Issues / Trade
President Obama is definitely "into" Africa. Unfortunately that has translated into holding the door open for U.S. multinationals to do what outsiders have done for centuries: extract the continent’s wealth.
Large corporations — particulaly in oil, gas, mining, and land acquisition — dominate the table alongside the U.S. government in the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit.
If increased trade to Africa is to benefit the continent's youth, democracy must go hand-in-hand with development.
An analysis of the international investment agreements’ regime, a series of proposed principles for the construction of alternative frameworks for international investment and a call for the discussion and construction of a basic common agenda.
Activists are challenging rules that grant corporations the right to sue governments.
Foreign-funded mining operations may not be enough to alleviate the scourges of cholera, displaced people, and corrupt leaders.
Mexicans have little to celebrate as NAFTA turns 20 years old in 2014 - the destruction caused by the agreement continues to push many Mexicans to migrate to try to make a living.
An open statement by the Africa Advocacy Network is critical of the Obama Administration’s policy toward Africa and calls for a new approach to trade and investment, militarization, agriculture and land policy, and more in the region.