Tuesday, May 14, 2013

When Insects become source of protein instead of meat, this signal for difficult time ahead and its time to Re-think to improve matters and that, all is not well with the World..........

Good People,

Making a responsible good use in trading with Africa's wealth, resources, land and water should come with Fair Mutual economic advantages where politics and social amenities benefits with ethical responsibilities. We must beware of corporations who engage in secret hidden back door corrupt businesses. They are the reason there are organized police terrorism with careless killings in Kenya and the rest of Africa. This politicians conspiratorial behaving is insane and is without respecting or valuing Public Laws and Regulations demands; in which case, they hate the established Constitution because it comes with peoples mandated regulations, checks and balances for accountability.

Corporations of special interests play a bigger role to influence criminality in Africa and suppress Africas' development agenda for their personal gains. This is not right. It is stealing from the poor Africans, which is why, they engineered organized terrorism and careless human rights but terrorize and kill people all over Africa although we can do better uniting under peace.

We have seen how African states such like Liberia tells the story of some of mass exploitation, of the ecstasy of long struggle for complete independence and how total liberation is not easy.

We also have seen how the Head of World Bank and IMF sensationally admitted acting against poor Africa's interest. The World Bank and IMF institution demanded that life-saving grain/food from Africa should be used to make the repayment debts (I wonder if African people were consulted when these debts were formulated). But the question is, who incurred and consumed those debts and to whose interest or benefit?? Such like these questions are ripe for deliberations……which is why, stolen public money banked in foreign accounts must be returned, as Africans are already paying the debts in ways and means from hiked taxes which are cut from high costs of basic consumer needs with other utilities.

Therefore, that which is killing Africa, is a conspiracy between World Bank/IMF, Corporation and the corrupt African political leaders.

Is World Bank engaged in Stealing Africa's future??? Dr. Jim Yong Kim, President of the World Bank, has this to say:

“Land is life to farming communities around the world, but a global land grab is threatening to destroy families now and hold their countries’ futures to ransom”.

If this is true, the World Bank already has strong evidence that funding large land deals often makes life worse for the people displaced and fails to generate poverty reduction. Twice the Bank has acted to halt lending to specific sectors or countries. Now it is time for a full freeze on land grab funding.

We call on World Bank leader to act urgently to end the sell-off of the world's land to private companies and reallocate World Bank funds to projects that really do eradicate poverty and promotes fair Economic Progressive Development Agenda.........

These land deals steal Africa's future, there is no doubt. Corrupt or weak governments enable big investors to evict rightful landowners, land often lies idle, and many displaced communities lose their access to food and water. Public institutions, notably the World Bank, are at the heart of many such deals, and stopping them could set the stage for a freeze on all land grabs, which World Bank is unwilling to pursue……

The World Bank's new president has devoted his life to defeating poverty and next week he makes his global debut at the annual Bank meeting. This is our best chance to get the Bank to take a strong stand against the land robbery. Distribute this information, and forward this to your friends.

World Bank Should Be Blamed for Land Grabs in Africa and to fix the problem, World Bank with partners must cooperate for reasonable acceptable norm.

Even to the casual observer, it seems so easy to understand why the global land-grabbing phenomenon, which has seen vast tracts of African farmland bought up by foreign investors, has generated such sharp opposition. The displacement of local people, to make room mostly for export biofuel production, has obvious detrimental consequences for human rights and food security. But rather than condemn these land acquisitions, the World Bank has only lent credibility to them, suggesting that land deals can be "regulated" with measures mitigate adverse impacts.

How is it possible that something so grievous and obvious ― clearly bound to increase the vulnerability of the world’s poor ― can become legitimized by an institution tasked with alleviating poverty, is a sign that No One Cares for Africa......Aint This Situation Pathetic, will it not raise concern, wont people stand up for Justice to protect their rights ?

