Tanzania Orders Destruction of Monsanto / Gates’ GM Trials Due to Illegal Use for Pro-GM Propaganda

23 November 2018 — African Centre for Biodiversity

Tanzanian civil society organisations (CSOs) welcome the decision of the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries, Mathew Mtigumwe, to bring an immediate stop to all ongoing GM field trials taking place in the country. These are under the auspices of the Water Efficient Maize for Africa (WEMA) project which includes Monsanto, the Gates Foundation and national research centres. This decision has since been verified by the newly appointed Minister of Agriculture, Japheth Hasunga in latest media reports.

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Libya's forced collapse: What does it portend for Africa? By Amengeo Amengeo

27 August 2011 — Global ResearchThe Citizen (Tanzania)

The coup was underway. The ‘rebels,’ a motley band of weekend thugs were no match for the Libyan army which legally was bound to defend itself against armed insurrection, so Nato [the new mailed fist of 21st century neo-imperialism] unleashed its aerial might, special forces [French Foreign Legion commandos, SAS and US SEALS] against the legitimate government of Libya. It was inevitable that sooner or later this lopsided military power would take its toll as Nato bombed Tripoli and other parts of Libya on a daily basis.

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Updates on Libyan war/Stop NATO news: August 3, 2011

3 August 2011 — Stop NATO

  • NATO, U.S. Troops Block Delivery Of Food, Medicine To Kosovo Serbs
  • Lithuania: U.S. Conducts Three-Month-Long Special Forces Drills In Baltic
  • U.S. Airmen Join Canadian Allies In Arctic Exercise
  • U.S. Drone Strike Kills At Least Four In Northwestern Pakistan
  • Talisman Sabre 2011: 60-Year-Old Australian Woman Casualty Of U.S. War Games
  • Africa Partnership Station: U.S. Guided Missile Warship In Tanzania
  • U.S. Mentors Polish Air Force For Global War Missions
  • Spangdahlem: U.S., German Air Forces Continue NATO Partnership
  • Estonia’s Campaign To Glorify Nazism An Outrage: Russia
  • U.S. Mulls Selling Iraq F-16s
  • Hungary: U.S. Ambassador Hands Over Armored Vehicles, Military Equipment To Army For Afghan, Future Wars
  • Wolfowitz Rallies Australia Against China In Asia-Pacific

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Billionaires and Mega-Corporations Behind Immense Land Grab in Africa By John Vidal

12 March, 2010 — Mail & Guardian

20+ African countries are selling or leasing land for intensive agriculture on a shocking scale in what may be the greatest change of ownership since the colonial era.

March 11, 2010 “Mail & Guardian” — Awassa, Ethiopia — We turned off the main road to Awassa, talked our way past security guards and drove a mile across empty land before we found what will soon be Ethiopia’s largest greenhouse. Nestling below an escarpment of the Rift Valley, the development is far from finished, but the plastic and steel structure already stretches over 50 acres* — the size of 20 soccer fields.

The farm manager shows us millions of tomatoes, peppers and other vegetables being grown in 1,500 foot rows in computer controlled conditions. Spanish engineers are building the steel structure, Dutch technology minimises water use from two bore-holes and 1,000 women pick and pack 50 tons of food a day. Within 24 hours, it has been driven 200 miles to Addis Ababa and flown 1,000 miles to the shops and restaurants of Dubai, Jeddah and elsewhere in the Middle East.

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Most Vulnerable Nations Seek Climate Justice

10 November, 2009 — Climate and Capitalism

Final Draft of declaration issued November 11 in the Maldives, by the Climate Vulnerable Forum, comprising the 11 countries considered most vulnerable to climate change: Maldives, Kiribati, Bangladesh, Nepal, Vietnam, Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania, Barbados and Bhutan.

We, Heads of State, Ministers and representatives of Government from Africa, Asia, Caribbean and the Pacific, representing some of the countries most vulnerable to the adverse impacts of climate change:

Alarmed at the pace of change to our Earth caused by human-induced climate change, including accelerating melting and loss of ice from Greenland, the Himalayas and Antarctica, acidification of the world’s oceans due to rising CO2 concentrations, increasingly intense tropical cyclones, more damaging and intense drought and floods, including Glacial Lakes Outburst Floods, in many regions and higher levels of sea-level rise than estimated just a few years ago, risks changing the face of the planet and threatening coastal cities, low lying areas, mountainous regions and vulnerable countries the world over,

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