Opinion: Illicit Financial Flows

By Jomo Kwame Sundaram KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Apr 2016 (IPS) – International capital flows are now more than 60 times the value of trade flows. The Bank of International Settlements (BIS) is now of the view that large international financial… Continue Reading

The sugar conspiracy

Ian Leslie | | The Guardian In 1972, a British scientist sounded the alarm that sugar – and not fat – was the greatest danger to our health. But his findings were ridiculed and his reputation ruined. How did the… Continue Reading

Opinion: Panama, Secrecy and Tax Havens

By Jomo Kwame Sundaram* KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Apr 2016 (IPS) – Unlike Wikileaks’ exposes, the recent Panama revelations were quite selective, targeted, edited and carefully managed. Most observers attribute this to the political agendas of its mainly American funders. Nevertheless,… Continue Reading

Climate: Africa’s Human Existence Is at Severe Risk

By Baher Kamal CAIRO, Apr 2016 (IPS) – “Africa’s human existence and development is under threat from the adverse impacts of climate change – its population, ecosystems and unique biodiversity will all be the major victims of global climate change.”

Out of Africa (Parts I and II)

Thomas L. Friedman The New York Times Agadez, NIGER — It’s Monday and that means it’s moving day in Agadez, the northern Niger desert crossroad that is the main launching pad for migrants out of West Africa. Fleeing devastated agriculture,… Continue Reading