Africa

Essential Remittances To Africa Devastated By Coronavirus Pandemic

Essential Remittances To Africa Devastated By Coronavirus Pandemic

May 29, 2020

Families dependent on remittances from seasonal workers are facing a crisis, even in countries without widespread COVID-19 cases.

The Rwanda Genocide’s Origins Are in Resource Extraction and US Militarism

February 25, 2020

Judi Rever’s book “In Praise of Blood” connects the modern scramble for control of African resources to the Rwandan genocide and sets the record straight about its alleged hero, Paul Kagame.

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,…

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…