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Featured Articles
Ending Africa's Hunger

Powerful actors in the North are pushing for a new Green Revolution for Africa based on technological transfers to increase food production - an approach that empowers corporate agri-business and marginalises African farmers advocating their own solution to the food crisis, say Raj Patel, Eric Holt-Gimenez and Annie Shattuck.

Kenya: One Year On

One year after the formation of a coalition government in Kenya to address post-electoral violence, a critical report by Judge Phillip Waki has caused a ‘ticking time bomb' for Kenyan politicians and opened up new possibilities for Kenyan civil society.

Lessons of Zimbabwe

A preoccupation with the personality of Robert Mugabe has resulted in a narrow perspective of Zimbabwe's current problems. Instead, any understanding of the country's ills must start with an important historical legacy: post-colonial land reform. By Mahmood Mamdani.

Inequality, Not Identity, Fuels Violence in Kenya

From day-one of the crisis that has gripped Kenya this year, much of the mainstream media has been quick to label the violence “tribal warfare,” while the top US envoy to Africa called the Kenyan clashes “ethnic cleansing.” The problem with those terms is that they don’t actually explain anything.

No Development, No Peace

Anyone interested in peacemaking, poverty reduction, and Africa's future should read the new United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) report titled 'Sudan: Post-Conflict Environmental Assessment'.

The Scramble for Africa's Oil

The Pentagon is to reorganise its military command structure in response to growing fears that the United States is seriously ill-equipped to fight the war against terrorism in Africa.

Why Africa Needs a Marshall Plan

Robert Zoellick, the likely new president of the World Bank, will face a long to-do list, but at or near the top will be the dire economic conditions in much of sub-Saharan Africa. As a seasoned diplomat, Mr Zoellick will seek counsel from many sources. But the best advice may be in the history books.