Opponents have largely framed the issue as a matter of corporate greed taking priority over local people’s rights to live honorably with dignity. But if Law is Just, how can drivers if impunity go this far deeper than injecting injustices of this magnitude without clear conscious raising concern. Where land grabs find their justification to steal from the poor, how do you justify wrong with good at the most fundamental level where livelihood and survival is at stake? Is the Global African Black Society’s united comfortable with accepting its fundamental potentiality value of Agriculture’s subordination to industry without fair Give and Take for exchange of goods and services to provide a balance? What is the good norm for living a happy life in sharing and at the end, everyone remain happy and satisfied?

This disparity is so deeply embedded in our global economy by others claiming it is their right to take RISKS by making others people's pain and suffering; their notable success and joy.....Are we playing fair.......that the pain of the poor is taken for granted and thus often ignored when culprit of injustices in in today’s living is causing Global food crisis???

The emergence of agriculture as an industry in itself marks the ultimate capture of agriculture by industry.

A better exchange here is fair sharing of Partnership for mutual gains.

But, MONOPOLY and GREED in the present Foreign investment by AFRICA LAND GRAB to sustain the own and control bio-fuels industry is part of a bad conspiracy theory and is terribly frightening. This trend This trend is causing shivers of bad signs of things fall apart in a near future with fears of food shortages that which will cause food prices to rise and those who cannot afford to purchase food from the rich will automatically have to die..........Is this the trend of life the world want?????

This automatically must give the poor reason to a "WAKE UP CALL" to stop giving away their land and that Africa must unite to take LEGAL ACTION to task and challenge their political corrupt leadership through BOTH THE LOCAL and THE INTERNATIONAL JUSTICE; where they divert local food production to save life and instead divert the same for FUEL PRODUCTION. This behavior is a serious violation of Human Rights and criminal in nature, violating all norms of International Treaty for Human Rights.....

When the rural poor Africa's communities are pushed off their land, all sorts of assumptions are made to justify how they will achieve food security to the local people which in turn, there are evidence to prove poverty has sky-rocketed and injustices rose above acceptable normal condition.

The World Bank, in its Principles for Responsible Agricultural Investment, states: "Whenever there are potential adverse effects on any of aspect of food security (availability, access, utilization or stability), policy-makers should make provisions for the local or directly affected populations certain such that … equivalent access to food is assured." ........ what action did they take to make sure this practise was complied with ???.......What is the defination of World Bank "Global Food Economy" when United Nations are now asking people to transition to INSECT EATING ??? Are these not signs of serious hunger and recession that slow down of good activities but indicate bad times ahead????

As displaced poor rural populations are bound to become dependent on food from global markets, how is this acceptable and how shall this practice stay feasible where a few rich people will supply the poor with food efficiently when their aim is to make MAXIMUM PROFIT AND NOTWITHSTANDING THEIR GREED ? There are evidence that this practice aim is to enslave, segregate, manipulate and oppress disadvantaged victims which is completely unacceptable. This mathematics does not add up....it is haste for selfishness and greed.

In this equation, justifications of land grabbing equate food at the same values that underline Industrialized manufactured products in the world market economy: drivers are in search of cheap labour to produce abundant supply to distribute to the world and profits monopolized by a few corporate special business community.

Food is human basic rights and it cannot be seen like any product that are sold and distributed from those factory from somewhere in the world that are to be distributed through AIDS. This is basically saying, the era of cheap food is over. We are definately focusing on high cost of food.......What does this spellllllll......

Telling the world that the end of cheap food may is here, you pay for expensive food or you die.......is this man made inflation...........is it acceptable to would be consumer ??? In my view, is spells trouble, big big trouble to people of AFRICA, BLACK COMMUNITY OF THE WORLD............... 

For this reason, in fact, it should provide an opening to address the rural-urban imbalance (Poor/Rich) to reason on matters of global food economy. It is a wake-up call where today’s food crisis is an opportunity to restructure the social relations of global business in agriculture and elevate the value of rural communities to its rightful place and "The Africa's Scramble to Land Grabbing" must become a disputable exposed wicked evil, an assault on the rights of rural people. These Conspiracy theories of Jeopardy of Scandals to to oppress and enslave the poor of Africa is unacceptable..............

