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AGOA: A brief background

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  • Posted on June 13, 2016

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The African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) is a legislation that was signed into law by the U.S. Congress in May 2000. The Act is designed to offer “tangible incentives for African countries to continue their efforts to open their economies and build free markets.”



Carving up a continent: How the UK government is facilitating the corporate takeover of African food systems

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  • Posted on June 13, 2016

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“Family farming is the basis for modern food provision in Africa, today and tomorrow. Its multi-functionality and sustainable productive potential is supported by extensive research evidence…Backed by appropriate research, supportive investments and adequate protection, [it] can out-perform industrial commodity production.” Good for Corporations, Bad for Producers



The Anti-Homosexual Act Is Deemed Illegal By Ugandan Court: What Now For LGBTI Ugandans?

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  • Posted on June 13, 2016

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Great news! A few days ago, Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality law was invalidated and deemed illegal by a Ugandan court, pleasing international and national human rights activists who have tirelessly campaigned for its removal. Activists are rumoured to have erupted in cheers as the court ruled the law “null and void”, while various supporters of the law,…