Ministère de l’Énergie: l’Algérie bloquera le rachat par Total des actifs d’Anadarko

L’Algérie envisage d’empêcher Total d’acquérir des actifs du groupe américain Anadarko dans le pays, a annoncé le ministre algérien de l’Énergie, Mohamed Arkab, devant les journalistes ce dimanche 26 mai. Pour ne pas laisser Total acheter des actifs du groupe américain Anadarko en Algérie, son gouvernement est prêt à utiliser son droit de préemption, a … Continue reading “Ministère de l’Énergie: l’Algérie bloquera le rachat par Total des actifs d’Anadarko”

South Africa: President Ramaphosa vows to tackle corruption, rejuvenate struggling economy at swearing-in

London, May 25, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Cyril Ramaphosa has been sworn in for a five-year term as South Africa‘s president, promising renewed fight against government corruption and rejuvenate the struggling economy He took the oath of office on Saturday in front of some 30,000 people at a stadium in the capital, Pretoria, Heads of state from more than 40 countries … Continue reading “South Africa: President Ramaphosa vows to tackle corruption, rejuvenate struggling economy at swearing-in”

Face au journalisme de marché, encourager la dissidence

Journalistes et intellectuels, que devons-nous faire dans un monde où 358 milliardaires détiennent davantage de richesse que près de la moitié de la population de la planète ? Où le Mozambique, bien qu’un quart des enfants y meurent de maladies infectieuses avant l’âge de cinq ans, consacre deux fois (…) / Mondialisation – 1997/06

Près de 40 milliards pour le financement des femmes en Afrique : 21 pays dont le Sénégal ciblés

Vingt et un pays admis à bénéficier de l’aide de l’Association internationale de développement (Ida) dont le Sénégal sont ciblés par le programme de discrimination positive pour le financement en faveur des femmes en Afrique (Afawa) de la Banque africaine de développement (Bad) qui a obtenu 61,8 millions de dollars, soit près de 40 milliards … Continue reading “Près de 40 milliards pour le financement des femmes en Afrique : 21 pays dont le Sénégal ciblés”

CPC, Japan’s JERA sign deal to co-purchase LNG from Mozambique

CPC Corporation, Taiwan, is partnering with Japan’s JERA Co. Inc. on a long-term agreement to procure liquefied natural gas from Mozambique, the state-run energy supplier announced May 13.   Under the accord inked with Mozambique LNG1 Company Pte. Ltd., CPC and JERA will co-purchase 1.6 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) for a base term of … Continue reading “CPC, Japan’s JERA sign deal to co-purchase LNG from Mozambique”

AFDB gets $61.8m support to boost African women entrepreneurs project

London, May 14, 2019 (AltAfrica)-The Governing Committee of the Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative (We-Fi) has approved a funding allocation of $61.8 million for the African Development Bank’s Affirmative Finance Action for Women in Africa (AFAWA) program. We-Fi is a partnership among 14 donor governments, eight multilateral development banks, and other public and private sector stakeholders, established … Continue reading “AFDB gets $61.8m support to boost African women entrepreneurs project”

Madagascar : Nouvelles razzias chinoises… Par Richard Labévière

Source : Proche & Moyen-Orient, Richard Labévière, 08-04-2019 Diego-Suarez (Antsiranana)/Tananarive (Antananarivo), 5 avril. Lumière fracassante du petit matin. Mouettes et cormorans virevoltent dans le sillage d’écume annonçant la terre qui cambre sa croupe végétale à l’horizon. A bâbord, le bras de mer qui ouvre la passe d’accès au port de Diégo est flanqué d’une fortification … Continue reading “Madagascar : Nouvelles razzias chinoises… Par Richard Labévière”

A Permanent, Soylent-Based Solution to Capitalism

Photograph Source: I, Dfrg.msc – CC BY-SA 3.0 The architects of “regime change” in Venezuela and Iran know only too well that their interventions never bring about anything beyond chaos, destruction and death.  Our Overlords are not deluded, pie-in-the-sky dreamers but clear-sighted, rational merchants of nightmares.  Where we see endless despair and violence as a … Continue reading “A Permanent, Soylent-Based Solution to Capitalism”

Populism, nationalist rhetoric and the unending agony of Africans in South Africa

