Britain’s Scramble For Africa – The New Colonialism

The African continent is today facing a new colonial invasion, no less devastating in scale and impact than the one it suffered during the nineteenth century.  It’s a scandal that Africa’s wealth in natural resources in being seized by foreign, private interests, whose operations are leaving a devastating trail of social, environmental and human rights abuses in their wake.  For too long, British companies have been at the forefront of the plunder, yet rather than rein in these companies, successive UK governments are actively championing them through trade, investment and tax policies.  It  is time British companies and the UK government were held to account.

Source: Britain’s Scramble For Africa – The New Colonialism

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