Solome Lemme, “Against the Gospel of ‘Africa Rising.’” On the continent, despite improvements in national economies, technology, and certain human … More
News and Links Roundup: 5 November 2013
Sarah Kendzior, “Surviving the Post-Employment Economy” “In the United States, nine percent of computer science majors are unemployed, and 14.7 … More
“Re-Branding Africa” and “Africa Rising”: Whose Africa? Whose Rise?
I just finished reading Afrolicious’ “An Open Letter to African Writers, Artists and Creators of the 21st Century” and I … More
More Musings on The Sullivan Foundation Summit in Equatorial Guinea: What Does “Africa Rising” Mean?
There seems to be a new wave of Afro-optimism that focuses heavily on “re-branding” Africa. One favorite slogan is “Africa … More
Why Invisible Child’s #Kony2012 Campaign Gets No Applause From Me
In short: #Kony2012 #StopKony misrepresents N. Uganda, spreads misinformation abt Kony/the LRA, denies Africans’ agency and is imperialist. It raises … More
Youth Unemployment in Africa and its Political Implications
Cross-linked at Bertelsmann Stiftung – Future Challenges’ site Africa is a young continent, with 65 percent of the continent’s population is … More
The Great Land Rush: Land Grabs & Food Security
Crosslinked at Bertelsmann Stiftung – Future Challenges Organization The Great Land Rush and Food Security What is land? Many of … More
Namibia’s Anti-BioPiracy Bill
[Cross-linked with Future Challenges Organization – Bertelsmann Stiftung] Research suggests that trade-related aspects of intellectual property rights, when specifically applied to … More
Are Diaspora Remittances A Solution to Africa’s Underdevelopment?
[Globalization + Migration + New Governance] [Crosslinked at Future Challenges Organization‘s Blog] Poverty is recognizable. It is conveyed easily and simplistically … More
On Aid: Why Good Intentions Are Not Enough
Let’s take the story of a giant, engorged on wealth and privilege. This giant trods upon the earth with greater … More
Article: Agricultural Expansion and Deforestation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
[Cross-linked at Future Challenges Organization) Macrotrends: Climate Change + Natural Resources & Biodiversity + Globalization According to the World Bank, global agricultural … More
Article: The Global Food Crisis & Land Grabs in Africa
[Crosslinked at Future Challenges Organization: Article: The Global Food Crisis and Land Grabs in Africa ] Land grabs on the continent … More