Target: Africa

Al-Qaeda is having a near-death experience, so why is the Obama administration opening a new front against terrorism in Africa?

Obama: Selectively Honoring MLK

Obama: Selectively Honoring MLK

While the President honored MLK’s work for civil rights and economic justice, he did not mention King’s equally important work against the Vietnam War and U.S. militarism.

Film: Pray the Devil Back to Hell – second screening

Film: Pray the Devil Back to Hell – second screening

Join us for a preview and panel discussion of the October 18 episode, Pray the Devil Back to Hell, the astonishing story of the Liberian women who took on the warlords and regime of dictator Charles Taylor in the midst of a brutal civil war, and won a once unimaginable peace for their shattered country in 2003. The post-screening discussion will feature IPS Foreign Policy In Focus co-director, Emira Woods, who is from Liberia and Dr. Carl Patrick Burrowes, Associate Professor of Communications and Humanities and also from Liberia.

Perspectives on Climate Justice: From D.C. to Durban

Perspectives on Climate Justice: From D.C. to Durban

Across the world, communities of color and people living in poverty are disproportionately impacted by climate change. Droughts have pushed parts of Kenya, Ethiopia and Somaliland to near the point of collapse, threatening the lives and livelihoods of more than 10 million people.  In the US, nearly 350 people died in unprecedented tornadoes, with hundreds more affected by floods along the Mississippi River, and droughts across the South.

Prospects and Challenges of the Africa Mining Vision

Two decades after the World Bank took the lead in liberalizing mining codes across Africa, the continent is united on the need to reform their mining codes to derive greater benefits. In 2008, the African Union adopted the African Mining Vision (AMV) 2050, which lays out a roadmap to achieve mining reforms on Africa’s own terms. Under the directive of the AU, the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) constituted a body known as the International Study Group (ISG) to produce a report that would provide an intellectual basis for translating the AMV into policy. The report has been produced and was validated at a continent-wide meeting organised by the AU/UNECA in October 2010.

Energy Finance: Perspectives from the Experts

Energy Finance: Perspectives from the Experts

With a global climate crisis fueled by rising greenhouse gas emissions on one hand and 1.6 billion people lacking access to electricity on the other the global community faces a serious quandary: How do we increase energy access while ensuring that our growing energy supply is clean and renewable? How can we structure a financing regime that meets both our environmental and social goals?

Film: Pray the Devil Back to Hell – first screening

Film: Pray the Devil Back to Hell – first screening

Join us for a preview and panel discussion of the October 18 episode, Pray the Devil Back to Hell, the astonishing story of the Liberian women who took on the warlords and regime of dictator Charles Taylor in the midst of a brutal civil war, and won a once unimaginable peace for their shattered country in 2003. The post-screening discussion will feature IPS Foreign Policy In Focus co-director, Emira Woods, who is from Liberia and Dr. Carl Patrick Burrowes, Associate Professor of Communications and Humanities and also from Liberia.

End U.S. Military and NATO aggression in Libya, says Coalition

Major national organizations call for ceasefire in Libya, de-funding of U.S. military and intelligence operations. They call for an internationally-led ceasefire and negotiations between the warring parties, generous humanitarian assistance, and a strict arms embargo.

Author Event: The African American Odyssey of John Kizell

Author Event: The African American Odyssey of John Kizell

The Institute for Policy Studies’ Foreign Policy in Focus project and Teaching for Change present a book signing and discussion of The African American Odyssey of John Kizell, by Kevin Lowther. In this biography, Lowther discusses African complicity in the slave trade and examines how it may have contributed to Sierra Leone’s latter-day struggles as an independent state. The African American Odyssey of John Kizell illustrates the life of Kizell, a West African enslaved in South Carolina that escaped and fought on the side of the British during the Revolutionary War.

Film: The Big Banana

Film: The Big Banana

The movie The Big Banana banned in Cameroon, describes the poor working conditions in banana plantations in the Plantation du Haut Penja (PHP) and exposes the impact of Corporatocracy Government of the people by Corporation and for Corporation) on Tropical Democracy.

Malawi Makes, Africa Takes?

Malawi Makes, Africa Takes?

Malawi has turned around its agricultural sector. Can it overcome political challenges to become a model for Africa?

Seeing No Evil In The Congo

Seeing No Evil In The Congo

The United States and its allies, Rwanda and Uganda, have played a significant role in the greatest humanitarian crisis at the dawn of the 21st century.