Why Africa is Vulnerable to Climate Change

Scientists think Africa is particularly vulnerable to climate change due to its poverty levels, areas with scarce water sources and rain-fed agricultural production. This factsheet, the second on the topic of climate change, explores these reasons. Africa as a continent will be particularly vulnerable to climate change, or so the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on…

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Youth Unemployment in Africa

Below is an excerpt from an article entitled “How to Tackle Youth Unemployment in Africa,” first appearing in Pambazuka News. To read the full article, click here.  When people say, “creating jobs for the youth” or “tackling youth unemployment in Africa”, it is not clear if everyone who says that knows what they really mean or…

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Europe Should be Humble in its Relations with Africa

The third generation of African freedom fighters is growing impatient with the contradictions of ongoing coloniality in the Motherland. Europe and its allies continue their imperialist subjugation and plunder with the support of puppet leaders as Africans suffer. A new anti-imperialist wave is gathering momentum across Africa to complete the continent’s unfinished liberation. In November…

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Corporate Media Mourns for Humanitarian Imperialism but Is Silent on Congolese Suffering

With allies like Rwanda’s Paul Kagame, Washington is causing immeasurable suffering on the Congolese people because they happen to sit on $24 trillion worth of resources that are critical to the American war machine.  If Americans want to act in solidarity with the Congolese they should stop pretending that US foreign policy is rooted in…

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Why I run

My name is Feyisa Lilesa. I am an exiled marathon runner from Ethiopia. I have not been back to my country since winning a silver medal at the Rio Olympic Games last August. In Rio, as I approached the finish line, I crossed my wrists above my head in solidarity with the men, women and…

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Malcolm X in the 21st century

The revolutionary pan-Africanist would have been 92 years this week. His struggles for the liberation of Black people from imperialism and its twin, racism, remain as relevant and inspirational as ever. Many have wondered out loud, “What would El Hajj Malik El-Shabazz (Malcolm X be doing at 92 years of age?” Our Black Shining Prince…

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