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  1. The World Bank's Africa Strategy

    Patrick Bond
    08 Junio 2011
    Article

    Whose interest does the ten-year Strategy document for Africa actually serve? The World Bank has shown little insight into the real problems Africa faces, focusing instead on ineffective policies, support for repressive regimes and projects that are known to have failed.

  2. Are African lions really roaring? The Latest Fibs From World Financiers

    Patrick Bond
    12 Mayo 2011
    Article

    The recent wave of Afro-optimism boasting of economical and technological growth on the continent fails to stand up under closer scrutiny, veiling the harsh reality faced by Africans today.

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    The WTO Doha round and EPAs in an era of crisis

    23 Septiembre 2010
    Article

    The language contained in agreements being negotiated by the EU through the WTO with their southern counterparts often deliberately diguises real political goals, obscuring the negative economic implications for those countries of the neoliberal agenda.

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    Implications of EPA/FTAs against developmental regional integration in Africa

    22 Septiembre 2010
    Article

    Why the EU's so-called "Economic Partnership Agreements" and free trade policies will have exactly the opposite effect of development on Least Developed Countries' economies.

  5. Is Africa still being looted?

    Patrick Bond
    19 Agosto 2010
    Article

    African elites, together with the West and now China, are still making Africans progressively poorer, thanks to the extraction of raw materials.