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The articles below are the most recent additions to the Economic Justice category of Africa InfoServ. To read an article, click on its title. To see more Economic Justice articles or to search a particular topic, click on Africa Archive. Articles marked with a magnifying glass ( Longer, analytical article. ) are longer, more analytical pieces.

1. Longer, analytical article. Cameroon: Exploring natural resource potential in achieving the dream of an emergent economy
Author: Annette Mogoum Date Written: 20 October 2015
Primary Category: Economic Justice Document Origin: Foretiafoundation.org
Secondary Category: Resource Extraction Source URL: http://www.foretiafoundation.org/exploring-cameroo
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Key Words: Cameroon, Economic Justice, Economic emergence, Abundance paradox, Economic Growth

Summary & Comment: This article describes the depth and diversity of Cameroon’s significant natural resource potential, with suggestions for how these can be leveraged to support the country’s development a gender. The author advocates for optimal use of this potential, suggesting several strategies centered on the development of a competitive industrial sector that . . . [expand]
2. Longer, analytical article. WTO is a war machine
Author: Yash Tandon Date Written: 17 September 2015
Primary Category: Economic Justice Document Origin: Pambazuka 742
Secondary Category: AU/NEPAD Source URL: http:// http://pambazuka.org/en/category/features/
/95546
Key Words: World Trade Organisation, manipulation, blog, negotiations

Summary & Comment: "The World Trade Organisation, controlled by a new empire that still disfavors the Global South, broadens the gap between influential and developing nations." The next meeting is Dec 15-18 in Nairobi. Yash Tandon a veteran economist and development strategist has written 7 blogs to post before the conference in order to bring out ideas and history . . . [expand]
3. MPLA rattled as Angola’s oil price plummets
Author: Peter Fabricius, ISS Consultant Date Written: 10 September 2015
Primary Category: Economic Justice Document Origin: ISS Today.
Secondary Category: Angola Source URL: http://https://www.issafrica.org/
Key Words: Angola, oil, prices, protests,

Summary & Comment: The much lower prices for oil, which generates most government income, have caused public discontent to rise because of cuts to social programs, security and the patronage networks that have kept the MPLA in power. The demo of 1,000 people over the 15 youth imprisoned is the most recent public protest. Some oil companies were threatening to pull ou . . . [expand]
4. Longer, analytical article. Gaming, naming and shaming ’licit financial flows’
Author: Patrick Bond Date Written: 9 September 2015
Primary Category: Economic Justice Document Origin: Pambazuka Issue 740
Secondary Category: Africa General Source URL: http://www.pambazuka.net
Key Words: FDI, Zimbabwe, dollars, financial flows, South Africa

Summary & Comment: The illicit financial flows is one many of the corrupt ways that wealth is withdrawn from Africa, mostly in the extractives sector, and now South Africa the systematic internal looting of Africa by South Africa leads the systematic internal looting of Africa. One has to only look at the ’Made in South Africa’ tag on products found in a number of A . . . [expand]
5. Why the Retreat of Foreign Investment from Africa Means Less Looting
Author: Patrick Bond Date Written: 17 August 2015
Primary Category: Economic Justice Document Origin: Counter punch,
Secondary Category: Africa General Source URL: http://www.counterpunch.org
Key Words: Foreign Direct Investment, exploitation, nationalisation, exchange control

Summary & Comment: The meeting in Harare was dedicated to fighting illegal capital flight from across the African continent. But would some of the region’s sharpest economic-justice NGOs take the next step and also consider fighting legal financial outflows –in the form of profits and dividends sent to TransNational Corporate (TNC) headquarters, profits drawn from mi . . . [expand]
6. Longer, analytical article. The Changing Role of Aid to Africa
Author: Peter Fabricius Date Written: 22 July 2015
Primary Category: Economic Justice Document Origin: ISS Today via NGO Pulse- Sangonet
Secondary Category: Africa General Source URL: http://www.ngopulse.org/
Key Words: development, aid, self-reliance, governance

Summary & Comment: The continent’s destiny lies in the hands of its own people and governments and this is where reform must start and finish, writes Fabricius... [at} the Third Financing for Development conference in Addis Ababa this week, the debate has moved on:government tax revenues now provide US$520 billion a year; remittances, US$64 billion; sovereign wealth . . . [expand]
7. Longer, analytical article. Canada:Harper Conservatives’ Disregard for Democracy (in Burkina Faso)
Author: Yves Engler Date Written: 5 June 2015
Primary Category: Economic Justice Document Origin: Counterpunch
Secondary Category: Resource Extraction Source URL: http://www.counterpunch.org
Key Words: Burkina Faso, Engler, Canada, exploitation, mining regulations

Summary & Comment: Inside the Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement, Canada takes advantage of Burkina Faso, being in a vulnerable position of transition to a new government, to obtain 15 years for Canadian miners without being regulated by the BF government. The Canadian government will do anything crooked or straight to pave the way overseas for it . . . [expand]

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