In the pause between the U.N. climate summit that just ended in Egypt and the start of the U.N. conference on biodiversity in Canada, Vijay Prashad reflects on the scale and speed of deforestation and animal extinctions.
Gates Foundation Myopia on African Agriculture
Beyond a new slogan, Timothy A. Wise and Jomo Kwame Sundaram see little evidence of any meaningful commitment to sustainable agriculture in AGRA’s $550 million plan for 2023–27.
COP27: Corporate Courts Versus Developing World
As rich countries move away from dispute-settlement mechanisms that give corporations power to block environmental protections, Manuel Pérez-Rocha says they keep imposing them on developing countries through trade pacts.
Africa Doesn’t Want to Be a New-Cold-War Breeding Ground
Efforts by the U.S. and NATO to draw Africa into their geopolitical conflicts raise serious concerns, writes Vijay Prashad.
My 10 Years of Reporting on AFRICOM
A decade ago, Nick Turse embarked on a quest to cover what the U.S. military was doing in Africa.
Electric Cars & Resource Wars
The greatest potential for conflict over battery metals may not be in Asia, Africa or the Americas, write Stan Cox and Priti Gulati Cox. It may not be on any continent at all.
When Will the Stars Align Again for Burkina Faso?
The Sahel coups are against conditions of life afflicting most of the region’s people, writes Vijay Prashad — conditions created by theft of sovereignty by multinationals and the old colonial ruler.
66 Nations at UN Say ‘End War in Ukraine’
“Too much blood has been spilled” — Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies highlight a few of the many under-reported appeals made at the General Assembly for peaceful negotiations.
The Pan-African Choice
As Western powers warn of nefarious Chinese and Russian designs, Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame Sundaram outline how the brutal history of the Western powers in Africa makes the case for non-alignment.
Chris Hedges: Monarchs Belong in the Dustbin of History
No other institution helps obscure the crimes of empire and buttress class rule and white supremacy so effectively.