Africa

The Modern Day Scramble for Africa

The Modern Day Scramble for Africa

September 23, 2019

From the US to China to Israel to Russia, governments are positioning resources – both civilian and military – in various African nations for various reasons. Jacqueline Luqman talks to Maurice Carney about who are the players on the continent, what do they want, what does this mean for the future of Africa and Africans,…

Nigerians Return Home After Fleeing Violence in South Africa 

Nigerians Return Home After Fleeing Violence in South Africa 

September 13, 2019

Taking advantage of free flights, the first Nigerians evacuated from South Africa have arrived home. But while they feel relief at having escaped South Africa’s xenophobic violence with their lives, many are uncertain about their prospects in Nigeria

Mozambique's Farmers Face Food Crisis

Mozambique’s Farmers Face Food Crisis

September 6, 2019

Several months after a devastating cyclone hit Mozambique, farmers are still reeling from the losses to their crops. Food prices have risen dramatically and millions of people continue to rely on emergency aid

Israeli Illegal Arms Trade in South Sudan Was Disguised as “Agriculture”

Israeli Arms Trade in South Sudan Was Disguised as “Agriculture”

August 18, 2019

Investigative journalist Sam Mednick revealed that the agricultural company Green Horizon was a front for former Israeli general Israel Ziv’s security company CST who were supplying arms to South Sudan, fueling the conflict by selling arms to both sides

Over 100 Killed in Another Mediterannean Shipwreck as Europe Watches

Over 100 Killed in Another Mediterannean Shipwreck as Europe Watches

August 2, 2019

Frédéric Penard discusses the efforts of small NGOs to rescue refugees crossing the Mediterranean, against the efforts of European governments to block the entry of people fleeing war and famine

Mandela Would have Turned 101 – What Has Become of his Legacy?

July 18, 2019

South African scholar and activist Rasigan Maharajh describes South Africa as a microcosm of capitalism’s world crisis in a conversation that takes us from corruption to hope. We also discuss anti-apartheid activist and singer Johnny Clegg, who died on July 16th

Sudan Transition to Civilian Rule Endangered as Foreign Interests Prevail

Sudan Transition to Civilian Rule Endangered as Foreign Interests Prevail

July 17, 2019

With the foiling of a coup attempt last week, the Sudanese military is consolidating its rule, despite having signed transition agreement for joint military-civilian rule. Gulf states want the military in charge, especially since Sudanese soldiers are fighting in Yemen, says Prof. Khalid Ahmed

Libya’s Civil War is Becoming a Proxy War

Libya’s Civil War is Becoming a Proxy War

July 3, 2019

The shooting down of a Turkish drone near Tripoli and the capture of six Turkish sailors by Gen. Haftar’s forces reveals the Turkey’s and Egypt’s involvement on both sides of the civil war. Meanwhile Haftar’s forces are accused of bombing a migration detention center near Tripoli, killing 44 and injuring 130

Morsi's Death Represents the Demise of Hope for Democracy in Egypt

Morsi’s Death Represents the Demise of Hope for Democracy in Egypt

June 19, 2019

Professor Seif Da’na discusses the circumstances under which former Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi collapsed and died and the Egyptian government’s fear of an uprising

Mali’s Civil War Fueled by Climate Crisis and Corporate Greed

Mali’s Civil War Fueled by Climate Crisis and Corporate Greed

June 18, 2019

Baba Aye discusses the failure of French and German peacekeepers in Mali and the real role they play, after almost one hundred people were killed in a Dogon village and Fulani are blamed for the attack