Africa's Black Community must stand up and demand for JUSTICE......!!!

So as the debate over land grabbing rages on, let’s use this as a vital opportunity to think about how the very underpinnings of world agriculture to supply for Industrial Fuel can be termed FAIR to human survival and livelihood ― does it only favor the RICH with their monopoly of industrial mindset ― Will this provide food of thought about the unfolding historical roots of the crisis of organized terrorism and killings in Africa with smooth displacements in the world’s poorest African countries?????

This is a magnitude of problems and it require the Poor and Rich to Reason together and find more suitable means for Economic Sustainability Mutually Fair to All........

Best Regards,

Judy Miriga
Diaspora Spokesperson
Executive Director
Confederation Council Foundation for Africa Inc.,

The testimony of genocide against Luo people of Ethiopia

Uploaded on Nov 26, 2009

The testimony of massacres against the people of Anyuak: part of a wider extermination policy against defenceless and innocent people. A similar trend is happening in Acholi


The lands on the eastern and southern part of Ethiopia were Luo before the arrival of the Hebrew Solomon (Jerusalem) Crown. The lands are part of Southern Sudan, northern, central and southern Uganda, as well as the lands around the shores of Lake Victoria, all of which made/make up the country and nation known as LUOLAND. What the people who live in those lands speak is called LUO LANGUAGE and the people are LUO.
00:18 mele Zenawi = ethiopias prime minister/president.. he is a semitic north ethiopian murderer and a cowards and he is responsible for the genocides of the darker natives like the Anuaks of south ethiopia and the Ogaden-Somalians of east ethiopia the Somalian Ogaden region and many other ethnic cleansing..

Why are we fighting to challenge "The Scrumble to Africa" on "Africa Land Grabbing"


Statement by Judy Miriga – CEO and Executive Director
Confederation Council foundation for Africa Teaming with WADU

May 10th 2013 at Montgomery Works Wheaton

We have lots of engineered problems mounting in Africa. We want this behavior stop.

While we are commemorating the 50th Anniversary of Pan-Africanist, Thankfully, we recognize freedom fighters like Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., The Honorable Marcus Garvey, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Nelson Mandela, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, Mwalimu Julius Nyerere, Tom Mboya with others , who due to their sacrifices of great leadership, we are proud to recognize their great services to the Community. It is our turn to do as much and be able to correct mistakes or ills that are about to destroy us; so that we are able to do better to improve situation of "Africa Land Grabbing" to ensure there is equitable distribution of Public Wealth and Resources in a fair and legal manner and through checks and balances there must be a process for Transparency and Accountability.

We must stop scapegoating where wrong doers comfortably shift blame to find faults on others to escape blame and delay justice. This is what people like Martin Luther King did in their organizing for peaceful campaign calling for justice, they were able to bring sanity and freedom. It is a reflection that we must borrow a leaf and preach peace, unity and Love so together we are able to do good and leave this world better than we found it.

To prevent constant conflicts in Africa, let us get to the root-cause of what is ailing Africa, help to strengthen democracy at grassroots” level, build stronger and more resilient Social Cohesion with the Civil Society Institutions (NGOs, Schools and Faith Based) and ensure there is adequate checks and balances that are able to promote Partnership for Good Governance with Just Rule of Law and engage towards effective democratic principles with regulatory establishment for common good of all. Together, we are able to improve Human Rights and thereby reduce Crime, Violation and Abuses and be on the road to settle and fix grievances amicable within fair distribution of Public Wealth and Resources in an organized manner.

In order that we engage on a balanced responsible trading with Africa's wealth, resources, land and water, it is important to recognize fundamentals of People of Africa's Livelihood and Survival as well, that people of Africa also have rights to demand for their human rights to live a honorable dignified life; and that reality of fairness for common good of all comes with economic, social and political advantages that are conducive to improve development progressive prospects. These are benefits that come with ethical responsibilities shared mutually by all.

