Two kinds of news stories have recently been proving that Black people are still exposed to serious racism in the USA in 2021. First, Republicans in many states are changing voting laws in ways designed to reduce the participation of minorities in elections. Second, police violence against people of colour keeps occurring. In this context, the history of racist ideas is most relevant – and a Black scholar published a book on the matter in 2016. This article summarise some of his conclusions.
Jeffrey Moyo regularly writes contributions for D+C Development and Cooperation. He was arrested in Harare, where he lives, on Wednesday, and then transferred to Bulawayo. As we learned today, he is still being denied bail.
In the past two weeks, violence has brutally re-erupted in Israel/Palestine. Hamas terrorism is unacceptable, but Israel's authorities are certainly not blameless either, as recent opinion pieces in the New York Times have pointed out.
The debate on whether intellectual-property (IP) rights regarding Covid-19 vaccines should be waived has been gaining steam in the past few days. The situation is awkward in several ways. It shows that not only rich nations have failed in recent years.
If you believe that the USA is in terminal decline and China the irresistibly rising world power, spare a thought for the Oscars. Global hegemony depends on more than manufacturing and military prowess.
In view of the Covid-19 pandemic, India and South Africa want the World Trade Organization (WTO) to waive intellectual property rights for relevant pharmaceutical products. Many developing countries have endorsed this initiative.