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.
Emira Woods urges the Obama administration to move away from policies that favor the extraction of African resources and the militarization of the continent.
IPS’ Foreign Policy In Focus hosted two of Liberia’s premier civil society leaders for a briefing on extractive industries and land grabs — and an honest assessment of President Sirleaf.
Come to a briefing with two of Liberia’s premier civil society leaders on the wake of Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s visit to Washington DC.
The case of the Sierra Leone “15” highlights the country’s growing resistance to multinational land-grabs.
Even as food insecurity and famine is deepening in Africa, massive swaths of land are being sold off to international investors with little transparency or accountability, in massive land grabs that are hurting communities and smallholder farmers. Please join us for a discussion with Anuradha Mittal, Executive Director of the Oakland Institute to discuss the Institute’s findings in its new report on land grabs in Africa and how communities are fighting for their rights and their livelihoods in the face of this growing threat.
A global farm crash is looming.