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The Rise Of Somali Capital

Posted 30 July 2011 | By | Categories: trade routes | 18 Comments

The increasingly visible presence of the Somali community in Nairobi during a period in which Kenya is undergoing its most severe political tests only serves to expose new ethnic and regional fissures. In this article excerpted from Trade Routes in The Chimurenga Chronic, Parselelo Kantai looks at the rise of Somali diaspora capital, and argues that […]

Poverty Forces Zimbabweans To Remit By Risk And Resourcefulness by Ishmael Tongai

Posted 15 April 2011 | By | Categories: trade routes | No Comments

Writer’s Brief Zimbabwean Business of Migration The ongoing crisis in Zimbabwe has led to an estimated exodus of over a million people, from all strata of Zimbabwean society. The Zimbabwean diaspora is now truly global. Yet rather than turning their backs on Zimbabwe, most maintain very close links with the country, returning often and remitting […]

Moving ‘White Man’s Deads’ Is No Second-Hand Business by Olumide Abimbola

Posted 15 April 2011 | By | Categories: trade routes | No Comments

Writer’s Brief Rag Trade: second hand clothing in Benin The second hand clothing trade links Nigeria with its neighbour Benin in an intricate we. We engage issues that connect different actors in the trade: rich clothing importers meet Nigerians who go to buy in Cotonou, and smugglers meet Cotonou-based middlemen. Leading off from two cases […]

The Rise of a Somali Capital by Parsalelo Kantai

Posted 22 February 2011 | By | Categories: trade routes | 1 Comment

Article Brief Two Somali diaspora business ‘models’ have developed in the shadow of globalisation and the aftermath of the collapse of the Somali economy. The first is licit and involves a global trading system controlled and operated by the Somali diaspora (in East Africa, the East and the West). Based on a clan honour system […]

Juba by Billy Kahora

Posted 09 February 2011 | By | Categories: trade routes | No Comments

Writer’s Brief The New East Africa vs Old Money Trails and Wind Trade Routes As talk continues of Southern Sudan as the latest East African province, a lot of groundwork is being laid down for trans-national commerce between Juba, Kampala and Nairobi, to formalize such a regional arrangement. There is nothing new or exciting about […]

South Africa’s Crude Imperialism

Posted 08 February 2011 | By | Categories: burnin' and-a lootin', trade routes | No Comments

One of the most immediate causes of the economic crisis that gripped the globe in 2008 was the high price of crude. Crude prices reached 147 dollars per barrel by October 2008. As of May 2008, the prices had passed the magical 100 dollars a barrel. South Africa produces less than 5,000 BOPD of crude […]

Little Mogadishu: Somali Business in Bellville by Scott Williams

Posted 06 February 2011 | By | Categories: trade routes | 1 Comment

In ‘The Rise of a Somali Capital,’ printed in the Trade Routes section of The Chronic, Parselelo Kantai looks at the rise of Somali diaspora capital, and argues that ethnic capital mobilised at both an individual and communal level is still the most effective route to securing economic and political legitimacy. In this online exclusive […]

Southern Africa’s Global Trade Centres

Posted 28 January 2011 | By | Categories: trade routes | No Comments

Forget Dubai or Brussels – free from Islamic restrictions and global legal limitation and fueled by illicit diamond trade, global trading Meccas are springing up out of nowhere in Southern Africa. Manica, for example, a dusty border town in Mozambique has become a major hub for trading rough diamonds. The diamonds come from neighbouring Zimbabwe, […]

Empowering Africa by Philippe Rekacewicz

Posted 27 January 2011 | By | Categories: trade routes | No Comments

Reading List Rekacewicz, P. 2011, “Useful Africa Map,” Le Monde diplomatique, February <http://mondediplo.com/IMG/arton5871.gif> Rekacewicz, P. 2011, “Unequal development, selective investments”, Le Monde diplomatique, February <http://mondediplo.com/IMG/arton5870.gif> Coloma, T. 2011, “The needles are stuck on zero: Dams that could power Africa” Le Monde diplomatique, February <http://mondediplo.com/2011/02/10drc> Mukheibir, P.  2007, “Possible climate change impacts on large hydroelectricity schemes […]

Conte De Fer by Abdourahman A. Waberi

Posted 27 January 2011 | By | Categories: trade routes | No Comments

Reading List   Waberi, A.A. & Garane, J. 2005, The land without shadows., University of Virginia Press Waberi, A.A. 2005, Transit. Morellini Editore Waberi, A.A. 1999, Cahier nomade: nouvelles. Serpent à plumes Waberi, A.A. 2009, Passage des larmes: roman. Lattès Iye,A. M. 1987, “The Djibouto-Ethiopian Railway, or Saga of the Far East,” Autrement no 21 […]

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