Today, Africa is facing serious problems that have been brought about by corporate special interests who engage with African Political corrupt leaders to cut-deals behind the scene through back door. They are the reason Africa has fallen into abject poverty and are in serious danger of losing their lands from "Land Grabbing". The Corporate Special Interest engineered Plan of Action to steal from Africa through organized police terrorism in Africa and by engaging the corrupt African politicians. These politicians do not respect or value the Constitutional Laws and Regulations that mandate them to comply; but, because of their unscrupulous networking they are conditioned to work against the Constitutional Rules and regulations where checks and balances require them to ascertain accountability.

Corporations of the special interests influence criminality in Africa by suppressing Africas' development for their personal gains through engaging in irregular activities that are illegal and are unconstitutional. In such activities the Corporate Special Interest engage in "Land Grabbing" in the "Scramble to Africa".

Head of World Bank and IMF sensationally admitted acting against poor Africa's interest. The question still remains, why did the World Bank, IMF and Hedge Funding engage in committing crimes including violation and abuse against Human Rights in Africa. These land deals steal Africa's future. Corrupt governments enable big investors to evict rightful landowners from their land, and many displaced communities lose their access to food and water. Public institutions, most notably the World Bank, found themselves engaging in such unfortunate deals, and stopping them will set a stage to freeze all land grabs. World Bank is therefore part of culprit who conspires to destroy human lives in today’s systemic food shortage and crisis. World Bank in this case should be blamed for Land Grabs in Africa and they must face joint blame on the same. This is a serious criminal injustices where World Bank engages with Foreign investment in Africa's farmland to sustain biofuels industry from land stolen from the poor Africans and is diverted from local food production to fuel production which is directly affecting greater African population.

This is a wake-up call to all people of the world that there is an urgent need to address the rural-urban food imbalance affecting the global food economy which now results to rising high costs of food against the domestic budget income.

Where is the moral responsibility in demanding debt repayments from Africa on finances that were not authenticated according to public mandate but instead, these types of irregular corrupt transaction failed to apply facilitation of public mandate to deliberate and fulfill Development needs of the African Citizen which instead, resulted in non-compliance but rather caused serious excessive poverty, joblessness, landlessness and the collapse of Government institutions of African larger community. The loses and misappropriations of billions of funds that were released for Government Institutions for Africa's development programs got distributed and banked in foreign private individual accounts to benefit unscrupulous African Politicians with their counterparts of Corporate Special Interest in an irregular corrupt manner. This behavior has equated African mandated needs to a sorry state of Africa's begging bowl and AIDS handouts. The World Bank already has strong evidence that funding large land deals often makes life worse for the people displaced and fails to generate poverty reduction.

How is it possible such serious crime, violation and abuse of humanity; a behaviour that clearly increases Africa's vulnerability to extreme poverty can be legitimized by a Public Institution tasked with alleviating poverty? How can the World Bank face this reality? How is World Bank comfortable to engage in Stealing Africa's future? Africa does not need assistance from begging bowl. Africa needs to Trade with the World on Partnership Development for progressive development made on a balanced agreement that benefit all stakeholders with investing shareholders equitably on a balanced sustainable Mutual consideration.  

Africa states such like Liberia, Sierra Leone tells the story of some of mass exploitation, of the ecstasy of struggle for complete independence and how total liberation is not easy.

Now it is time for a full freeze on land grab funding. We call on you to act urgently to end the sell-off of the world's land to private companies and reallocate World Bank funds to projects that really do eradicate poverty. Poor Local Farmers need Partnership support not an eviction notice. It is time Africa's progressive development must face a turning point where the corrupt African leaders must face consequences for their corrupt deals.


The World Bank's new president has devoted his life to defeating poverty. British farmer James Siggs joined a venture to run ‘US-style large-scale agricultural systems’ in the Congo. But he left and now says ‘industrial-scale farming displaces and alienates people, creates few jobs and causes social disruption’. This is our best chance to get the World Bank to take a strong stand against the land robbery.

