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Business & human rights in Africa: lots of talk, but little action

Only 9% of companies active in Africa say they will change behavior after being confronted with environmental and human rights violations. That’s one conclusion from the report on business and …

Environmentalism and anti-colonialism are dangerous activities in a country like Niger

By Nick Meynen. In the shadow of French President Hollande’s West-Africa Tour, dissenting views on extraction and environmental justice were silenced. In Niger, ten members of the Network of organizations for …

Electrify -and Scorch- Africa

By Amanda Blank Africa is a significant exporter of cheap energy, namely dirty fuels like gas, oil, coal, and uranium for nuclear energy. While energy is cheaply exported, the local consequences …

Africa and climate change: adapting to indifference

By Khadija Sharife.  EJOLT collaborator and investigative journalist Khadija Sharife just published on climate adaptation for Africa in The Africa Report. Here are some excerpts: “The impacts of pollution on vulnerable continents …

Godwin Ojo on “keep oil in the soil”

Godwin Ojo (Nigeria) will guide you from the slogan “keep oil in the soil” to the alternatives proposed and the ways to achieve a post-oil economy. Debates on biomass and …

Nnimmo Bassey on green economy (2)

Nnimmo Bassey (Nigeria) will guide you through the seductive ‘green economy’ and explain how the way it is currently promoted by UN agencies such as UNEP is rather giving a …

Ten African countries going for the green economy of the 1%

By Michele Maynard. The recently adopted text “The Future We Want” by Heads of States attending the Rio+20 Earth Summit is, yet again, a reflection of the narrow interests of the …

To Cook a Continent: book review

Instead of asking the question what can be done about or for Africa, Nnimmo Bassey asks a much more pertinent question: what is being done to Africa and how should …