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Britain’s New African Empire – A Must Read

AFRICANGLOBE - Companies listed on the London Stock Exchange control over $1trillion worth of Africa’s resources in just five commodities – oil, gold, diamonds, coal and platinum. They have mines or mineral licences in 37 African countries and control vast swathes of Africa’s land: their concessions cover a staggering 1.03 million square kilometres on the continent. This is over four times the size of the UK and nearly one twentieth of Africa’s total land area. The ‘Scramble for Africa’ is proceeding apace, with the result that African governments have largely handed over their treasure.

Africa Needs Collective Approach To China

AFRICANGLOBE - China’s relationship with Africa is changing the face of the continent. Thanks to Chinese financing, Africa is rapidly gaining infrastructure. China is also establishing new modes of engagement for other emerging donors, presenting an alternative to European aid.

Ethiopia Marks The 119th Anniversary Of The Battle Of Adwa

AFRICANGLOBE - On March 1, 1896, Ethiopians defeated the Italian aggression, keeping it the only nation in Africa that has never been colonized. Ethiopia under Emperor Menelik II decimated the invading Italian army in the Battle of Adwa, which made it a symbol of independence and pride for all Black people around the World. The colors of Ethiopia's flag [Green, Yellow, Red] have been adopted by many African countries after their independence and school children across Africa are taught about the Battle of Adwa.

China’s Scramble For Africa

AFRICANGLOBE - As China expands its geopolitical and economic stake in far-flung regions of the world, it has increasingly resembled a traditional global power who doesn't shy away from influencing political developments abroad.

China’s Million-Migrant March Into Africa

AFRICANGLOBE - Africans across the continent complain about the “Chinese propensity for bribery and corruption, for shoddy goods and for cutting corners,” according to French. This is often evident in construction projects, where roads and buildings quickly become dilapidated. Because they consistently underbid all competitors, provide financing and are adept at the art of greasing palms, however, Chinese firms own the infrastructure sector, a major conduit for migrants working on such projects eager to escape grim prospects back home.

How To Make The Most Of Africa’s Business Boom

AFRICANGLOBE - Following the close of this week's unprecedented U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, the business community's eyes are trained on African. Perhaps not since colonization has the West demonstrated such concerted interest in that part of the world, with all its promise and peril.

The New Scramble For Africa

AFRICANGLOBE - Decades after the European powers carved up the African continent for their own imperial needs, Africa is undergoing a new wave of resource and strategic exploitation – some are calling it the new scramble for Africa.

The New Scramble For Africa (Part 1)

AFRICANGLOBE - With the African continent home to the majority of the world’s fastest-growing economies, urban consumer markets and a wealth of natural resources, it’s perhaps not surprising that some of the world’s largest corporations, from Monsanto to Unilever, are rushing to get a slice of the action. The good news is that, as in the struggles for independence, Africans are not taking this corporate colonialism lying down.

Is Africa’s Land Up For Grabs?

AFRICANGLOBE - An apparent surge in the purchase of African land by foreign companies and governments to grow food and other crops for export has set alarm bells ringing on and off the continent. The headlines have been strident: “The Second Scramble for Africa Starts”, “Quest for Food Security Breeds Neo-Colonists”, “Food Security or Economic Slavery?”

How France Has Embraced Neo-Colonialism

AFRICANGLOBE - France is reacting to the crisis of its world position — its loss of competitiveness to Germany, its ebbing economic influence in its former African colonies, and a collapsing economy undermined by harsh social cuts — by turning the clock back, embarking on a global policy of plunder.

Rwanda And The New Scramble For Africa

AFRICANGLOBE - Robin Philpot’s important new book Rwanda and the New Scramble for Africa is an eye-opener and essential reading for anybody who wants to understand the recent history of Rwanda, ongoing U.S. and Western policy in Africa, and how efficiently the Western propaganda system works.

Germany Plans To Expand Military Presence In Africa

AFRICANGLOBE - Germany's new defence minister said Sunday her country should engage more strongly in Africa by sending additional military trainers to Mali and supporting the French intervention in Central African Republic.

Is Africa Really Rising?

Let us not be deceived. Africans can only rise if the vast majority rise in Pan-African consciousness, towards a socially just economic system that destroys neoliberal capitalism and ALL forms of oppression. Africans can only rise when we cease self-loathing and return to Ubuntu and self-love African people can only rise in realising this vision.

Can The Youth Save Africa From Neo-Colonialism?

AFRICANGLOBE - In his book, “Neo-Colonialism : The Last Stage of Imperialism,” Kwame Nkrumah cautioned: 'So long as Africa remains divided, it will therefore be the wealthy consumer countries who will dictate the price of its resources'.

Bankers and Dealmakers Set Their Sights on Africa

AFRICANGLOBE - Africa has emerged as the world’s second-fastest-growing region, after Asia and ahead of Latin America and Eastern Europe, according to Barclays. The International Monetary Fund forecasts that African economies will grow 5.7 percent on average this year, and the region is home to nine of the world’s 20 fastest-growing economies.

CISSA Conference: President Mugabe Warns Against Creeping Recolonization of Africa

AFRICANGLOBE - Fellow Africans, the time for us to demonstrate our will of common purpose, if the battles against the evils of foreign intervention and is attendant latter-day scramble for Africa, is to be won is now. The time has come for Africa to accept primary responsibility and behave in a manner that should exclude the requirement for others to intervene in our affairs