In a desperate bid to pass key governance and economic management evaluations, President Ernest Koroma had singularly appointed Caroline Thomas, a British National, to a special State House office to gather and manage data, massage figures, and do projections in order to insure that the APC government passes the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) test and qualify for a $340 million grant from the United States treasury.
LUSAKA, Nov 1 2012 (IPS) - Increased agricultural development in Zambia will actually compromise the country’s food security as peasant farmers continue to be driven off their customary land to pave the way for large-scale local and foreign agribusiness, according to the University of Zambia’s dean of the school of agriculture, Dr. Mickey Mwala.
By Ngala Killian Chimtom
YAOUNDE, 23 oct (IPS) – Clarisse Kimbi gagne à peine sa vie à partir d'une petite parcelle dans le village de Kom, dans la région Nord-Ouest du Cameroun. Aujourd'hui, cette mère de six enfants a du mal à mettre de la nourriture sur la table pour elle et ses enfants.
Mais il y a cinq ans, elle, son mari et ses enfants étaient considérés comme aisés.
Le CED et le RELUFA sont résolus à aller jusqu’au bout du combat qui devrait permettre d’interrompre les investissements de palmier à huile par un groupe américain
The financial collapse of a project by UK-based Sun Biofuels shows how the development dream can quickly turn into a nightmare for local people. Land and water resources that had been held collectively is now fenced off from villagers while the promises of infrastructure, jobs and better life never materialized. Redeye host Lorraine Chisholm speaks with Frederic Mousseau, policy director at the Oakland Institute.
There is growing concern in some African countries over the purchase of vast pieces of land in Africa by foreign business interests and governments and by the local elite. A report released last year by the researchers of the Oakland Institute in the United States said outside governments and foreign corporations have been purchasing large areas of land in Africa. The Society of the Missionaries of Africa, also known as the White Fathers, has also expressed concerns about this trend.