Land is life to farming communities in Africa and around the world. Africa's Cultural food value and traditional seedlings is fundamental to Africa's livelihood and survival. Africa was not consulted to have them driven out of their land and live a life of hopelessness. Land grab in Africa is threatening to destroy families and hold Africa's futures to ransom; this is a clear indication that there is plan to wipe Africans out of the face of earth. How will the world leaders justify this type of crime on Africa?

Judy Miriga
Diaspora Spokesperson
Executive Director
Confederation Council Foundation for Africa Inc.,
Organizing Team with WADU


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Insects source of protein instead of meat

6 May 2013 Last updated at 02:08 ET Help

Insects are regularly eaten by as much as 80% of the worlds population, but even the very thought of it seems shocking to most people in the UK.
But as the global population continues to grow, there is a growing move towards eating insects as a staple part of our diet.
Researchers from the Nordic Food Lab are looking at ways to persuade people to get their protein from bugs instead.
John Maguire reports.

Davos 2013 - (CCTV) China's Next Global Agenda
Published on Feb 15, 2013
China's Next Global Agenda
How will China's next global agenda affect the rest of the world?
Dimensions to be addressed:
- Inbound and outbound investment
- Global and domestic financial reform
- Role in international cooperation and negotiations
• Gordon Brown, UN Special Envoy for Global Education; Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (2007-2010)
• Jin-Yong Cai, Executive Vice-President and Chief Executive Officer, International Finance Corporation (IFC), Washington DC
• Kevin Rudd, Member of Parliament, Australia; Global Agenda Council on Fragile States
• Lawrence H. Summers, Charles W. Eliot University Professor, Harvard University, USA
• Zhang Xiaoqiang, Vice-Chairman, National Development and Reform Commission, People's Republic of China
• John Zhao, Chief Executive Officer, Hony Capital, People's Republic of China
Moderated by
• Rui Chenggang, Director and Anchor, China Central Television, People's Republic of China

Davos 2013 - The Global Development Outlook

Published on Feb 12, 2013
The Global Development Outlook
With the Millennium Development Goals expiring in 2015, what should be at the top of the next development agenda?
• Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General, United Nations, New York
• David Cameron, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
• William H. Gates III, Co-Chair, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, USA
• Helene D. Gayle, President and Chief Executive Officer, CARE USA, USA; Global Agenda Council on Poverty & Sustainable Development
• Paul Kagame, President of Rwanda
• Paul Polman, Chief Executive Officer, Unilever, United Kingdom
• H.M. Queen Rania Al Abdullah of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
Chaired by
• Thomas L. Friedman, Columnist, Foreign Affairs, The New York Times, USA

Davos 2013 - De-risking Africa (CNBC Africa Debate)

Published on Feb 11, 2013
De-risking Africa
How are Africa's leaders mitigating investment risk in Africa's economies?
This session was developed in partnership with CNBC Africa.
• Louise Arbour, President and Chief Executive Officer, International Crisis Group (ICG), Belgium
• Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, President of Nigeria
• Sunil Bharti Mittal, Chairman and Group Chief Executive Officer, Bharti Enterprises, India
• Jacob G. Zuma, President of South Africa
Moderated by
• Bronwyn Nielsen, Anchor, CNBC Africa, South Africa

Davos 2013 - (Bloomberg) No Growth, Easy Money -- The New Normal?

Published on Feb 10, 2013
The Global Financial Context
What strategic shifts and transformational issues are shaping the global financial context?
Dimensions to be addressed:
- Limits of monetary policy
- Eurozone options
- Real world impact of Basel III and Solvency II
- Future of shadow banking
• James Dimon, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, JPMorgan Chase & Co., USA
• Andrey L. Kostin, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, VTB Bank, Russian Federation
• Paul Singer, Principal, Elliott Management, USA
• Tidjane Thiam, Group Chief Executive, Prudential, United Kingdom
• Axel A. Weber, Chairman of the Board of Directors, UBS, Switzerland; Co-Chair of the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2013
• Zhu Min, Deputy Managing Director, International Monetary Fund (IMF), Washington DC; World Economic Forum Foundation Board Member
Moderated by
• Maria Bartiromo, Anchor, Closing Bell; Anchor and Managing Editor of On the Money, CNBC, USA; Young Global Leader Alumnus

