Posts Tagged ‘Africa’

The New Cocaine Mafia

The New Cocaine Mafia
Vanguard correspondent Christof Putzel travels to southern Italy to investigate how Europe’s growing appetite for cocaine is funding the growth of West African crime syndicates and fueling a turf war with Italy’s largest mafia organization, the Camorra.
March 8th, 2010 | Drug Policy | Read More

Are Charter Cities the way to Third World Prosperity?

Are Charter Cities the way to Third World Prosperity?
Could new communities sponsored by the West help end poverty or would they just become another manifestation of neocolonial profiteering? All over Africa this evening, students will sit outside their homes and read textbooks under street lights. They do this because they have no electricity at home....
February 1st, 2010 | Social Insight | Read More