The politics and socioeconomics of chocolate and why it is still a guilty pleasure.
The standoff in Cote d’Ivoire is over. Here’s how to break the cycle of violence.
Please join us for a briefing on the turmoil in Côte d’Ivoire and its impacts on workers, as well as prospects for future development of workers’ organizations and democratic institutions.
The prospect of a new civil war looms on the Ivoirian horizon.
VOA’s Vincent Makori talks to Emira Woods, of the Institute for Policy Studies, on the developments in Ivory Coast.VOA’s Vincent Makori talks to Emira Woods, of the Institute for Policy Studies, on the developments in Ivory Coast.
Robert Kaplan thinks that Gaddafi, Gbagbo, and Saleh refuse to back down out of fealty to their tribes.
The rule of law, the will of the people, and the results of the elections must be upheld in the Ivory Coast, says Emira Woods.
The political crisis in Cote d’Ivoire has had major diplomatic, financial, economic and social repercussions on the population, including on women and the organisations that defend their rights.
Join Tiffany Williams, Advocacy Director for IPS’ Break the Chain Campaign and Emira Woods, Co-Director of IPS’ Foreign Policy In Focus project as we present a screening of The Dark Side of Chocolate, a documentary film by Miki Mistrati and U. Roberto Romano about the continued allegations of trafficking of children and child labor in the international cocoa industry.
Experts describe Ivory Coast (Cote d’Ivoire) as Africa’s biggest news story of 2010. Its disputed November 28 run-off and its tense aftermath constitute a secondary crisis. This situation was indeed born out of unresolved primary Ivorian dilemmas and crises: the epicenter of FranceAfrique or French neocolonialism across Africa. Global capital, neoliberalism and foreign economic domination are the price of “stable” dictatorship.
The UN is capable of saving Cote d’Ivoire from collapse but it cannot do so as long as it plays ‘second fiddle’ to the western powers that ‘pay the piper.’
The U.S. military no longer cares about winning “hearts and minds.”