The Tanzanian government had planned to lease the 1,500 square kilometers of Maasai ancestral land to Otterlo Business Corporation, which a group of Dubai royal families own, according to petitioners. But after evictions in 2009, 2013 and 2017, the Maasai sought legal recourse, reports Charles Wachira.
Heavily dependent on grain imports and suffering its worst financial crisis, Tunisia is struggling with the global wheat shortage brought on by the fallout of the Russian “special military operation” in Ukraine. That’s why Ramadan, known in the Islamic calendar to be a holy month of fasting—but also of feasting and consumption—is looking different this year, reports Alessandra Bajec.
Paralysis, tuberculosis and silicosis are just some of the tragedies that befall miners in South Africa. But mine owners have denied healthcare and compensation, reports New Frame's Naledi Sikhakhane.
If anyone expected ambitious delivery of climate finance given the rhetoric at the United Nations’ 26th Conference of Parties (COP26), they would be disappointed. Ongoing discussions regarding climate funding to help developing countries meet their obligations reveal serious limitations, according to experts Rishika Pardikar interviewed.
Mali's popular demonstrations in January may constitute the beginning of a real departure for the French colonialist from West Africa, while Russia's profile in the region rises, writes Kribsoo Diallo.
Pressure from the United States is going to ensure that the only realistic outcome of negotiations is continued Moroccan control of Western Sahara. All parties involved in the conflict are readying for battle. Far from peace, the Abraham Accords are going to accelerate a return to war in this part of Africa, writes Vijay Prashad.