It is evident that only an investment of this type – in capital, in human resources and in qualified training – can allow the United States to leave a real mark of progress in Africa, following a counterpoint strategy to that of China.
There are strong echoes across Africa of the recession of the late 1970s and early 1980s. The reappearance of recession, debt and structural adjustment to the continent reminds us of the fundamental contradiction of capitalism.
The issue of trust has come to the forefront as the digital ecology penetrates every corner of the global mega-village but in Africa, the land of non-linear evolution, the impact of AI may yet be positive.
Vice President Kamala Harris’ recent visit to Ghana, Tanzania, and Zambia is a welcome step in the right direction in the US’s reengagement with Africa. However, the “more aid syndrome” is a disconcerting reminder of how the West has historically engaged with the continent.
Small farmers are the world’s primary food suppliers. It’s imperative we listen to them, not the big corporates.
It is a myth that the only way to increase productivity on existing agricultural lands is through Green Revolution programmes and evidence shows that they are among the principal causes of unsustainable land use.
Ahead of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC), Tim Zajontz looks at the immense amounts of debt African governments owe Chinese lenders. This debt is central to capitalist accumulation and financial extraction from the African continent. Zajontz argues that Chinese capital is now pivotal to the global circuit of capital and China, just like other creditors, uses debt for the conquest of Africa and its resources.
If they continue to release results as they have been, the pressure on Lungu to stand down may soon become insurmountable.
How Kenneth Kaunda was instrumental in guiding Zambia through its formative years in the absence of war or mass atrocities that blighted many of its neighbors.
How kleptocrat rulers in African countries sell out their resources to international partners, deprive citizens and enrich themselves
Independence leader who fought white rule and helped shape postcolonial southern Africa