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  • Whose Railway Is It? China Claims Ownership Of Addis Ababa-Djibouti Railway

    Addis Ababa-Djibouti Railway By Dana Sanchez, 11:24 am

    Built in China, paid for by China, built by Chinese, operated and maintained by Chinese — news media reports often describe the newly refurbished, high-speed Addis Ababa-Djibouti Railway as a project in which China is fully vested. But China didn’t finance the entire railway by a long shot. Ethiopia and Djibouti financed about 45 percent of the Addis Ababa-Djibouti Railway.

  • Castro’s Mixed Legacy In Africa: He Fought Colonialism, Found Capitalism Repugnant

    Fidel Castro By Dana Sanchez, 5:24 pm

    Fidel Castro was no angel. He ran Cuba with “a strong arm and dodgy economic policies,” but for many in Africa, the Cuban leader was a friend in need. Castro is credited with helping pit Russia against the U.S. in a war in Angola that brought about the beginning of the end of apartheid. It wasn’t just about independence from colonialists but also from the perceived injustices of capitalism. “I find capitalism repugnant. It is filthy, it is gross, it is alienating,” Castro said.

  • Opinion: AGOA Is Racist And A Form Of Colonial Domination

    AGOA Is Racist By Dana Sanchez, 11:25 am

    There is no good reason to import poultry to South Africa. It’s harming local business and stunting economic growth, according to a local opinion piece. South African producers get better value from local chicken because they sell every piece of the chicken to consumers rather than just the white meat preferred in the U.S. and Europe, whose subliminal racism is exemplified by exporting the waste they don’t consume, transferring the effects of their dietary preference to the poor. But AGOA isn’t just about chicken and it was never meant as a one-way deal.

  • Opinion: Quest To Tear Down Statues Over Racism Is Intellectually Vapid

    By Staff, 7:07 am

    John Lloyd says Statues erected to commemorate should remain to spur reflection, and criticism. In these eruptions of cultural warfare, the only guide is mutual commitment to understand – which can never end, if we retain liberal values. The late 19th century was a great age for putting up statues, and the early 21st, for pulling them down. As the states of the European empires gained their independence, the statues and other memorials of their colonial masters came to seem ridiculous.

  • Opinion: What Lies Behind The Rise Of Jihadist Movements In Africa

    By Staff, 9:29 pm

    Africa arguably faces the biggest threat to political stability since the collapse of colonialism from militant Islamic groups in parts of the continent. Journalists, analysts and scholars provide crucial insights into the identity and practices of Africa’s rebel groups, but credible information is invariably a casualty of war. The consequences of the support by the West for oppressive African regimes need to be considered.

  • Are Reparations Enough? Land Equity Reform In South Africa

    By Dana Sanchez, 3:20 pm

    Despite the end of colonial rule and apartheid, land equity reform in Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe is becoming increasingly controversial, VOA reports. The ANC government is under pressure to accelerate land ownership reforms. In Zimbabwe, Mugabe confiscated land from whites. Some say it caused the country’s economic decline. Others say it was a success.

  • Experts: Colonialism Caused Most Of Africa’s Problems

    By Ann Brown, 8:00 pm

    From The Observer Part XIII of these series is a speech that President Museveni delivered in Kampala on July 10, 1998. In this first part of his speech titled “Towards a Closer Cooperation in Africa,” Museveni argues that Europe and Africa were at the same level of development 500 years ago and explains why Europe […]

  • FOREX Africa: Will A BRICS Bank In China Be Good For Africa?

    By Jeffrey Cavanaugh, 11:38 am AFKI Original

    BRICS countries want their own bank — an alternative to the World Bank and IMF. China, unlike the West, is playing for Africa’s leaders, not its people. Cheap, no-strings finance is great for Africa’s political incumbents because it gives them control over a source of funds and development they can use at their discretion.

  • AFKI Mining: Who Exploits Oil And Gas In Sub-Saharan Africa?

    By Andrew Friedman, 1:45 am AFKI Original

    Despite an end to colonialism, massive oil and gas exploitation across Africa is still largely done by western multinational corporations. While Nigeria is not exactly a beacon of hope for anti-corruption and transparency advocates, information on Angola’s oil and gas sectors is even harder to come by.

  • Namibia Diminishing Colonialism, Renames Towns

    By Makula Dunbar, 10:43 am

    More than a century after his death, Count Leo von Caprivi, veteran of the Franco-German war and successor to Otto von Bismarck as imperial chancellor, has been wiped off the map of Africa. His name had lived on in Namibia, a former German colony, in the form of the Caprivi Strip, a 450km area known for its tropical rivers and wildlife. But this week it disappeared forever when the tourist hotspot was rechristened the Zambezi Region, after the river that forms the northern border with Angola.

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