Fishing trade in the village of Orimedu, Lagos State, Nigeria. Credit: Arne Hoel/World Bank

Africa’s Free Trade Area Misses Nigeria

July 8, 2019

By Mattias Sköld / IPS News. UPPSALA, Sweden, Jul 5 2019 (IPS) – When Africa’s free trade area launches on 7 July, a key player will be missing. However, Victor Adetula, head of research at Nordic Africa Institute (NAI) in Sweden, predicts that Africa’s largest economy, Nigeria, will gradually open up and join the project.…

Black Alliance For Peace Revives Black Anti-War Tradition (Pt 1/2)

Black Alliance For Peace Revives Black Anti-War Tradition

April 18, 2019
The US has been at war in the Middle East for 28 years, starting with Operation Desert Storm in Iraq, then into Afghanistan, Syria, and now we are learning of military bases, operations, and troops in African nations    
World Bank Dispossessing Rural Poor

World Bank Dispossessing Rural Poor

April 16, 2019

By Jomo Kwame Sundaram and Anis Chowdhury / IPS News. KUALA LUMPUR and SYDNEY, Apr 18 2019 (IPS) – The World Bank’s Enabling the Business of Agriculture (EBA) project, launched in 2013, has sought agricultural reforms favouring the corporate sector. EBA was initially established to support the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition, initiated…

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

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

The 9/11 Conspiracy: Did Bush/Cheney Create a Culture of Not Wanting toKnow? – Sen. Bob Graham on Reality Asserts Itself pt4

Reality Asserts Itself – Bob Graham

January 9, 2019
On RAI with Paul Jay, Senator Bob Graham says there was a pervasive pattern in police and intelligence agencies: “You don’t have everybody moving in the same direction without there being a head coach somewhere who was giving them instructions as to where he wants them to move”  – a REPLAY of a 2013 interview by…
Unfair Global Tax System Makes Sustainable Development Impossible

Unfair Global Tax System Makes Sustainable Development Impossible

November 4, 2018

The sustainable development goals set by the UN are not sustainable if African governments are not able to secure tax revenue because global corporations hide their taxes in tax havens, says PERI’s Leonce Ndikumana

Revolution and the Third World: Exploring the Radical Ideas of Anti-Imperialist Economist Samir Amin

August 20, 2018

Samir Amin revolutionized economics by centering the Global South. TRNN’s Ben Norton explores the radical legacy of the Egyptian-French anti-imperialist Marxist with scholar Ali Kadri

 Saudi Oil Shipment Halt: A Potential Watershed in the Yemen War

July 26, 2018

By James M. Dorsey / Mid-East Soccer. A spike in oil prices as a result of a temporary halt in shipments through the strategic Bab el Mandeb strait may be short-lived, but the impact on Yemen’s three-year-old forgotten war is likely to put the devastating conflict on the front burner. The halt following a Saudi…