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Neoliberal Frontiers

July 13, 2012

Neoliberalism has had a central place in economic rationale for the past forty years. In Neoliberal Frontiers, Brenda Chalfin gives a great insight of what it means in specific interventions. She analyses how Ghana renegotiates its sovereignty in a seemingly economic laissez-faire context. Since the mid seventies, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World… Read More ›

The Dark Sahara: America’s war on terror in Africa

Since the dawn of time, the Sahara has been a place generating both feelings of attraction and fear. The immensity of the desert, the endless sandy dunes, and not to forget the scorching Sun have certainly contributed to beget the natural curiosity for this part of the world. Recently the Sahara has regularly been mentioned… Read More ›

The betrayal of Africa

The betrayal of Africa was recommended to me awhile ago by a fellow collaborator at the radio programme Amandla. When I came across it, and I saw how small it was, the first thing that came to my mind was: “is it possible to summarize Africa‚Äôs difficulties in less than two hundred pages?” It seemed… Read More ›