Yearly Archives: 2008

Africa Economy Mali : Cotton – A tale of woe

The argument about the role of US cotton subsidies and fair trade will not go away

Categories: AFRICA, ECONOMY, ENVIRONMENT, Mali

DR Congo : Charcoal in the Mist – an overview of environmental security issues and initiatives in the Central Albertine Rift

The Institute for Environmental Security has published Charcoal in the Mist: an overview of environmental security issues and initiatives in the Central Albertine Rift

Categories: AFRICA, Congo, Democratic Republic of, ENVIRONMENT, PAPERS and REPORTS

African scholars and the British Library – a warning

Problems with accessing the British Library by African scholars.

Categories: AFRICA, EDUCATION

The US and African Oil

Americans spend so much time fixated on oil in the Middle East that they generally pay little or not attention to sub-Saharan Africa, which supplies almost as much black gold to the U.S. as the Persian Gulf States.

Categories: AFRICA, ENVIRONMENT

Africa Global Colonialism : The scramble for the ocean floor

From May 13 2009 the ‘International Sea-Bed Authority’ will administer what space the African countries are unable to claim as the ‘common heritage of mankind’.

Categories: AFRICA, ENVIRONMENT

Africa Malawi : A hospital horror story

I guess I have been around long enough that I am rarely really shocked. However, a story on IPS News from Malawi caught my eye, and yes – I admit it – I am shocked.

Categories: AFRICA, ENVIRONMENT, HEALTH, Malawi