Pambazuka News | October 10, 2018
Photo credit: University of Zimbabwe
These are short reflections on the “Pedagogies in Historical Studies: Theory and Practice” that was held at the University of Zimbabwe this year.
On 9 August 2018, the Economic History Department of the University of Zimbabwe organised a workshop theme titled, “Pedagogies in Historical Studies: Theory and Practice.”
by Dhiru Soni
Pambazuka News | October 25, 2018
Photo source: Encyclopedia Britannica
The legacies of colonial rule, both generally and in particular categories of colony, have and still continue to affect post-colonial economic development in Africa through the extraction of resources and illicit funds. The new agency for this is the “Corporation”, which has its origins in the East India Company sanctioned by Queen Elisabeth I as a royal charter.
The Corporation, which was a revolutionary European invention contemporaneous with the beginnings of European colonialism, and which helped give Europe its competitive edge – has continued to thrive long after the collapse of European imperialism. It was arguably one of the West’s most important exports to the colonies, and the one that has for better or worse changed the trajectory of most countries in Africa as much as any other European idea.
by Pepe Escobar
OpEd News | October 24, 2018
The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists has moved its Doomsday Clock to only 2 minutes to midnight. It might be tempting to turn this into a mere squabble about arrows and olives if this wasn’t such a terrifying scenario.
US president Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev, secretary-general of the USSR, signed the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) in 1987.
by MARY KEKATOS
Mail Online | October 24, 2018
Dozens of cereals, oatmeals and snack bars contain trace amounts of a weed killer that has been linked to cancer, a new report says.
by Sam Carana
Arctic News | October 13, 2018
The IPCC just released its report Global Warming of 1.5ºC. Things aren’t looking good and instead of providing good advice and guidance, the IPCC bends over backward in efforts to keep feeding the addiction.
The Paris Agreement constitutes a joint commitment by all nations of the world to keep the temperature rise below 1.5ºC. The IPCC should have honored this commitment by explaining that the situation is dire and by pointing at action to be taken to improve the situation.Read More »