August 2013

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Will 2013 See the End of Mugabe's 33-Year Rule?

Picture: Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe courtesy Wikimedia Commons. Video On 31 May Zimbabwe's Constitutional Court, the nation's highest court, ordered that elections should take place by the end of July. The elections will end an uneasy power-sharing government between President Robert Mugabe and Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai, which was formed following tense negotiations in September 2008.??As the country goes to the polls the Frontline Club in London hosts panel of experts to discuss what this election will mean for the future of Zimbabwe. Will 2013 see the...

Helping Africa to Help Itself: The Ideology of Food

Picture: Gates Foundation/Flickr Glenn Ashton - Just as Chicken Little is convinced that the sky is going to fall on his head, the constant repetition of the scaremongering trope that we are under collective, imminent threat of starvation because of our burgeoning global population has persuaded the uninformed that this is so. This narrative is about as nuanced as the recent movie World War Z, where zombies overrun a helpless population. Just as the zombie movie presents an implausible, Hollywood take on the world, the ostensible food...