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January 19, 2022  USA/Africa: Bronx Fire Devastates Gambian Community
    “This is the heart of the problem. If housing vulnerable people is an asset class – not a social good, or a human right – then generating returns for investors will always be in a zero-sum relationship with providing safe housing for those people. Landlords will always be in the middle; and when they’re taking sides, as they must in housing for profit, investors will always win.” - Annia Ciezadlo

December 23, 2021  USA/Africa: Pandora Papers Keep Giving
    2021 was a banner year for attention to national and international tax reforms to reduce tax evasion and avoidance, with legislation in the United States spearheaded by the FACT Coalition and a global reform deal proposed by the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). But the Pandora Papers also demonstrated the pervasive scale of illicit financial flows that siphon off wealth into an “offshore” world of secrecy.

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. Watch here!

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.”

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AfricaFocus Archive: by date | by place | by topic

August 26, 2021  
    Mozambique/Global: “Most Egregious Corruption Case of the 21st Century”
July 27, 2021  
    USA/Global: Let Cuba Live!
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

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