Donate a Dollar to Rape a Child in Africa By Farida Bemba Nabourema

  Katie Myler, I never heard of the name till yesterday and luckily so. Although she is supposedly famous in the “African charity industry,” a multi-billion-dollar capitalism driven economy abusively called philanthropism, I never got the bad luck to stumble upon her and the “amazing” work she had been doing saving the poor children of…

No No Keshagesh*

Marilyn Langlois – TRANSCEND Media Service “Keshagesh means Greedy Guts.  It’s what you call a little puppy who eats his own food and then wants everybody else’s.” –Buffy Sainte-Marie How do we really feel about greed, the inordinate and insatiable longing for unneeded excess wealth?  It’s generally considered socially and morally undesirable.  So why are…

The weaponization of human rigths by Alred de Zayas

The weaponization of human rights has transformed the individual and collective entitlement to assistance, protection, respect and solidarity — based on our common human dignity and equality — into a hostile arsenal to target competitors and political adversaries. In the stockpile of weaponized human rights, the technique of “naming and shaming” has become a sort of ubiquitous Kalashnikov.  Experience…

Liberia: The “dictatorship of the multinational corporations”

Unlike other countries in the sub-Saharan region, Liberia was never formally colonised by European imperialism. Therefore, the West African nation was neither militarily nor politically occupied by any of the colonising states to give rise to the unhindered and unquestioned penetration of foreign capital for the colossal exploitation and exportation of raw material from the…

Rethinking the Ethiopian privatisation

Introduction The new Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Abiy Ahmed, has indicated that the privatisation of certain state-owned enterprises (SOEs) is imminent. In August 2018, an advisory board has been established, and the team is expected to get support from legal, finance and accounting experts. However, the Prime Minister has been silent about broader economic liberalisation,…

Poverty is an expensive exercise

Poverty is an expensive exercise, whether economically, socially or politically.  Yet we invest in it at nearly every opportunity and thus reduce the speed of its eradication For a considerable proportion of the world, the Sustainable Development Goal train has left the station. But with one in every four seats empty. They were there when…