Perspectives on Geopolitics, History, and Political Economy

Unrest Brings North-East Nigeria Next to Starvation

Unrest Brings North-East Nigeria Next to Starvation

Feb 24, 2017

Global Geopolitics and Political Economy Net – IPS   By Lyndal Rowlands UNITED NATIONS, Feb 24 2017 (IPS) – Years of violence and unrest in North-East Nigeria have left millions of people at risk of starving to death. Both the violent up surging of Boko Haram and the government’s harsh military crackdown have left already historically marginalised...

Why Kenya Must Create a Million New Jobs Annually

Why Kenya Must Create a Million New Jobs Annually

Feb 1, 2017

Global Geopolitics and Political Economy Net – IPS   Equipping young people with skills through vocational training creates opportunity for decent work and reduces gender inequality Photo James Ochweri/UNDP Kenya. By Ambassador Victor Ronneberg and Siddharth Chatterjee NAIROBI, Feb 1 2017 (IPS) – It is estimated that 3000 Kenyans are born every day,...

DR Congo President Ignores UN and Citizen Protests

DR Congo President Ignores UN and Citizen Protests

Dec 21, 2016

Global Geopolitics and Political Economy Net – IDN InDepthNews   By Global Information Network NEW YORK | KINSHASA (IDN) – Considering that the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the world’s largest producer of cobalt ore, and a major producer of copper and diamonds, has never had a peaceful transfer of power since independence from Belgium in 1960,...

Refugees from Boko Haram Languish in Cameroon

Refugees from Boko Haram Languish in Cameroon

Dec 16, 2016

Global Geopolitics and Political Economy Net – IPS   By Mbom Sixtus MINAWAO CAMP, Cameroon, Dec 16 2016 (IPS) – Tears spring to Aichatou Njoya’s eyes as she recalls the day Islamic militants from Boko Haram arrived on her doorstep in Nigeria. “It was on May 24, 2013. My husband was sleeping in his room while I was on the other side of the house with...

Kenya Struggles to Combat Al-Shabaab’s Cross-Border Attacks

Kenya Struggles to Combat Al-Shabaab’s Cross-Border Attacks

Dec 11, 2016

Originally Published on The Jamestown Foundation By: Sunguta West Al-Shabaab has increased attacks in areas near the Kenyan border in recent months, as local and international military action pushes the al-Qaeda affiliated group out of its hideouts in southern Somalia. Analysts believe the militants now have bases in the north and northeastern regions of...

New Anti-Corruption Leader Takes the Helm in Ghana

New Anti-Corruption Leader Takes the Helm in Ghana

Dec 11, 2016

Global Geopolitics and Political Economy Net – IPS   By Kwaku Botwe KUMASI, Ghana, Dec 11 2016 (IPS) – Ghanaian opposition leader Nana Akufo-Addo has made history as the first son of a former president to lead the West African country, beating incumbent President John Mahama in the 2016 presidential elections held on Wednesday, Dec. 7. Nana...

Food Insecurity: An Agent for Violent Conflict

Food Insecurity: An Agent for Violent Conflict

Dec 11, 2016

Global Geopolitics and Political Economy Net – IPS   By Dominique Von Rohr ROME, Dec 11 2016 (IPS) – Up to two billion people live in countries affected by violence, conflict and fragility. Often, such political instability goes hand in hand with food insecurity. “Conflicts have pushed over 56 million people either into crisis or emergency levels of...

Mining Deepening South Africa’s Climate Change Crisis

Mining Deepening South Africa’s Climate Change Crisis

Dec 8, 2016

Global Geopolitics and Political Economy Net – IDN InDepthNews   By Jeffrey Moyo JOHANNESBURG (ACP-IDN) – Mariette Lieferink has been dubbed South Africa’s climate change hero and she is prominently featured as the country’s leading environmental activist in South African media. Now, moved by the heavy contribution of the country’s mines to...

Unleashing Africa’s Full Potential

Unleashing Africa’s Full Potential

Dec 2, 2016

Global Geopolitics and Political Economy Net – IPS   By Ambassador Amina Mohamed Amb. Amina Mohamed is the Cabinet Secretary for Foreign Affairs and a Kenya’s candidate for the position of Chairperson of the African Union Commission. NAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 2 2016 (IPS) – Africa is the cradle of mankind and home to the youngest population in the world....

Battle of the Desert (I): To Fight or to Flee?

Battle of the Desert (I): To Fight or to Flee?

Nov 18, 2016

Global Geopolitics and Political Economy Net – IPS   By Baher Kamal ROME, Nov 18 2016 (IPS) – To fight or to flee? These are the stark choices Maria, a single mother from the Bangalala midlands of Tanzania, faces repeatedly. “After the rains failed for a few years, some neighbours claimed our trees were drawing too much water from the ground. We cut...

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