“A key characteristic of the post-2008 recession has been the increase in prominence of Africa as an investment destination. With an already higher than average growth rate, Africa is becoming an attractive place to do business especially as corporates in developed markets seek to augment slowing growth rates in their home markets. • Africanglobe
- How the US Sold Africa to Multinationals Like Monsanto, Cargill, DuPont, PepsiCo and Others | Alternet
Will Obama's New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition help farmers like Charity? The New Alliance was announced in conjunction with the G8 meeting last Friday. Under the scheme, some 45 corporations, including Monsanto, Syngenta, Yara International, Cargill, DuPont, and PepsiCo, have pledged a total of $3.5 billion in investment in Africa. The full list of corporations and commitments has just been released , and one of the most notable is Yara International's promise to build a $2 billion fertilizer plant in Africa. Syngenta pledged to build a $1 billion business in Africa over the next decade. These promises are not charity; they are business.
- Africa Becomes World’s Second Largest Mobile Phone Market • Africanglobe
After moving from an accounted sales of 90 million mobile phones in 2005 to an estimated 450 million in 2012, Africa has now become the world’s second largest mobile phone market after China.
VP and COO, Samsung electronics Africa, George Ferreira, made this known at the Africa Regional launch for the manufacturer’s new GALAXY Note II, held in Cape Town, South Africa.
On Tuesday, the vast majority of African Americans cast their votes for a man whose hands are soaked in the blood of millions of Congolese. Barack Obama, like his predecessors George Bush and Bill Clinton, has pulled the strings, paid the cash, and sent the weapons that Uganda and Rwanda have used to cause the deaths of six million people in the Democratic Republic of Congo since invading that country in 1996. Various organs of the United Nations have repeatedly found America’s two top allies in Black Africa complicit in the Congo genocide, and on every occasion, the U.S. and Great Britain have protected the mass murderers. And why not? The genocide in Congo is the deliberate result of American and British policy. Uganda and Rwanda are merely henchmen, who commit mass murder in return for a cut of Congo’s vast stores of mineral resources. Western businesses are the ultimate beneficiaries.
Why Syria?You might ask why there is so much focus on Syria right now.
Well, Syria is an integral part of the proposed 1,200km Arab Gas Pipeline:
Here are some additional graphics courtesy of Adam Curry:
So yes, regime change was planned against Syria (as well as Iraq, Libya, Lebanon, Somalia, Sudan and Iran) 20 years ago. And yes, attacking Syria weakens its close allies Iran and Russia … and indirectly China.
Africa PreBrief, “300,000,000 Reasons: What China Really Wants In Africa.”