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France And Germany Deny Malian Opposition Politician Dr. Oumar Mariko Entry Visa

France And Germany Deny Malian Opposition Politician Dr. Oumar Mariko Entry Visa | Daraja.net | Scoop.it

Dr Oumar Markio was planned as one of the speakers in our |+| Dialogforums: "Mali in der Zwischenzeit" mit Aminata Traoré, Oumar Mariko und Many Camara.

Responsible for the denial of the visa is France, which vetoed the granting of a Schengen-visa for Dr. Ooumar Mariko, as well as for Aminata Traoré. This example shows very clearly how France canobstruct the work of the European Parliament in its sole and absolute discretion! While Aminata Traoré at least was granted a German visa, and is therefore allowed to travel to Berlin (on the condition of not passing through France!), the German Federal Government presumably buckled under pressure of France and has in the end denied the Visa to Dr. Oumar Mariko, using the argument that he would be a danger for public order, National security or public health in terms of article 2, paragraph 9 of the act (EG) or for the international relations of one or more member states (Nr. 562/2006 Schengen Grenzkodex) and his “willingness, to leave the territory of the member states before expiry of his visa could not have been guaranteed!”


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Labour-Community Alliances Must Be Strengthened

Labour-Community Alliances Must Be Strengthened | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
Messy alliance politics are clouding issues in the run up to the 2014 general election, but community organisations and civil society groups across the country have welcomed moves by NUMSA to forge an independent and anti-capitalist united front of the broad working class. For the first time in democratic South Africa, a COSATU-aligned union has openly declared that it no longer wants to be in a political alliance with the ANC. NUMSAs moves are embryonic and it remains to be seen if stated intent can be translated into practice, but the door is officially opened to new possibilities for South Africa.
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Village des Sans Terre : Suites du rendez vous avec le premier ministre

Village des Sans Terre : Suites du rendez vous avec le premier ministre | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
Le Village des Sans Terre, à Bamako, a été suspendue après que le Premier Ministre s’est engagé sur divers points.
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Is the World Bank enabling agribusiness land grabs?

Is the World Bank enabling agribusiness land grabs? | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
The policies of the World Bank are encouraging land grabs in the developing world, writes Anuradha Mittal.
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Sit-in des victimes d’expropriation au Mali : Les maires bientôt dessaisis de terres

Sit-in des victimes d’expropriation au Mali : Les maires bientôt dessaisis de terres | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
Sur les 70 cas sur la table de négociation entre les victimes d’expropriation et le Premier ministre Oumar Tatam Ly, une dizaine a trouvé une solution.
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#Nigeria: Ogun launches 10 hectares cassava pilot farm

#Nigeria: Ogun launches 10 hectares cassava pilot farm | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
The pilot farm, which will serve as a prelude to a bigger 4,000 hectares cassava farm by Flour Mills of Nigeria and other investors, is supported by the USAID.
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The French African Connection

The French African Connection | Daraja.net | Scoop.it

This three-part series tells the story of 'France Afrique': a brutal and nefarious tale of corruption, massacres, dictators supported and progressive leaders murdered, weapon-smuggling, cloak-and-dagger secret services, and spectacular military operations.

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How Google learned to stop worrying and mastered the Washington lobbying game

How Google learned to stop worrying and mastered the Washington lobbying game | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
Since opening a one-man lobby shop nine years ago, the Web giant is now a pioneering corporate player in D.C.
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IN MEMORY of Norman Girvan

IN MEMORY of Norman Girvan | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
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Rwanda, Twenty Years Later -- by Samir Amin | Monthly Review

Rwanda, Twenty Years Later -- by Samir Amin | Monthly Review | Daraja.net | Scoop.it

The case of Rwanda is indeed tragic.  There are no signs of the region moving away from continuous wars and chaos allowing permanent imperialist interference and plunder of its resources.  The only acceptable solution would be diluting the violent inheritance of Rwanda through the building of a kind of loose “confederation” of the Great Lakes region, incorporating Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, Uganda, and the Congo (there are Hutu/Tutsi minorities in all these countries), pursuing a common sovereign project as distant as possible from the Western powers.  An immense task for the popular and democratic forces in the region.

