The food riots of 2008 that swept through the Global South returned with runaway food-price inflation in 2010–2011, this time sparking full-scale rebellions in Tunisia, Yemen, and Egypt. Unable to control price inflation or contain rebellion, the oligopolies of the corporate food regime are trapped in a classic crisis of capital accumulation.
By: Jonathan Benson
Parents of dozens of African children severely injured by a combination meningitis vaccine known as MenAfriVac are demanding answers following a recent declaration by government officials that the vaccine was somehow not the culprit in the tragedy.
By: ABDI GULED
Islamic extremist rebels are fighting a campaign in Somalia to administer a polio vaccine, charging that it contains the virus that causes AIDS or could make children sterile, a battle of words that is frustrating health workers.
We had already talked about this some time ago but now they seem to come to light things we have reported here:
By: Erin-Conway Smith
JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA—When Madonna adopted daughter Mercy James from an orphanage in Malawi, a judge ruled that the adoption could go ahead, despite Madonna not being a resident, because of the pop star’s charitable work in the impoverished country.
Hunt for fugitive warlord Joseph Kony on hold because new government said to be not co-operating with African Union mission.
African troops in Central African Republic have suspended the hunt for the fugitive warlord Joseph Kony because the new government there is not co-operating with the mission, Uganda’s top military official said.
LOURI, Chad — One morning, a little girl called Achta sat in the front row of this village’s only school and struggled mightily with the assignment her teacher had given her.
by Glen Ford
“For 16 years, Uganda and Rwanda have done the bidding of their paymasters and arms suppliers, the American and British governments.”
The United States has financed and given overall direction to the worst genocide since World War Two, in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
By: Belen Fernandez
Many argue that Monsanto’s contributions in India have led to a “suicide economy” [EPA]
The website of US-based biotech giant Monsanto boasts that the corporation qualifies as “a sustainable agriculture company”.
By David Blair
All of the 7,000 people gathered around a school on the northern edge of the city of Goma were enduring the trauma of forced displacement for at least the second time.
By Abayomi Azikiwe
Unbeknownst to the majority of people in the United States, the Pentagon is directing increased attention to the African continent. The formation of the United States Africa Command (Africom) in 2008 signaled this trend which had been developing for at least a decade.