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Lessons from Irish historical past on the results of ignoring the famine in Somalia

People fleeing drought arrive at an support camp in Mogadishu. Somalis face meals shortages as drought kills 3m animals and brought on crops to fail © Farah Abdi Warsameh/AP It's virtually 40 years since Band Aid and Live Aid, however Sir Bob Geldof is again with one other be-careful call to the world. The activist musician who as soon as referred to as herself a "loud-mouthed bitch with hair" desires us all to cease worrying for a second about how Ukraine's war-driven cost-of-living disaster will have an effect on us…

the long history of repairs

In 2021, the International Center for Research on Slavery and Post-Slavery brought together 14 researchers from around the world to list the attempts at material and financial reparations that have been carried out since the end of slavery. Monday in Accra, during a summit devoted to the consequences of slavery, then Tuesday in messages on Twitter, the Ghanaian presidentNana Akufo-Addo asked for compensation to be paid to the African continent. "It is time that Africa, whose 20 million sons and daughters saw their freedom…

Macron wants historians to investigate

Emmanuel Macron is visiting Cameroon, where he arrived on Monday evening. After his speech to the French community, the president was received by his counterpart Paul Biya. The two heads of state had a one-on-one meeting at the Unity Palace for more than an…

In the spiral of colonial conquest in Madagascar, with

In her new novel Ambatomanga, the Malagasy author Michèle Rakotoson tells of the colonial conquest of her nation within the nineteenth century, revisiting by way of fiction the brutalities and destructions that her society has not but totally recovered from. She is the writer of diverse performs, quick tales, essays, tales and novels and attracts most of her inspiration from the each dramatic and thrilling realities of her native Madagascar.…

From the OAU to the African Union: history and institutions

On May 25, 1963, thirty-two African heads of state met in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to found the Organization of African Unity (OAU). The first continental African institution was created in the aftermath of independence under the driving force of Ghanaian pan-Africanist Kwame Nkrumah, and aims to facilitate union and solidarity between African countries to complete decolonization and free itself from apartheid racism. But the maneuvers of the colonial powers and the challenges of…

Britain’s overseas help lower got here at ‘the worst time in historical past’: opposition MP

LONDON: The UK's finances for humanitarian help was lower by 51 per cent final yr, disproportionately affecting among the world's most needy nations, together with Yemen and Somalia, in "the worst moment in history", in keeping with a senior MP from the predominant opposition celebration Labor. The authorities had promised to scale back complete abroad help from 0.7 per cent of gross home product to 0.5 per cent by November 2020. Figures present that the lower led to the UK sending £ 744 million ($ 929 million) overseas…

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