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Civil war looms as pro-US regime threatens massacre of east Ukraine protesters - World Socialist Web Site

Civil war looms as pro-US regime threatens massacre of east Ukraine protesters - World Socialist Web Site | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
Plans for a bloody crackdown by the US-backed regime in Kiev threaten to plunge Ukraine into a civil war that could draw in Russia and the NATO powers.

Via Enrique Ferro
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CADTM - Brazil: 50 years after the overthrow of democratically elected president Joao Goulart, Washington's support to the coup must not be forgotten

CADTM - Brazil: 50 years after the overthrow of democratically elected president Joao Goulart, Washington's support to the coup must not be forgotten | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
Brazil: 50 years after the army staged a coup on 2 April 1964 and overthrew President Joao Goulart, there can be no doubt about the active support provided by the US government, the World Bank and the IMF. On 2 April 2014, a US NGO, the National Security Archive (NSA!) publicized an impressive amount of declassified official documents that testify to Washington aiding and abetting the Brazilian army officerswho had overthrown Joao Goulart’s democratic governement 50 years earlier. See: http://www2.gwu.edu/ nsarchiv/NSAEB...
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Reports of Cape Town homeless 'work camps' alarming

Reports of Cape Town homeless 'work camps' alarming | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
The Cape Argus has published a shocking exposé on a City of Cape Town plan to rid the city centre of people who live and make a living on the streets.
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Les droits de l’homme au Sahara occidental vus par Malaïnine Lakhal

Les droits de l’homme au Sahara occidental vus par Malaïnine Lakhal | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
Le secrétaire d'État américain, John Kerry, effectue, aujourd’hui, une visite de deux jours, en Algérie, avant de se rendre au Maroc. Cett
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▶ Jonathan and Zuma debate who has the biggest... economy: Ogas at the top

Goodluck Jonathan and South African President Jacob Zuma debate the rebasing of the Nigerian economy.
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Essential watching - Gado and his colleagues at their best!

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Willful blindness at the World Bank

Willful blindness at the World Bank | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
As the spring meetings of the World Bank get under way, 180 organizations demand that the World Bank end its Doing Business rankings and its support of the rampant theft of land and resources from some of the world’s poorest people.
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Senegal farmers, pastoralists complain of “land-grabbing”

Senegal farmers, pastoralists complain of “land-grabbing” | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
Over nine thousand farmers and pastoralist in St. Louis in the north of Senegal are facing possible evictions from their land as multi-national agro-industries scramble for agricultural land in the region.
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#Nigeria: Stop corporate land bazaar in Edo State, ERA/FoEN cautions

#Nigeria: Stop corporate land bazaar in Edo State, ERA/FoEN cautions | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria has cautioned the Edo State Government from going ahead with plans to allocate 410,000 ha of forest land belonging to community people to corporations
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A People’s History of Muslims in the United States

A People’s History of Muslims in the United States | Daraja.net | Scoop.it

although U.S. history textbooks wouldn’t dare leave out the sanitized story of Christopher Columbus, they fail to include the Muslim-led revolt against his son, Diego, on Dec. 25, 1522. Armed with the machetes they used to cut cane, these rebels, including enslaved West African Muslims, succeeded in killing a number of colonial settlers before the insurrection was quelled; of the 15 bodies recovered, nine were Europeans. As Michael Gomez explains in Black Crescent: The Experience and Legacy of African Muslims in the Americas, Muslims were among the first to resist the colonialists. In fact, colonial authorities had long seen these “Moors” as a threat. According to Sylviane Diouf, author of Servants of Allah: African Muslims Enslaved in the Americas, colonial documents between the Crown and conquistadors describe enslaved Muslims as “arrogant, disobedient, rebellious, and incorrigible.” Diouf writes that no fewer than five decrees were issued against these rebels in the first 50 years of colonization. Records from as early as 1503 confirm a request by Nicholas de Ovando, the governor of Hispaniola, to Queen Isabella asking her to restrict further shipment of enslaved Muslims because they were “a source of scandal to the Indians, and some had fled their owners.” It’s essential that students know that resistance to colonial domination has always been a part of our history—and Muslims played a role in this resistance from the earliest days.

