Theresa May in Africa: cynical post-Brexit development agenda smacks of desperation

British Prime Minister Theresa May’s much hyped recent visit to Africa sought to create a solution to Britain’s likely post-Brexit economic woes rather than promote a development agenda benefiting Africans.

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Mugabe surrendered Zimbabweans’ US$2.76 billion to multinational corporations through “illicit financial flows”

An eye-opening report released by the Washington, D.C.-based Global Financial Integrity in December 2015 reveals an inconvenient truth: Between 2004 and 2013, Robert Mugabe’s Zimbabwe lost a staggering US$2.76 billion to multinational corporations through “illicit financial flows”.

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Revealed: Margaret Thatcher’s “Marshall Plan for southern Africa”

In the 1980s, while still labelling Nelson Mandela’s African National Congress (ANC) political party a “typical terrorist organisation,” Margaret Thatcher’s government wooed the South African apartheid regime with promises of a “Marshall Plan for southern Africa”.

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Media calls white men’s sexual violence against Black African women and girls “transactional sex”

By reporting allegations of sexual assault committed by predatory white UN peacekeepers against Black African women and girls as “consensual sex”, the media presents Black bodies as “sites for white expressions of sadism and sexual perversion”, and reproduces stereotypes informed by white supremacy. 

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