In one of the latest cases of biopiracy, Tanzania is being pressured to do battle in court to stop the United States and Brazil from patenting a gene isolated from a variety of sorghum grown by farmers in southern Tanzanian.
At 92, Dudley Thompson, Esq., is perhaps the oldest Pan-African activist still active. Born in Jamaica, where he held several ministerial positions and holds the Order of Jamaica, the nation’s highest honor, Thompson was a friend and colleague of renowned 20th-century Pan-Africanists.
On the surface, the Association of a New Generation of Leaders for Africa, or AngelAfrica, can’t hold a candle to the Corporate Council on Africa, Washington, D.C.’s longtime power broker of investment and commerce between the United States and Africa. Yet the future of Africa lies more in the hands of AngelAfrica than in the dealings of the CCA.
Africa’s brain gain movement kicked into higher gear this year, with some of the continent’s most eminent scientists urging action from the world’s richest countries.
If there is any doubt that Africa and its people are hot topics in U.S. business circles, two recent developments should put those doubts to rest.