Africa

Rwanda’s Paul Kagame Tightens Hold on Power

September 9, 2017

Nearly 8 Million Face Starvation in Congo as Kabila Clings to Power

August 18, 2017

Maurice Carney says Congo’s crisis can be traced to its mineral wealth, long exploited by the west, and the country’s elites who refuse to let go of their power

Five Killed in Kenya as Opposition Leader Claims Election Fraud

August 10, 2017

While Kenya largely remains calm, sporadic violence has broken out as the country awaits official election results

Will The Catastrophic Drought In Kenya Affect Its Presidential Election?

August 7, 2017

Odenda Lumbumba of Kenya Land Alliance says that Kenya’s drought is not just the result of climate change – it’s also the result of failed public policy

The 41-Year Anniversary of the Soweto Uprising

June 19, 2017

June 16 marked the anniversary of the Soweto Uprising, in which hundreds of students were killed and which represented the beginning of South Africa’s anti-apartheid movement, eventually leading to its downfall

70 Million Africans In Danger of Famine

May 3, 2017

We tend to believe that famine is primarily the result of natural disaster, but the African countries affected by famine are all ones that have all been severely affected by political instability and war

South African Demonstrators Demand Zuma’s Resignation

April 13, 2017

ANC’s leadership called into question as Zuma’s corruption ridden Presidency is headed to an end, who will lead the country next, ponders Trevor Ngwane of the Johannesburg United Front and Professor Patrick Bond

How ‘Misinvoicing’ Masks Foreign Resource Exploitation in Africa

January 10, 2017

Leonce Ndikumana of the Political Economy Research Institute explains why as much as 67% of exports in some countries are simply not registered in trade data

What’s Wrong with the Current Aid Model for Africa (2/2)

January 3, 2017

PERI’s Leonce Ndikumana responds to Nobel Prize winning economist Joseph Stigltiz who argues unfair trade deals cost developing countries more than the West gives in aid

What’s Wrong with the Current Aid Model for Africa(1/2)

January 2, 2017

PERI’s Leonce Ndikumana discusses his recent report that finds what drives Western donors isn’t always what’s best for recipient countries

Are the CIA and Western Intelligence Services Covering Up Algerian Sponsorship of Islamist Jihadists? (2/2)

November 6, 2016

Dr. Nafeez Ahmed of Insurge Intelligence continues his discussion with Sharmini Peries about the role of the Algerian Intelligence Agencies in running al-Qaeda camps in Northern Africa with the knowledge of the CIA

”State of Capture” Another Incriminating Corruption Report Against President Zuma of South Africa

November 4, 2016

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Are the CIA and Western Intelligence Services Covering Up Algerian Sponsorship of Islamist Jihadists? (1/2)

November 4, 2016

A Report by SOAS Professor Jeremy Keenan unveils the role of the Algerian Intelligence Agencies in running al-Qaeda camps in Northern Africa with the knowledge of the CIA, reports Dr. Nafeez Ahmed of Insurge Intelligence

Conference Livestream: 20th Anniversary of the Invasion of Congo-Zaire

October 15, 2016

Friends of the Congo, the African Great Lakes Action Network, and other members of the African Great Lakes Coalition are hosting an all-day forum to commemorate the victims of the conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the deadliest since World War II

In South Africa, Students Protesting For Free Universities Met With Police Violence

October 5, 2016

The demands of students for free public education is a call for the ANC government to return to its aspirations of uplifting the Black working class and the poor

US Indifference to Congolese Repression Ensures Its Access to Nation’s Mineral Resources

September 20, 2016

With dozens killed in the Congo and opposition headquarters sacked, The Real News looks at the material interests of the United States in the Central African nation

Yale to Face Protests for Whitewashing Paul Kagame’s Human Rights Record

September 19, 2016

Journalist and Yale alum Anjan Sundaram says Yale is ignoring the Rawandan president’s atrocious record in both Rwanda and Congo

Aerial Bombardment in Libya Unlikely to Have Defeated ISIS

August 14, 2016

Vijay Prashad: It’s more likely that ISIS fighters have fled the city of Sirte

Party of Nelson Mandela Suffers Defeat in South African Local Elections

August 7, 2016

Political economist Patrick Bond says the outcomes in the cities Johannesburg and Cape Town reflect that a great many of the urban and middle class blacks have turned away from the traditional party of Liberation.

Is Foreign Direct Investment Driving Capital Flight from Africa?

June 23, 2016

Leonce Ndikumana says African countries need to adopt development strategies that encourage domestic investment