loyalists. 28 Today, land grabbing has taken a ‘global’ face fuelled by the need to amass food and energy resources particularly by foreign nations mainly after the financial and food crisis in 2008. 29 Foreign public and private entities are now concluding agreements with countries, mostly developing ones
hand, the maximalist view gives extensive power to the state by describing public purpose as … anything which tends to enlarge the resources, increase the industrial energies and promote the productivity of any considerable number of inhabitants or a section of the state, or which leads to the growth
requires the judiciary to direct its attention and energy to understanding how inequality manifests itself in the context of today’s society and, more importantly, to deciding how to eradicate such inequality. 190 Paternity disputes concerning husbands/partners constitute an illustration of such
This 10th thematic issue of
International Development Policy presents a collection of articles exploring some of the complex development challenges associated with Africa’s recent but extremely rapid pace of urbanisation that challenges still predominant but misleading images of Africa as a rural continent. Analysing urban settings through the diverse experiences and perspectives of inhabitants and stakeholders in cities across the continent, the authors consider the evolution of international development policy responses amidst the unique historical, social, economic and political contexts of Africa’s urban development.
similar way Brubaker ( 2005 ) argues that diaspora should be perceived as a ‘category of practice’: “ ‘diaspora’ is used to make claims, to articulate projects, to formulate expectations, to mobilize energies, to appeal to loyalties” (12).
As Brah ( 1996 ) notes, “the concept of diaspora places the
family and ties with kin diminish as energies are refocused on the nuclear family” (Maxwell 2006: 201). By examining debates over ‘diaspora orphans’ more closely, this article can help to reveal some of this complexity and dynamism.
The study is based on interviews in urban contexts with guardians
2001. Third, the turn of the millennium brought in new dynamics in terms of China’s engagement with Africa. As the Chinese economy began to grow at a fast pace it needed new sources of energy to fuel this rapidly growing economy, and it looked to Africa which has vast reserves of natural resources such
, China’s Africa policy shifted as it realized the importance of having African support not only in multilateral forums, but also in meeting its expanding demands for Africa’s abundant energy and natural resources. Thus, from 2002-2005, following the establishment of the ‘Forum on China-Africa Cooperation
energy. It is also a proud and permanent symbol of its patrons”. 37 The vuvuzela had deep South African cultural and historical roots, having “originally been made from a kudu horn. Folklore has it that, in the ancient days, it was used to summon people to gatherings”. 38 The article suggested that
her inside a cyber cafe. She was researching study possibilities in bush. ‘I still want to go. I still envy people who are out there. [. . .] I believe that if I go out, it will be better for me.’
The shame itself of having been sent back generated energy for her continued pursuit of bush at all