Africa

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…

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

US Forces Complicit in Murder of Banana Farmers in Somalia

US Forces Complicit in Murder of Banana Farmers in Somalia

May 25, 2018

US Special forces are in Somalia to assist the African Union fight al Shabaab and to help stabilize the country not to murder civilians. What is missing is any attempt at an internal reconciliation process or a political solution to the raging conflict says Bill Fletcher

UN Declared Humanitarian Crisis in the DRC, President Kabila Rejects Aid

April 9, 2018

President Joseph Kabila insists that there is no humanitarian crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo, even as millions of children starve. Kabila “doesn’t want anything to reinforce what is widely understood: that the instability in the country is caused in large part by his refusal to step down from power,” says Friends of the…

Winnie Mandela: ‘The Rebel Within a Rebellion’ in South Africa

April 8, 2018

Ronnie Kasrils, Former ANC Minister of Intelligence, says Winnie was an inspiration to a nation. When the huts were burning and people were bleeding in the streets during the struggle against the Apartheid, it was Winnie that first arrived to be by their side; she was a South African diamond in the rough

The Chinese in Africa

March 13, 2018
One of the key characteristics of China’s foreign policy is mutual respect and non-interference towards Africa’s internal affairs, but should China step in to resolve conflict where human rights violations occur?