What We're Reading: Did you have more cash than Zimbabwe's government last week?

From ONE Wed Feb 6 2013, 12:38:27

NYTimes: Opinion: The Global Farmland Rush - Over the last decade, as populations have grown, "capital has flowed across borders and crop yields have leveled off, food-importing nations and private investors have been securing land abroad to use for agriculture." While poorer governments generally embrace these deals, their people risk "losing their patrimony, not to [...]

[view whole blog post ]
 See More    |     Report Abuse


You might also be interested in the following news stories:

Africa:   Test of African Democracy - Burkina and Beyond (guest column)
allAfrica.com
30 October 2014

On Thursday the former soldier who seized power in Burkina Faso 27 years ago agreed to negotiate with opponents. The announcement was a response to massive popular demonstrations against President ... [read more]

Burkina Faso:   Army Takes Over, Compaore's Whereabouts Unknown (news)
Deutsche Welle
30 October 2014

The chief of Burkina Faso's army has dissolved the government and said that a transitional government will be formed. The announcement came shortly after the president reportedly declared a state of ... [read more]

South Sudan:   Back to War - Again (analysis)
International Crisis Group
30 October 2014

Warring parties in South Sudan's civil war are preparing for major offensives as seasonal rains ease. [read more]



blogAfrica is allAfrica.com's platform to help you keep an ear on the African blogosphere. We draw diverse voices from around the world who post regularly and insightfully about African issues. Bloggers, submit your blog's rss-feed!