A renaissance takes hold in Africa

By Abdoulaye Wade September 27, 2007 FOR MUCH of the last half-century, the role that African-Americans play in Africa has been more a subject of lip service and rhetorical fealty than reality. That is about to change. Without much notice… Continue Reading

Torture Flights Could Land Again

By David Cronin BRUSSELS, Sep 27 (IPS) – Seven months after a major investigation spelt out Europe’s involvement in a murky U.S. torture and kidnapping programme, the EU’s governments have claimed they are powerless to prevent such human rights abuses… Continue Reading

How the \”Gang of Four\” Lost Iraq

By Khody Akhavi WASHINGTON, Sep 26 (IPS) – Iraq, a quagmire? “No, that’s someone else’s business,” former U.S. Secretary of Defence Donald Rumsfeld brusquely told the White House press corps in the summer of 2003. “I don’t do quagmires.” The… Continue Reading

Spreading the word on malaria

By Kristi Heim Seattle Times business reporter At the World Bank headquarters in Washington, D.C., a malaria-prevention group funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation hosted lunch recently for 35 African ambassadors and a special guest, South African pop… Continue Reading

Climate of Change Confronts Wall Street

By Stephen Leahy BROOKLIN, Canada, Sep 24 (IPS) – Stockholders, investors and financial analysts are now demanding to know how climate change will affect companies’ bottom line, and a new report reveals large corporations’ risks and opportunities.

Buddhist Clergy on Collision Course With Junta

By Marwaan Macan-Markar BANGKOK, Sep 21 (IPS) – Burma’s Buddhist monks are threatening to turn an on-going protest against steep hikes in fuel prices into a religious and moral showdown with the country’s oppressive military regime.

War in the Name of Peace

Interview with Jean Bricmont, author of ‘Humanitarian Imperialism’ BRUSSELS, Sep 20 (IPS) – International law is seen by many to have been shunted aside by Western powers when launching their most significant military operations in the past decade. In 1999,… Continue Reading