Austerity is a word to express Terrorism & Terrorist Acts 1000 times worse than any Al-Qaeda invented by Wall Street Propaganda Experts! The only way out of this Global Economic & Financial Crisis, is we must spend our way out. Since we went off the Gold Standard, we cannot print too much money, especially to reach 100% employment! Modern Monetary Theory
will explain @ The University of Missouri

Davos 2013 - The Global Financial Context

Published on Feb 10, 2013
The Global Financial Context
What strategic shifts and transformational issues are shaping the global financial context?
Dimensions to be addressed:
- Limits of monetary policy
- Eurozone options
- Real world impact of Basel III and Solvency II
- Future of shadow banking
• James Dimon, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, JPMorgan Chase & Co., USA
• Andrey L. Kostin, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, VTB Bank, Russian Federation
• Paul Singer, Principal, Elliott Management, USA
• Tidjane Thiam, Group Chief Executive, Prudential, United Kingdom
• Axel A. Weber, Chairman of the Board of Directors, UBS, Switzerland; Co-Chair of the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2013
• Zhu Min, Deputy Managing Director, International Monetary Fund (IMF), Washington DC; World Economic Forum Foundation Board Member
Moderated by
• Maria Bartiromo, Anchor, Closing Bell; Anchor and Managing Editor of On the Money, CNBC, USA; Young Global Leader Alumnus

U.S. Accuses Banking Giant Of Laundering Money For Iran

Published on May 10, 2013

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France's President Hollande fights tax scandal

4 April 2013 Last updated at 14:14 ET

French President Francois Hollande, 3 Apr 13 The tax furore overshadowed Mr Hollande's visit to Morocco on Wednesday
A financial scandal is threatening French President Francois Hollande, after it emerged that his former Socialist Party treasurer invested in two Cayman Islands offshore companies.
Jean-Jacques Augier, who managed Mr Hollande's campaign funds, told the daily Le Monde that there was "nothing illegal" in his tax haven affairs.
Meanwhile, ex-budget minister Jerome Cahuzac has been charged with fraud.
Ministers are under pressure to reveal what they knew about his tax evasion.
Speaking during a two-day visit to Morocco, Mr Hollande insisted he knew "nothing" about the "private activities" of Mr Augier.
He said it was up to France's tax authorities to investigate the matter, AFP reported.
The Cayman Islands revelations came out in a global investigation by reporters, including Le Monde, into secret offshore accounts. It was co-ordinated by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists.
On Wednesday President Hollande used a national address to promise that in future all ministers and MPs would have to declare fully their personal finances.
But the media is already questioning whether that is enough, the BBC's Christian Fraser reports from Paris.
The pressure is growing for a full government reshuffle - just 10 months after Mr Hollande took office.
Mr Cahuzac admitted this week that he had hidden about 600,000 euros (£509,000; $770,000) in a Swiss bank account.
Political embarrassment
French newspapers are calling it the biggest political crisis for Mr Hollande since his election last year, the AFP news agency reports.
He had promised voters morality and integrity in public life after what were nicknamed the "bling-bling" years of his conservative predecessor Nicolas Sarkozy.
But this year Mr Hollande's opinion poll ratings have slumped, as the country remains mired in recession and unemployment at 10.6%.
In the latest financial twist, Le Monde reports that Mr Hollande's ex-treasurer Jean-Jacques Augier became a shareholder in a Cayman Islands company called International Bookstores Ltd in 2005.
He said that venture came about because of a large publishing investment in China.
He insisted that he had "no personal bank account in the Caymans nor any direct personal investment in that territory".
But Mr Hollande's administration has been chasing the wealthy with such investments abroad, our correspondent says. So Mr Augier's affairs are a problem for him.
Earlier this week it emerged that the former budget minister, Mr Cahuzac, had lied to the president, parliament and the public about the offshore accounts he had held for more than 20 years.



