aid flight to the island and found suffering and desperation with no clear path forward

South Africa is Bracing for an Electoral Storm Over the Climate Crisis (1/2)

South Africa is Bracing for an Electoral Storm Over the Climate Crisis

May 3, 2019
Prof. Vishwas Satgar provides a climate justice critique of South African political parties: What are the commitments of the ANC, DA, and EFF to a deep, just, life-sustaining transition?
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