Bolloré and Africa

Bolloré and Africa

(land grabbing human rights violations, oil palm plantations)


Le franc CFA : French monetary imperialism ?

Le franc CFA
The West African CFA franc (French: franc CFA or simply franc) is the currency of eight independent states in West Africa namely Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Guinea Bissau, Mali, Niger,Senegal and Togo

AIDS in Africa’s great lakes region

A combination of over-fishing, illegal fishing, pollution and climate change has strained the lake’s fish stock, causing many in the industry to struggle.

Fishermen, exploiting the difficulty for female fish traders to make a living, are known to give preferential treatment to them in return for sex. The practice has led to very high rates of HIV/AIDS among fishing communities in the area – about 30 percent prevalence rate compared to the national average of 7.5 percent.

(IBT,  Nathan Siegel)