London, May 5, 2019 (AltAfrica)-African nationals living in South Africa, whether as undocumented migrants, asylum-seekers, refugees, or citizens have long struggled for full inclusion in society. But advocates say their situation has worsened as elections approach and that the rise of global nationalism, particularly in the US from President Donald Trump, is to blame South … Continue reading “Populism, nationalist rhetoric and the unending agony of Africans in South Africa”

UN grants $13 million emergency fund to Mozambique for Cyclone Kenneth damage

London, April 29, 2019 (AltAfrica)-The United Nations will grant Mozambique and the Comoros Islands $13 million in emergency funds to help provide food and water and repair damage to infrastructure, the organisation said late on Sunday, after the second cyclone in a month slammed into the region. Cyclone Kenneth crashed into the northern province of the … Continue reading “UN grants $13 million emergency fund to Mozambique for Cyclone Kenneth damage”

Mozambique begins compulsory evacuations as Cyclone Kenneth makes landfall

London, April 26, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Compulsory evacuations have begun in northern Mozambique where a powerful tropical cyclone is expected to make landfall by early Friday, just six weeks after Cyclone Idai devastated the central part of the country and left hundreds dead. AFP reports that authorities resorted to compulsory evacuations in cases where residents resisted warnings … Continue reading “Mozambique begins compulsory evacuations as Cyclone Kenneth makes landfall”

SMEs farmers in Nigeria, Ghana, six other African countries get $3m grant from AFDB, partners

London, April 25, 2019 (AltAfrica)-The Agriculture Fast Track Fund (AFT), hosted by the African Development Bank, has announced $ 3,390,000 funding for 17 new small and medium enterprises, SMEs in the agriculture sector as part of its transformative support for food security, income enhancement, job creation, and improving the livelihoods of smallholder farmers in Africa. … Continue reading “SMEs farmers in Nigeria, Ghana, six other African countries get $3m grant from AFDB, partners”

La gestion de la sècheresse au Cap peut servir d’exemple à d’autres villes

Le Cap a frôlé le « Jour zéro » – celui où l’eau ne coule plus des robinets – en août 2018. ShutterstockLes phénomènes météorologiques extrêmes, comme le cyclone Idai, qui a récemment dévasté Beira (Mozambique) et l’ouragan Harvey qui a frappé Houston (États-Unis) en 2017, constituent des situations d’urgence climatique auxquelles les villes doivent de plus … Continue reading “La gestion de la sècheresse au Cap peut servir d’exemple à d’autres villes”

Zero Fucks Given. Sanctioned North Korea Makes Due by Cyber-Robbing World Banks

The Reconnaissance General Bureau, North Korea’s equivalent to the CIA, has trained up the world’s greatest bank-robbing crews. In just the past few years, RGB hackers have struck more than 100 banks and cryptocurrency exchanges around the world, pilfering more than $650 million. That we know of. It was among the greatest heists against a United … Continue reading “Zero Fucks Given. Sanctioned North Korea Makes Due by Cyber-Robbing World Banks”

Capitalocène, racisme environnemental et écoféminisme

« En dehors du fait que les méthodes d’exploitation ne correspondent pas au niveau de développement social, mais aux conditions accidentelles et fort inégales dans lesquelles les producteurs sont individuellement placés, nous assistons dans ces deux formes [petite et grande culture] à une exploitation gaspilleuse des ressources du sol au lieu d’une culture consciencieuse et … Continue reading “Capitalocène, racisme environnemental et écoféminisme”

Pity About No Collusion, But They’ve Still Got the Cold War to Heat Up

Donald Trump is a narcissistic boor who tells lies with a casual indifference that might be regarded with amusement (“My father is German, was German, born in a very wonderful place in Germany”) were he not a malevolent poseur with all the style and attraction of a sock full of wet spaghetti. He is a spiteful mendacious … Continue reading “Pity About No Collusion, But They’ve Still Got the Cold War to Heat Up”

Defence of European Empires was Original NATO Goal

By Yves Engler. Second in a four-part series on the 70th anniversary of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. The first installment  in this series discussed how NATO was set up partly to blunt the European Left. The other major factor driving the creation of NATO was a desire to bolster colonial authority and bring the … Continue reading “Defence of European Empires was Original NATO Goal”