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    Terrorism Takes Root in Africa

    It is no secret that many countries in North and Sub-Saharan Africa are hotbeds for terrorism. Scotland’s release and transfer of Abdul Baset Ali al-Megrahi to Libya is a most recent reminder that terrorism originating in Africa is not a new phenomenon. However, the most recent arrest of Malam Abdulrasheed … More

    Bill Gates, Windmills and Bono the Leprechaun

    Heritage’s Conservative Bloggers’ Briefing was host to a cheeky Irish couple yesterday who have started a website as a home for their new feature- length documentary, Not Evil Just Wrong.   Producer and director Ann McElhinney hopes the documentary will show “how extreme environmentalism is damaging the lives of the most vulnerable populations in … More

    Can Africa Trade Its Way to Peace?

    Former assistant secretary of state for Africa Herman Cohen writes in The New York Times: After his inauguration, Barack Obama should appoint a special negotiator who would propose a framework for an economic common market encompassing Congo, Rwanda, Burundi, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. This agreement would allow the free movement … More

    Free Trade Fact of the Day

    Liberals in Congress no longer believe in the benefits of free trade, but Africa still does. Bloomberg reports: Southern African countries will launch a free trade area on Aug. 17, when their leaders meet in Johannesburg, to boost trade and economic growth in the region. The 14-member Southern African Development … More

    Free Trade Fact of the Day

    We know liberals in Congress no longer believe in free trade, but what about the world’s self described Marxists? If PoliticalAffairs.net, the destination for “Marxist thought online”, is any indication, Marxists are no fan of free trade and blame it for the world’s food crisis: For decades, neo-liberal trade liberalisation … More

    Free Trade Fact of the Day

    Ethanol is due its share of the blame of the global food crisis, but protectionism abroad is also a major factor. Before Speaker Nancy Pelosi further destroys American credibility on trade she should consider what lack of free trade means to countries like Nigeria: The cause of the food crisis … More