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Child Labor in Your Chocolate? Check Our Chocolate Scorecard
Business  (tags: candy, chocolate, Africa, plants, child labor, petitions )

Freya
- 250 days ago - greenamerica.org
More than 2 million children in Ghana and Cote d'Ivoire work in hazardous conditions growing cocoa, the main ingredient in chocolate, according to the US Department of Labor.
Afro-Palestine: Israel Has Banned Yet Another African From Entering Occupied Palestine
Business  (tags: world, actress, South Africa, Africa, Palestinian human rights violations, Shashi Naidoo, israel ban, BDS international, cutural boycott, sanctions, divestment, racism, travel ban, discrimination, apartheid-zionism, occupied Palestine-West Bank, news )

Fly
- 333 days ago - imemc.org
On Wednesday, South African model and actress, Shashi Naidoo, received a 10-year ban from Israel after she tried to enter the West Bank to educate herself about Israels occupation of Palestine
Colonizing Africa: Monsanto And Big Ag Criminalize Traditional Seed Exchanges
Business  (tags: abuse, americans, business, corporate, cover-up, ethics, farming, investments, lies, money, SustainableDevelopment, Monsanto, Syngenta, Big AG, exploitation of foreign workers, Africa, criminalizing the poor )

Ricardo
- 742 days ago - technocracy.news
Monsanto and its very small handful of competitors are enforcing âEUR~intellectual property rightsâEUR(TM) by criminalizing unauthorized distribution of their seeds. Farmers around the world are at the mercy of these giants to use their seeds only, and there...
'Blackwater Air' Is Back, and Flying for U.S. Special Forces
Business  (tags: Africa, U.S. Special Forces, Erik Prince, 'Blackwater Air' )

Judy
- 860 days ago - thedailybeast.com
A corporate descendant of the notorious guns-for-hire firm just got a $204 million contract to support American troops in Africa.
EBay Founder Begins Funding Universal Basic Income Program
Business  (tags: universal basic income, UBI, Africa, Pierre Omidyar )

Judy
- 864 days ago - inquisitr.com
The program, which is called GiveDirectly, plans to use the data it collects on the 6,000 people receiving the basic income over the next 12 years to further research into the more widespread viability of a universal basic income (UBI)
Inside Erik Prince's Treacherous Drive to Build a Private Air Force
Business  (tags: Jeremy Scahill & Matthew Cole, Erik Prince, Frontier Services Group, private air force, Airborne, the long war, private military services, Africa, China )

Judy
- 1169 days ago - theintercept.com
"We are doing something completely illegal"... Inside Blackwater founder's secret plan to build a private air force
Blackwater's Founder Is Under Investigation for Money Laundering, Ties to Chinese Intel, and Brokering Mercenary Services
Business  (tags: Jeremy Scahill, Matthew Cole, Erik Prince, Africa, China, Libya, U.S. DOJ investigation, NSA, mercenaries, paramilitary servces, Chinese intelligence, Blackwater, Foreign Services Group, FSG )

Judy
- 1188 days ago - theintercept.com
Ever wonder what that scoundrel Prince has been up to? "For more than a year, U.S. intelligence has been monitoring Prince's communications and movements..."
Israeli Arms Fuel Atrocities in Africa
Business  (tags: israel weapon industries, Africa, South Sudan, U.N., Israeli arms trade, drones, Israeli shipyards, war for profit, Kenya, colonialism, atrocities, African refugees in Israel, Cameroon, Nigeria, world, money, news, usa, abuse )

Fly
- 1375 days ago - electronicintifada.net
Israeli weapons are fueling atrocities in South Sudan, according to a United Nations report that sheds new light on the secretive Israeli arms trade in Africa.
Shell To Pay $84 Million for Nigerian Oil Spills: 'Inadequate for Damage Done'
Business  (tags: World, Nigeria, Fossil Fuels, Corporate Power, Africa, Environment, Water, Pollution )

Judy
- 1630 days ago - commondreams.org
Lawyers say the settlement is unprecedented, but locals point out: 'The fishermen cannot hope to return to fishing in the Bodo rivers and creeks because of the depth of hydrocarbon pollution resulting from the oil spills.'
10 African Startups That Rocked 2014 - CNN.Com
Business  (tags: Africa, Kenya, startups, Entrepreneurs, Nigeria, business, services )

Kathryn
- 1642 days ago - cnn.com
Lagos, Nigeria (CNN) -- 2014 has been another amazing year for startups in Africa. More and more entrepreneurs turned their attention to building businesses that can solve the continent's problems and provide services it has long awaited.
Let Contractors Fight the Islamic State, Blackwater Founder Erik Prince Says
Business  (tags: Erik Prince, Blackwater, ISIS, Africa, Frontier Services Group, private contractors, cashing in, Pres. Obama )

Judy
- 1717 days ago - washingtonpost.com
As the fight against the Islamic State unfolds, the take of Erik Prince, the founder of the former private security firm Blackwater, is straightforward: If the United States is unwilling to send in ground troops, "let the private sector finish the job."
Acquisition of Africa's SeedCo By Monsanto, Groupe Limagrain: Neo-Colonial Occupation of Africa's Seed Systems
Business  (tags: Monsanto, seed companies, Limagrain, Africa, Sustainable Development, threatened, agriculture, business, environment )

Evelyn
- 1721 days ago - afsafrica.org
The encroachment of the international seed industry, which focuses almost exclusively on genetically uniform varieties, takes us further away from a vision of local crop R&D and closer to neo-colonialism of Africa's food systems.
 

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