Africa

Dr. Tewfik Hamel: “Terrorism risks to become unmanageable in the near future” (Part 2)

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Dr. Tewfik Hamel

Mohsen Abdelmoumen: Do you think that Algeria remains a major regional player and with what means of pressure will Algeria be able to weigh in the Sahel region? Does the internal crisis of governance not affect the regional role that Algeria can claim?

Dr. Tewfik Hamel: In the 1990s, the priority objective of Algerian diplomacy was to avoid the isolation of the country; ensure that major capitals accept the cessation of the electoral process of 26 December 1991. After a decade of extraordinary upheavals, and despite the continuing violence, Algeria is showing signs of recovery and assertiveness on the international scene. The rediscovery of the country’s traditional foreign policy activism is likely to have important implications for North Africa and the Mediterranean region. Lire la suite »

Prof. Patrick Bond: « Obsolete economic ideas and personal corruption are closely linked in Africa »

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Mohsen Abdelmoumen: The G20 will take place soon in Hamburg, in Germany. In your opinion, what will be the strategic issues of this meeting?

Prof. Patrick Bond: There are three areas of extreme danger that we would expect the G20 to address, if they are indeed claiming to be the world’s elite managers of human welfare: geopolitics, economics and environment. They won’t solve the crises brewing in these areas, naturally – because they remain constipated as a group of leaders, lacking the needed tools and ideology to successfully confront and defeat these extreme threats. Lire la suite »

Vincent Emanuele: « Uncle Sam has been ramping-up operations in Africa for some time »

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Vincent Emanuele. DR.

Mohsen Abdelmoumen: You are a veteran of the war in Iraq and you testified to Congress. What can you tell us about this?

Vincent Emanuele: My experiences during the war in Iraq were the catalyst for my personal transformation which eventually led to my testifying to U.S. Congress. What can I say about the war? It was horrific. War, as the old saying goes, is Hell. But it’s primarily Hell for those who are being occupied. In this case, the people of Iraq. Lire la suite »

Prof. Mebtoul: « Any destabilization of Algeria would have geostrategic repercussions on all the Mediterranean and African space »

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Professor Abderrahmane Mebtoul. DR.

Mohsen Abdelmoumen: We are following your work for a long time. For the economist you are, does Algeria respect international commitments?

Prof. Abderrahmane Mebtoul: You are referring to the Association Agreement signed in full sovereignty on September 1, 2015. For Algeria, speaking through the Director-general of economic relations and international cooperation at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, it is not question of calling into question the general architecture, Europe having acceded to the Algerian demand and agreed to a partial revision of some articles allowing a win/win partnership while underlining for the European part, that the structural reforms for a diversified economy depend first of the Algerian government, in order to benefit from this agreement. Lire la suite »

Ann Garrison: « Clinton serves the interests of the oligarchy that she herself has joined »

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Ann Garrison. DR.

Mohsen Abdelmoumen: Do you think the United States can claim to be democratic simply by electing a woman president? Can we talk about democracy in the USA with a candidate of the financial lobbies and AIPAC?

Ann Garrison: No, of course not. No more than we could claim to be a democracy because we elected a Black president. These two elections signify nothing more than the inclusion of previously excluded classes of people in the super elite. The United States is an oligarchy of the .01%, 10% of the 1%. Any president who is not already among the .01%, like Bill Clinton, becomes part of the .01% by serving its interests and then peddling influence after leaving office. Lire la suite »

Andre Vltchek: « Los dogmas cristianos causaron y siguen causando terribles daños en el mundo ».

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Andre Vltchek. D.R.

Version française sur Oximity: http://www.oximity.com/article/Andre-Vltchek-Les-dogmes-Chrétien-1

Mohsen Abdelmoumen: Recientemente envió una carta abierta a su amigo, el Presidente Maduro, hecho publico en la prensa, donde se menciona la necesidad de tonar las armas si es necesario para luchar contra el plan occidental que apunta a una recolonizacion del mundo. ¿Cree usted en la necesidad de una resistencia global al imperialismo y al neocolonialismo que intensifican cada vez más su agresion?

Andre Vltchek: El imperialismo nunca desaparece; voluntariamente nunca deja en paz al mundo. Durante todos aquellos largos siglos del pasado, la gente tuvo que luchar por su libertad, por la verdadera independencia. Tuvieron que luchar fuerte. Lo mismo está sucediendo ahora: países que no quieren sucumbir ante el terror y el control del mundo occidental, están de pie, altos y orgullosos, en la defensa de sus tierras de origen, poniendo en riesgo su propia existencia: Venezuela y Cuba, Ecuador y Bolivia, China y Rusia, Irán y Eritrea, Zimbabwe y muchos otros, en todos los continentes. Lire la suite »

The Loneliness of Anti-Imperialist Fighters, by Andre Vltchek

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Andre Vltchek. D.R.

It is late at night and you cannot sleep. Ebrie Lagoon is right behind the window of your hotel, but it is hardly visible at this hour. You are in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, West Africa.

You are here because you were informed that the President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, also known at ‘Chocolate King’, has been getting his cocoa from the fields of this country. You are also convinced by several of your sources, based all over the world, that his confectionary empire,Roshen, is receiving its basic product from some of the most terrible plantations in Côte d’Ivoire that are still using child labor. You decided to come here, to investigate… Lire la suite »