Trading with the Enemy

Trading with the Enemy

U.S. economic policy toward Africa has done little to promote democracy, transparency, or sustainability.

Film: The Dark Side of Chocolate

Film: The Dark Side of Chocolate

Join Tiffany Williams, Advocacy Director for IPS’ Break the Chain Campaign and Emira Woods, Co-Director of  IPS’ Foreign Policy In Focus project as we present a screening of The Dark Side of Chocolate, a documentary film by Miki Mistrati and U. Roberto Romano about the continued allegations of trafficking of children and child labor in the international cocoa industry.

Is China Greening Africa?

Is China smartening up its environmental and social act in Africa? It certainly wants to be seen as doing just that.

Assessing Women’s Rights in Nigeria

The Nigerian government needs to show commitment to the Protocol on the Rights of Women in Africa by passing relevant laws and allocating funds to women’s rights.

Justice In The Congo & Great Lakes Region: A Legal Framework

Justice In The Congo & Great Lakes Region: A Legal Framework

Impunity, lack of accountable and injustices have reigned in the Great Lakes Region for the past 16 years. The United Nations published a report that calls for the establishment of an international mechanism that will deliver justice to the people of the region who have suffered at the hands of armed groups and regional militias and armies. Experts from the American Bar Association and the National Lawyers Guild will weigh in on this matter by proposing a way forward for both local and international stakeholders in delivering justice to the people of Congo and the Great Lakes Region of Africa.

Food Sovereignty and Land Grabs In Africa

Food Sovereignty and Land Grabs In Africa

Making food available for all without damaging the environment is one of the most important global challenges for the 21st century. The use of agricultural products in industrialized countries to make biofuels put at risk global food security. Land degradation, natural disasters related to climate change, declining water and energy resources are likely to have a negative impact on world food security.