Selon une étude des responsables du Programme alimentaire mondial (PAM), avec la grave sècheresse qui frappe actuellement le Sud de Madagascar, près de 47% de la population locale ne mange plus qu'un seul repas par jour. Au début de l'année, ce chiffre n'était que de 13%. Les régions les plus...
Here’s what they don’t teach: When the blind-deaf visionary learned that poor people were more likely to be blind than others, she set off down a pacifist, socialist path that broke the boundaries of her time—and continues to challenge ours today.
Increasingly, development money is being channelled through third parties such as banks or private equity funds. The world’s leading proponent of this financing model, the International Finance Corporation, spent $36bn this way in just the four years leading
It's hard to imagine a more clear example of the power of recording on-duty police officers than the video that led to the arrest and charging of North Charleston, South Carolina, police Officer Michael Slager on Tuesday.
The IMF has been charging an effective interest rate of 3.6% on its loans to Greece. This is far more than the interest rate the institution needs to meet all its costs, currently around 0.9%. If this was the actual interest rate Greece had been paying the IMF since 2010, it would have spent €2.5 billion less on payments.
Out of its lending to all countries in debt crisis between 2010 and 2014 the IMF has made a total profit of €8.4 billion, over a quarter of which is effectively from Greece. All of this money has been added to the Fund’s reserves, which now total €19 billion. These reserves would be used to meet the costs from a country defaulting on repayments. Greece’s total debt to the IMF is currently €24 billion.
Out-of-court settlement prevents human rights group EarthRights International filing a lawsuit against Barrick Gold in the United States.
Eleven women and girls who were raped, gang-raped or violently molested in the Papua New Guinea Highlands have reached an out-of-court settlement with the world's biggest gold miner, having refused to accept the "insulting" compensation paid to 120 fellow victims of the company's security guards.
"It would be like accepting lollies as compensation," one of the 11 told Fairfax Media. Identified only as Jane Doe 10, she was 14 when she and two teenage friends were raped in 2010 at the Porgera mine, owned by the Barrick Gold Corporation.
No one wants to have to leave their home, but many of our brothers and sisters have had to flee war, violence and poverty for a better life in South Africa, as many of our own people fled to other nations during apartheid. Pledge to support organisations by donating food, clothes, toiletries and money to these local organisations.
The leaked investment chapter of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement - the mega-trade and investment deal currently being negotiated in secret between the United States and eleven Pacific Rim countries (Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam) - fully confirms the views of the IUF and the many other critics of this and similar agreements. It is a corporate power grab seeking to expand the reach and the enforcement muscle of transnational investors, deliberately and misleadingly packaged as a 'trade agreement'.
The investment chapter, published by WikiLeaks https://wikileaks.org/tpp-investment/TPP-Investment-Chapter-Analysis/pag... March 25 together with a detailed analysis by Public Citizen, expands the capacity of corporate investors to enforce claims through closed tribunals which can directly challenge laws, regulations and decisions of courts and government licensing and patent authorities of signatory countries at national and sub-national level.
Amongst its many other attributes, South Africa could arguably be called the Commission capital of the world. In the last 14 years alone there have been no less than 10 national-level, high profile Commissions of Inquiry - five of which have yet to run their course. What is a great deal in doubt though is whether all these Commissions have achieved anything other than to soak up large amounts of public monies whilst controlling and manipulating public opinion and simultaneously avoiding politica
Last Saturday, Walter Scott was driving his Mercedes in North Charleston, S.C., when he was pulled over by police officer Michael Slager for driving with a broken taillight. Scott had a complicated life, as many of us do. He was employed and engaged; he owed back child support; in all likelihood he really didn’t want to go to jail. When Slager approached, Scott ran.
How significant are the recent wave of protests that have engulfed South Africa over the past decade? Are they another means of pressurising the ANC into delivering better services or do they represent a new form of anti-systemic politics that promises to transform society? Scholars are divided on the issue. One view holds that protests constitute a challenge to the state and neoliberalism giving the protests more significance, as forces for transformation. Another holds that protests are merely
A 51-year-old white Australian woman, who subjected a black African family to racial abuse and threatened them with a crowbar, has been charged with assault and racial harassment. The woman claims she was tired of feeling like a minority in her own country. Multicultural policies that replaced the White Australia policy of the 1970s have cultivated feelings of resentment amongst some white Australians. Blacks moving into predominantly white neighbourhoods are subjected to varying responses from
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