CHINESE AND TURKISH CONSTRUCTION COMPANIES DESTROY NATIONAL PARKS AND THE LIVELIHOODS OF PEOPLE IN THE HORN AND EAST AFRICA

Indebted for many generations to come, Kenyans slowly realize that the Chinese-built, single-line Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) – dubbed the Mad(araka) Express in short MadEx – using outdated diesel technology to pull refurbished wagons and mostly Chinese goods from Mombasa to Nairobi over and through very dangerous constructs is a con. Every day the Chinese…

Bio-piracy: the sale of Uganda’s lakes to investors

Mary Serumaga Appeared on the net on Apr 06, 2018 The fishermen of Kabarole District appear to have blown the whistle on an audacious act of bio-piracy. They brought to the attention of the authorities that they were being barred from access to the 53 crater lakes that they have fished in from time immemorial….

We Will Not Forget: THE ACHIEVEMENTS OF LAVALAS IN HAITI

On February 29, 2004, the constitutional government of Haiti was overthrown, bringing Haiti’s ten-year experience with democracy to a brutal end. Orchestrated by the United States, France and Canada, the coup forced President Jean-Ber- trand Aristide into exile and removed thousands of elected officials from office. A year after the coup, the Haitian people continue…

Sierra Leone’s Disaster Was Caused by Neglect, Not Nature By Lansana Gberie

The New York Times, Aug. 20, 2017 http://tinyurl.com/ycxqmoxr [Lansana Gberie is the author of “A Dirty War in West Africa: the RUF and the Destruction of Sierra Leone.”] The calamity that struck Sierra Leone on Aug. 14, when Sugarloaf, the conical mountain overlooking the capital, Freetown, collapsed in a mudslide that swept away buildings and…

G20: The Second Berlin War Against Africa

“China is there not to fight Africa’s battles, but its own.” Germany holds this year’s presidency of the G20.[1] On 12-13 June, 2017, the German government organized a high-level conference in the historic city of Berlin where Africa was fragmented in 1885. The ostensible objective of the June 2017 meeting was to support private investment,…