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The African continent is mostly reported as a land of poverty, civil strife and endless lines of begging hands. Problems facing the continent are portrayed and communicated mostly by foreign eyes through the monopoly-controlled news media.
By publishing African Agenda, Third World Network Africa aims to provide a different, more complex and nuanced perspective. Open your eyes and ears to an African perspective on critical issues such as trade, the environment, gender and sustainable development.

‘White gold’, distress and anger

Big salt mining companies mostly multinationals have overrun the Keta Lagoon Basin, in South Eastern Ghana, in search of ‘white gold’, driving the artisanal and small scale traditional salt miners out of their livelihoods, communal heritage and resource, the...

Financialization in the WAEMU

The West African Economic and Monetary Union, WAEMU, a colonial creature by France but now under both France and the European Union, through financialization has become financially dependent and saddled with socioeconomic challenges it can’t solve, write *Ndongo Samba...

African Agenda Vol. 22.1

A record seventeen African countries are gearing up for elections from local, legislative to presidential this year after a couple of decades of multi-party democracy on the continent. Is it time to re-look at democratic practice in Africa and...