Africa, plastic-wrapped?

30 October 2020 — DeSmog UK

Five years ago this month, the UK took a step to cut back plastic use, slapping a 5p charge on plastic carrier bags. Two years later, Kenya did the same.

The East African country has since gone one further, celebrating this year’s World Environment Day in June by banning single-use plastic in all beaches, forests and conservation areas. Continue reading

Conservation as genocide in Kenya: REDD versus Indigenous rights By Martin Crook

15 March 2018 — Climate & Capitalism

Sengwer people attacked

Neo-colonial ‘developmentalist’ forces with a green sheen are evicting and murdering people in the guise of conservation and climate change mitigation

Martin Crook is a PhD candidate and research associate at the Human Rights Consortium School of Advanced Study, University of London. His research interests include human rights and the environment and the political economy of genocide, ecocide.  Continue reading

Pambazuka News 842 20 October 2017: Kenya on the brink

20 October 2017 — Pambazuka News

Contents

1. Features http://www.pambazuka.net/en/issue.php/current/#cat_1
2. Announcements http://www.pambazuka.net/en/issue.php/current/#cat_3

Features

 Step back from the brink https://www.pambazuka.org/democracy-governance/step-back-brink

*An open letter to President Uhuru Kenyatta and Rt. Hon Raila Odinga* ICJ-Kenya https://www.pambazuka.org/author/icj-kenya

The ruling Jubilee coalition insists repeat presidential elections must go on next Thursday. The opposition National Super Alliance (NASA) has called for a boycott and nationwide protests on that date. Unless the election is called off now, and efforts made to cool off tempers, Kenya could implode.

  Continue reading

The Destabilization of Africa. A Machiavellian Intrigue of Colossal Proportions By Carla Stea

1 January 2014– Global Research

africa

On December 24th 2013, the United Nations Security Council voted to increase peacekeeping forces in South Sudan, whose independence from the North US-NATO powers celebrated only recently.  Democratic elections in South Sudan did not, however, lead to peace and stability.  Continue reading

Old game, new obsession, new enemy. Now it’s China By John Pilger

10 October 2013 — John Pilger

Countries are “pieces on a chessboard upon which is being played out a great game for the domination of the world,” wrote Lord Curzon, Viceroy of India, in 1898. Nothing has changed. The shopping mall massacre in Nairobi was a bloody façade behind which a full-scale invasion of Africa and a war in Asia are the great game.

Continue reading

Old game, new obsession, new enemy. Now it’s China By John Pilger

10 October 2013 — John Pilger

Countries are “pieces on a chessboard upon which is being played out a great game for the domination of the world,” wrote Lord Curzon, Viceroy of India, in 1898. Nothing has changed. The shopping mall massacre in Nairobi was a bloody façade behind which a full-scale invasion of Africa and a war in Asia are the great game.

Continue reading

Was it a Psyop? Nairobi Mall Deceit Abets Israeli-Western Pipeline Wars to Oust Asian Rivals By Yoichi Shimatsu

1 October 2013 — Global Research

The gratuitous violence and spectacular overkill by a mysterious gang of supposed “terrorists” does nothing to further the aims of either Somali nationalism or sharia law, as espoused by the original Al-Shabaab movement, which seeks the withdrawal of Kenya forces from Somalia .

Pambazuka-news Digest, Vol 277, Issue 2: Pambazuka News 643: Economies of misery, genetically modified colonialisms and Trayvon

15 August 2013 — Pambazuka News

PAMBAZUKA NEWS 643: ECONOMIES OF MISERY, GENETICALLY MODIFIED COLONIALISMS AND TRAYVON

The authoritative electronic weekly newsletter and platform for social justice in Africa

Pambazuka News is delivered free to you with the support of donations from Friends of Pambazuka.

Continue reading

Africa: Monsanto – the Unrepentant Repeat Offender By James N. Kariuki

9 August 2013 — Pambazuka News

The uproar in Ireland over horsemeat, the narrow defeat of Proposition 37 in California which would have made it mandatory to label all food containing GMOs – reveal that Africans must now join the rest of the world in resisting GMO foods and biotechnology, no matter how effectively packaged

Continue reading