Posts Tagged: Africa
An opening for progressives in the U.S. and in Africa to push the Obama Administration on its short-sighted Africa policy might exist in 2011.
Is China smartening up its environmental and social act in Africa? It certainly wants to be seen as doing just that.
Drug enforcement in Ghana targets only the small dealers.
The Nigerian government needs to show commitment to the Protocol on the Rights of Women in Africa by passing relevant laws and allocating funds to women's rights.
Immigation is, in a sense, a compliment to a country, which, in turn, needs to learn how to repay it.
Under the guise of developing 'climate-ready' crops, the world's largest seed and agrochemical corporations are pressuring governments to allow what could become the broadest and most dangerous patent claims in intellectual property history.
The Rising Continent assesses the performance of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) and UN peacekeepers' forces in DR Congo (MONUSCO), and concludes that both failed to live up to their mandate:
The August 2010 issue of NANO Magazine, highlighting nanoscale research expected to have a positive impact on the developing world, included articles focused on energy generation, disease prevention and water purification.
The direction that Nigeria takes -- towards a future of hope and growth, or one of backsliding and defeat -- depends, to a great extent, on the country's future leadership.
The continent's own elites, together with the West and now China, are still making Africans progressively poorer, thanks to the extraction of raw materials.