Red Star Over Africa Update

China eyes the Congo River

New development projects along the Congo River are bound to restore colonialist structures and looting of resources in the DRC. These will benefit elite companies and countries, but fail to prioritise poverty and access by the poor – serving only as a repressive tool to locals.

http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/features/91300

 

BRICS corporate snapshots in Africa

The BRICS are united in their drive for foreign direct investment, a thirst for natural resources and poor environmental regulation. A closer examination of the predatory capitalist penetration of each BRIC nation reveals multi-national companies carving up Africa in a similar way the countries of the 1884 Berlin conference did to Africa.

http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/features/91298

 

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