Category Archives: Neo-colonialism

Contempory Africa Through European Eyes

A few days ago I was rather amazed to see a photo of my old home, which is located on the shores of Lake Tanganyika, in a glossy magazine published in Brussels.  It has been turned into a spiffy little … Continue reading

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How Humanitarian Assistance Changes Local Diets and Markets

Mandatory distribution of foodstuffs produced by the donor country is written into many of the humanitarian assistance grants supported by American and EU governments. My first experience with mandatory food aid took place some years ago when working in the … Continue reading

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Humanitarian Assistance & Neocolonialism

Humanitarian Assistance – The New Colonialism? Is there a fine line between assisting marginalized groups on the one hand, and modern versions of Colonialism on the other?  This issue came out (yet again) quite clearly last week, with regard to my own … Continue reading

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Posted in Africa-General, After the War, Batwa, Burundi, Hotel Club du Lac Tanganyika2, Humanitarian Assistance, Neo-colonialism, Nomadic lifestyle, Pottery production | Tagged , , , , , , | 5 Comments