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    African political unity must be more selective: A blueprint for change

    • William Gumede
    22 Septiembre 2011
    Paper

    There cannot be any clearer illustration of the impotence of Africa’s continental and regional institutions to find local solutions to the continent’s problems, than their numbing inaction in the face of the wave of popular rebellions against dictators in North Africa sweeping across the continent.

     
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    Global Inequalities, Alternative Regionalism and the Future of Socialism

    • Tom Reifer
    30 Agosto 2011
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    This paper examines global inequalities and the future of capitalism and socialism through an investigation of the oligarchic wealth on which the current global order is based and also looks at growing challenges to these social foundations of the present global system.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Zimbabwe's land reform ten years on: new study dispels the myths

    Ian Scoones
    22 Noviembre 2010
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    Since Mugabe initiated a more aggressive land reform programme in Zimbabwe in 2000, the accepted wisdom was that it had been an unmitigated disaster. A new ten-year detailed study of one province in Zimbabwe challenges this view.

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    Zimbabwe's land reform ten years on: new study dispels the myths

    Ian Scoones, Blasio Mavedzenge
    22 Noviembre 2010
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    Since Mugabe initiated a more aggressive land reform programme in Zimbabwe in 2000, the accepted wisdom was that it had been an unmitigated disaster. A new ten-year detailed study of one province in Zimbabwe challenges this view.

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    The WTO Doha round and EPAs in an era of crisis

    23 Septiembre 2010
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    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
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    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.

  9. 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.

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    Enabling citizens to organise themselves

    David Sogge
    01 Abril 2007
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    These pages report on one organisation’s efforts to promote public action through community associations in Cape Verde’s capital city, Praia, and in villages nearby.

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    Give and Take

    • David Sogge
    30 Abril 2002
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    Foreign aid is supposed to be benign and selfless, yet often harms more than it helps, and benefits givers more than receivers. This thoughtful book argues that aid must be made less of a problem, more of a solution.
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    The Democratisation of Disempowerment

    • Jochen Hippler
    01 Octubre 1995
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    The market-oriented democratisation of the Third World has been developed by Western powers as a policy that fuses both democratic rhetoric and support for more pluralist policies in the Third World, with the pursuit of Western interests.