Africa

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

Africa at the COP24

Africa at the COP24

December 7, 2018

Drought, floods and erratic climate phenomena. Developing countries are often have to bear the brunt of climate change. African delegates at COP24 are hoping for guidelines to implement the Paris deal, which aims to keep global temperature rises below a safe level of 1.5 degrees Celcius, and they want richer nations to fulfill their pledges.

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

General Elections in Zimbabwe: Results Uncertain, but 70 Percent Turned Out to Vote

August 1, 2018

From the ousting of Mugabe to the unprecedented voter turnout for this election, it is clear that the people are engaged and demanding change says Prof. Horace Campbell

Africa is a Creditor to the World

July 24, 2018

Capital flight from Africa, especially the illicit kind, is a far larger drain on the countries of the continent than previously thought and exceeds foreign loans and investment flows. PERI’s Leonce Ndikumana discusses his research findings

Emmanuel Macron in Africa

July 9, 2018
France's neoliberal President Emmanuel Macron has repeatedly told people in Nigeria, Algeria, and beyond to just "move on" after a century of murderous colonialism. Activist Baba Aye speaks with TRNN's Ben Norton about the ongoing harms of imperialism and neo-colonialism in Africa

South Sudan: Former Rivals Forge Foundation for Peace

July 7, 2018

The just signed ceasefire agreement in South Sudan’s bloody civil war is an important step forward, but it remains too early to know whether it will last, says Khalid Ahmed, of University of Toronto

A New Government in Ethiopia Promises Major Political Changes

June 11, 2018

Following three years of protests in Ethiopia, former Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn resigned in February and now a new government is taking over, which promises to recognize a peace treaty with Eritrea, possibly bringing a long period of tensions to an end. We speak to Glenn Ford of the Black Agenda Report about Africa’s second…