Beware Aid Agencies Bearing Gifts

USAID’s so-called ‘democracy promotion programmes’ are designed to foment dissent against governments unfriendly to Washington By Linda S.Heard | Special to Gulf NewsPublished: 20:00 April 21, 2014 There is no such thing as a free lunch as states that are recipients of western aid understand only too well. The naive may believe that foreign aid […]

Message to the African Wildlife Foundation

[vimeo http://vimeo.com/52192689]Nakuru Lemiruni sends a message to those responsible for evicting the Samburu tribe from their land.. The Samburu of Kisargei, in Kenya’s Laikipia district, were brutally evicted from the lands they call home in 2010 after the land was sold to the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF). AWF, using funds from The Nature Conservancy (TNC), […]

Green Climate Fund Junket

The U.N’s Green Climate fund has so far received 7.5 million dollars in funds from a small number of countries. What do you think a bunch of dull, grey conference types would do with it? Sure enough they spent it all on their own salaries, offices, travel and finding new ways to be boring. Try […]

Hot air and carbon crooks: The reality of carbon trading

[On 10th Sept 2013], “Varm luft for milliarder”, a documentary by Tom Heinemann, was broadcast on Danish television. It’s an exceptionally good documentary, with beautiful photography and featuring interviews with politicians, academics, a carbon trader, a journalist and an activist. The narration is by Danish actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Headhunters, Game of Thrones, Black Hawk Down). […]

Cashless Society Arrives in Africa

It was recently announced at the World Economic Forum in Cape Town, South Africa that MasterCard and the Nigerian National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) under the government of Nigeria would form a partnership to distribute a new identity card to every Nigerian citizen.  The purpose of the card is to have all Nigerian citizens participate […]