November 23, 2021 Africa/Global: From Climate Denial to Deceit and Delay
Asad Rehman of War on Want spoke to the presidency of COP26 with words that
resonated far from Glasgow: “The rich have refused to do their fair share,
more empty words on climate finance. You have turned your backs on the poorest
who face a crisis of Covid, economic and climate apartheid because of the
actions of the richest. It is immoral for the rich to talk about the future of
their children and grandchildren when the children of the Global South are
dying now.” Less than 2 minutes.
November 2, 2021 Africa/Global: The Heat is On! Time to Act!
The warnings are consistent and devastating, across the political spectrum
from the International Monetary Fund from climate activists mobilizing at the
climate summit in Glasgow and around the world. There are only eight years to
have any chance of bending the curve of fossil fuel emissions sufficiently to
avoid mounting climate chaos. Predictions are also consistent that the
government officials gathered at the summit will continue to let promises and
belated minimal policy shifts substitute for significant action.
October 15 , 2021 Africa/Global: Hardly a Dent in #VaccineApartheid
“Millions of people remain at risk of dying from COVID-19 because high-income
countries (HICs), including the US, continue to hoard excess vaccine doses,
warns a new report released [on October 11] by Doctors Without
Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). The international medical humanitarian
organization is calling on governments to commit to a concrete plan to
redistribute vaccine doses to low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) via
COVAX or regional procurement bodies by the end of October.”
August 26, 2021 Mozambique/Global: “Most Egregious Corruption Case of the 21st Century”
“In my view the hidden debt scandal is the most egregious corruption case of the 21st century. In dollar terms, the Malaysian 1MBD case is larger, but Malaysia is far wealthier than Mozambique, ranked 47th out of 185 countries on GDP per capita whereas Mozambique ranks 180.“ - Richard Messick, senior contributor to the Global Anticorruption Blog and pro bono legal counsel to the Budget Monitoring Forum, a civil society coalition in Mozambique.
July 27, 2021 USA/Global: Let Cuba Live!
The Biden administration has now been in office for six months,
along with a narrow Democratic majority in Congress. So it seems an
appropriate time for a report card. I offered my evaluation in another AfricaFocus Bulletin sent out today, entitled “Building Back Better? Or Not?” But as I was finalizing that Bulletin, I realized that the rising U.S. attacks on Cuba are a key indicator of how things are going.
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July 27, 2021
USA/Africa: Building Back Better? Or Not?
June 14, 2021
USA/Global: Bad Days for Big Oil (except in the GOP)
May 31, 2021
Mozambique/Global: Fossil Fuels, Debt, and Corruption
May 31, 2021
Mozambique/Global: War, Intervention, and Solidarity
May 17, 2021
Africa/Global: Decolonizing Medical Technology
May 3, 2021
Africa/Global: African-Language Literature in Global Scholarship
April 19, 2021
Confronting Global Apartheid Demands Global Solidarity
April 6, 2021
Africa/Global: People's Vaccine vs. Vaccine Apartheid
March 22, 2021
Sahel: Questioning Counterterrorism?
March 8, 2021
USA/Global: Taxing the Tech Giants
February 22, 2021
Africa/Global: The Inequality Virus
February 8, 2021
Ethiopia: No End to War in Devastated Tigray
January 26, 2021
Africa/Global: Distant Horizon for Vaccine Equity
December 14, 2020
Africa/Global: State of Tax Justice 2020
November 30, 2020
USA/Africa: Build Back Better on Africa Policy
November 30, 2020
USA/Global: On Climate, How Much Will Be New?
November 18, 2020
Ethiopia: Not Too Late to Step Back from War?
October 23, 2020
Nigeria: A New Generation Steps Up
October 13, 2020
Africa/Global: The Future's Not in Plastics
September 28, 2020
USA/Global: Millions Displaced by US Post-9/11 Wars
September 23, 2020
USA/Global: Overhauling U.S. Foreign Policy
September 14, 2020
India/Africa: Common Threads of Kanga and Vitenge