From the Slave Trade to 'Free' Trade

From the Slave Trade to 'Free' Trade

How trade undermines democracy and justice in Africa



   

CONTENTS

Introduction
Firoze Manji and Patrick Burnett

About the contributors

TRADE, INVESTMENT AND THE INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTIONS

Plugging the leaks – the role of debt, aid and trade
Charles Abugre

For life or profit? GATS and the externalisation of Africa's resources
Oduor Ongwen

Preserving disorder – IMF policies and Kenya's healthcare crisis
Soren Ambrose

The new scramble for Africa's resources
Henning Melber

China in Africa
Stephen Marks

South Africa's Coega complex – cheap energy for industry
Patrick Bond

LESSONS FROM THE SLAVE TRADE

A story of the Atlantic slave trade
Manu Herbstein

Slavery ain't dead, it's manufactured in Liberia's rubber
Robtel Neajai Pailey

Trade, justice and the case for reparations
M.P. Giyose

WOMEN AND TRADE

What do women want?
Pambazuka News

World trade liberalisation in Africa – why women are most affected by poverty
Cheikh Tidiane Dièye

Trade, gender and the search for alternatives – trade liberalisation and social development
Jennifer Chiriga

Women and globalisation – the impact on their health
Mouhamadou Tidiane Kasse

What do women stand to gain from trade? – women in business and commerce
Salma Maoulidi

Street vendors and informal trading – the struggle for the right to trade
Winnie Mitullah

Friend or foe – the EPAs unmasked
Liepollo Lebohang Pheko

TRADE, ENVIRONMENT AND AGRICULTURE

Trade and human rights in the Niger Delta
Nnimmo Bassey

Community rights and foreign direct investment in Kenya's Yala Swamp
Patrick Ochieng

Trading food rights and GM crops
Interview with Mariam Mayet

International trade (in)justice or the survival of the fattest – the effects of agricultural subsidies
Tope Akinwande

Sacrificing the right to food on the altar of free trade
Jagjit Plahe

Europe – the 'promised land' for Africa's unemployed
Tope Akinwande

BOXES
Cocoa trade and children
Quick facts on trade
The fight for water in Ghana
Export processing zones in Kenya
Soweto fights for electricity
Stop economic partnership agreements
Kenya: women workers turn to flower power
Facts and figures: women's rights and trade
Toxic waste in Africa

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