South Africa

Politics of Poverty blog

What will it take to stop the killing of land rights activists?

Mining companies and governments need to understand and respect the right to free, prior, and informed consent. The lives of activists are on the line. New research from an Oxfam partner provides a compelling starting point for defending community consent in Southern Africa.

Politics of Poverty blog

President Obama’s chicken war

When it comes to US poultry, President Obama is picking the wrong fight – he should be working to improve the sector, not export our pathology.