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Deborah Brautigam provides an overview and description of China's development finance to Africa. "Looking at the nature of Chinese development aid - and non-aid - to Africa provides insights into China's strategic approach to outward investment and economic diplomacy, even if exact figures and strategies are not easily ascertained", she states as she describes China's provision of grants, zero-interest loans and concessional loans. Pambazuka Press recently released a publication titled India in Africa: Changing Geographies of Power, and Oliver Stuenkel provides his review of the book.
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Features

Demilitarizing epidemic diseases in Africa

Narcisse Jean Alcide Nana (2014-09-23)


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President Obama has responded to the Ebola crisis in Africa by sending 3,000 military personnel to the affected region. The real beneficiary of this militarised messianism is, in fact, the military-industrial complex back in the US

Exposed: The ‘heroic Ebola doctor’ myth

Jon Rappoport (2014-09-22)


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The image of the heroic doctor is actually promoted as a diversion, a cover story, a false trail, a way to conceal the true causes of illness—and a way to refrain from eradicating these true causes

US militarizes response to Ebola crisis while Cuba pledges medical aid

Abayomi Azikiwe (2014-09-23)


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Whereas America has sent soldiers to fight Ebola, Cuba has pledged medical personnel. This gesture of revolutionary foreign policy provides an example of how underdeveloped states which have a legacy of slavery, colonialism and neo-colonialism, can transform through a process of class struggle and self-reliance.

Mayan people’s movement defeats Monsanto law in Guatemala

Christin Sandberg (2014-09-25)


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The unjust neo-liberal law would have given exclusivity on patented seeds to a handful of transnational companies. But Mayans resisted it relentlessly. The success of these protests is an inspiring example of what the people can achieve for themselves when they rise up to confront power in defence of their own interests.

Food and the FAO’s insecurity with the two-thirds world

Rahul Goswami (2014-09-25)


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The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2014 report depicts a one-sided picture of a malnourished ‘developing’ world, leaving out gross nutritional problems and hunger in ‘developed’ countries. Worse, this report advocates neo-liberal solutions that serve the interests of agri-business rather than critical small-holder farmers.

Foreign policy and human rights: Is a dialogue possible?

Laura Trajber Waisbich (2014-09-25)


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Civil society organizations ought to expand their scope of work to serve as watchdogs and partners in/for action in advocating for more pro-rights and pro-social justice foreign policies. They should monitor policies and actions, provide knowledge and technical support, and challenge policies and behaviors that are undemocratic or that violate human dignity, at home or abroad.

RENAMO: A three-sided coin?

Fredson Guilengue (2014-09-25)


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General elections will be held in Mozambique on 15 October. Incumbent president Armando Guebuza is constitutionally barred from seeking a third term. RENAMO is key player in these polls and the politics of Mozambique generally, although its nfluence has waned in recent years and its real agenda remains confusing

Transnet: Coughing canary in the climate coal mine

Patrick Bond (2014-09-22)


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Facing the most serious civilizational threat ever, what is the South African government doing? The new Infrastructure Development Act pushed into law by Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel will fast-track carbon-intensive mega-projects on behalf of mainly foreign corporate beneficiaries.

Stop postulating the clash of civilizations

Mahathir Mohamad (2014-09-22)


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It is not the religion of Islam that leads Muslims to commit heinous acts. It is simply the anger, hate and rage over not being able to do anything to stop Europeans or the West from oppressing people who profess the same religion.

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