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Vote No

Vote No | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
In recent days Ronnie Kasrils has been referred to a rebel, a Judas, a scoundrel, as Satan, and as a disruptive, reckless and counter-revolutionary figure spitting on the long struggles and the sacrifices of our people. Alistair Sparks, who is routinely introduced as Respected journalist Alistair Sparks despite the fact that hes often little more than an unthinking hack for conservative orthodoxies of various sorts, has opined that the campaign led by Kasrils and Nozizwe Madlala-Routledge would not make an "iota of difference" and that the "ANC will not be shaken at all." Hes right in so far as the campaign is unlikely to make an iota of difference to who wins the election and by how much. But the often cartoonish vitriol directed at Kasrils in particular, as well as the Vote No campaign in general, shows that Sparks is entirely wrong about the ANC being left unshaken by the campaign.
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Teaching Arabic in the US after 9/11

Teaching Arabic in the US after 9/11 | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
On 9 May 2013 I was stabbed in front of the US Embassy in Cairo. My attacker was a young college-educated Egyptian man who had come from his village that day to kill an American in “revenge over U.S. policies in the Middle East.” At the time, ...
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Gold rush threatens West Africa's cocoa future

Gold rush threatens West Africa's cocoa future | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
YOHO, Ivory Coast (Reuters) - A month ago, Bouafu Kouassi dug a neat circular hole in the middle of his one-hectare cocoa plantation in western Ivory Coast, and, sifting through the gravel on his shovel,
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Police name top Kampala tycoons in fake titles for Entebbe land

Police name top Kampala tycoons in fake titles for Entebbe land | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
Police officials say police investigations established that the land titles of the tycoons did not exist in the lands registry at Entebbe.

Via Yekoz
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It's Not Just Uganda: Behind the Christian Right's Onslaught in Africa

It's Not Just Uganda: Behind the Christian Right's Onslaught in Africa | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
For years now, evangelical activists from the United States have been speaking out against homosexuality and cheering on antigay legislation all over Africa.
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#Rwanda genocide and the role of the IMF and World Bank

#Rwanda genocide and the role of the IMF and World Bank | Daraja.net | Scoop.it

For the genocidal project to be achieved, more than just a government was needed to devise it and acquire the necessary tools; the people also had to be impoverished and driven to a level of desperation at which they were ready to do anything. 90% of the population in Rwanda was living in the countryside, and 20% of farm families owned an acre or less. From 1982 to 1994, most of the farming population fell into poverty, while a few others at the other end of the social spectrum were accumulating a huge amount of wealth. Professor Jef Maton states that in 1982 the richest 10% of the population made 20% of rural income; in 1992 they had grabbed 41%, in 1993 45%, and in early 1994 51% |4|. The disastrous social consequences of the IMF and WB enforced policies combined with the plummeting price of coffee (itself a consequence of policies applied by the Bretton Woods institutions, and the US doing away with the cartel of coffee producers at that time) played a key role in the Rwanda crisis. Habyarimana’s regime exploited the widespread social discontent to carry out the genocide.

 
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Nkandla: Is It Just Zumas Greed?

Nkandla: Is It Just Zumas Greed? | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
When it comes to analysing how the Nkandlagate scandal could happen and what it represents, most of the analysis has been shallow. In fact, the analysis has often taken on racist undertones or merely been put down to the personal greed of President Jacob Zuma. People are rightfully angry about Nkandla and the presidents personal flaws, but Nkandlagate represents far more than this. It demonstrates how the ruling elite uses the state as a site of accumulation for their personal wealth within an economic system that is designed to encourage collusion between elites in government and in business, leading to corrupt outcomes.
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