If the whole world wants cobalt, and all the cobalt is in Congo, why are people in the country dying of hunger?
The paradox of one of the world’s most resource-plentiful countries, with huge riches but a population in dire straits. Finding a treasure when digging a latrine. If that sounds like an old fairy tale, it really can come true in the Democratic Republic of Congo – a place with all… »
By Amy Hall 3 August 2017 for openDemocracy Zambian villagers await a landmark judgement that could help hold British companies to account for their actions abroad. Over 1,800 people from farming and fishing communities near Chingola, Zambia are waiting to hear if… »
Activist Vandana Shiva launched a strong and hopeful message during the “Poison at the Doors” conference in Rome on July 10. According to the Indian scientist, 70% of the food consumed worldwide is still grown by small and medium scale farmers. However, she says that industry multinationals selling low quality… »
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