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Port for phospate export from the Bou Craa mine, near Laayoune Marsa Boujdour in Western Sahara, 11th March 2013. Photo: jbdodane via Flickr (CC BY-NC).

The corporate scramble for Africa's minerals: Britain's new colonialism

Colin Todhunter

14th July 2016

Africa is being opened up like a tin of sardines to a new wave of resource extraction, writes Colin Todhunter. Masked under the soubriquets of 'investment', 'growth' and 'free trade', a handful of vast global corporations are systematically plundering the continent's mineral wealth and leaving desolation in their wake, backed to the hilt by that ever-faithful servant of capital - the UK government. more...
Western Sahara refugee children in Dakhla Refugee Camp, Algeria. Photo: UN Photo / Evan Schneider via Flickr (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0).

After 40 years, still waiting for justice: Western Sahara, Africa's last colony

Oscar Güell

12th January 2015

The Sahrawi people of Western Sahara have been waiting 40 years for a self-determination referendum, writes Oscar Güell. But thanks to the passivity of the EU, the US and the rest of the 'international community' their wait for justice won't end any time soon. Meanwhile, Morocco settles the country with colonists and exploits its natural resources. more...
In season now: what to eat during March

In season now: what to eat during March

Ben Hudson

5th March, 2012

Spring has (whisper it) sprung, so make the most of the fresh greens and foraged treats popping up in winter’s wake. Gardening expert James Taylor suggests five to get stuck into more...
asparagus

In season now: what to eat in June

Henry Gass

31st May, 2011

Asparagus, broccoli and summer squash are just some of the in-season British veg available this month. The Vegetarian Society’s Alex Connel picks his top five more...
Dalmatian coast

Occo: a natural success

Ruth Styles

30th March, 2011

Inspired by Croatia’s natural loveliness but made in the UK, Occo’s blend of Balkan beauty know-how and British practicality is one that will do wonders for your skin more...

Atlantic Rising: Will migrant-watch become a climate-watch?

Lynn Morris

22nd September, 2009

If you're willing risk life and limb on a sea journey towards better economic prospects, what will you risk when climate change has devastated your home? more...

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