Durban, South Africa
26 - 27 March 2013

BRICS and AFRICA: Partnership for Development, Integration and Industrialisation

South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma hosted the Fifth BRICS Summit on 27 March 2013 in Durban under the theme: “BRICS and Africa: Partnership for Development, Integration and Industrialisation.” This Summit completed the first cycle of BRICS Summits and was the first time that the Summit was hosted on the African continent. This has specific relevance given that it coincides with the 50th anniversary celebrations of the Organisation of African Unity/African Union (AU).
South Africa’s projected outcomes for the Fifth BRICS Summit were achieved.
  1. The BRICS Leaders agreed to the establishment of a New Development Bank and indicated that the initial capital contribution to the bank should be substantial and sufficient for the bank to be effective in financing infrastructure.
  2. In addition, the Leaders also agreed on the establishment of the contingent reserve arrangement (CRA) with an initial size of US$100 billion. The CRA would help BRICS countries forestall short-term liquidity pressures and further strengthen financial stability. It would also contribute to strengthening the global financial safety net and complement existing international arrangements as an additional line of defence. In this regard, the BRICS Leaders agreed to review progress made in these two initiatives at the next meeting of BRICS Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors in September 2013.
  3. Another outcome of the Summit was the establishment of the BRICS Think Tanks Council and the BRICS Business Council. The BRICS Think Tanks Council will link respective Think Tanks into a network to develop policy options such as the evaluation and future long-term strategy for BRICS. The BRICS Business Council will bring together business associations from each of the BRICS countries and manage engagement between the business communities on an on-going basis. These two new BRICS structures that were initiated under the South African chairpersonship, that is, the BRICS Think Tanks and the BRICS Business Council, will strengthen intra-BRICS cooperation to develop new paradigms for sustainable and inclusive growth models, as well as new learning and knowledge paradigms to deal with our contemporary growth and development challenges.
Two Agreements were concluded under auspices of the BRICS Interbank Cooperation Mechanism.
  1. The BRICS Multilateral Infrastructure Co-Financing Agreement for Africa paves the way for the establishment of co-financing arrangements for infrastructure projects across the African continent.
  2. The BRICS Multilateral Cooperation and Co-Financing Agreement for Sustainable Development sets out to explore the establishment of bilateral agreements aimed at establishing cooperation and co-financing arrangements, specifically around sustainable development and green economy elements.
The Summit outcome documents known as the eThekwini Declaration and Action Plan were adopted at the conclusion of the Summit.
South Africa assumed the BRICS chairpersonship at the Summit and will be responsible for the implementation of the Action Plan during its tenure. Human rights and gender, were for the first time included in the eThekwini Declaration. Linked hereto, was the welcoming of the appointment of the new Chairperson of the AU Commission as an affirmation of the leadership of women, which is an important pronouncement by BRICS.
Matters that are key priorities in terms of the agenda of the African Union have been strategically repositioned in the eThekwini Declaration in line with the Summit theme. BRICS Leaders reaffirmed their support for sustainable infrastructure development, as well as industrial development, job creation, skills development, food and nutrition security and poverty eradication and sustainable development in Africa.
BRICS Leaders expressed their commitment to Peace and Security on the African continent. The BRICS Leaders furthermore called upon the United Nations (UN) to enhance cooperation with the AU, and its Peace and Security Council, pursuant to UN Security Council resolutions.
Regarding the global economic situation, a strong commitment to foster growth and financial stability was articulated by the BRICS Leaders in order to address unemployment. The Leaders reiterated their position that the reform of the International Monetary Fund should reflect the growing weight of BRICS and other developing countries and that agreement on the quota formula should be completed by January next year. The BRICS Leaders also agreed that the election for the next world Trade Organisation (WTO) Director-General should be a candidate from a developing country.

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UN urges people to eat insects to fight world hunger

13 May 2013Last updated at 09:00 ET
Bug salad Over 2 billion people worldwide already supplement their diet with insects
Eating more insects could help fight world hunger, according to a new UN report.
The report by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization says that eating insects could help boost nutrition and reduce pollution.
It notes than over 2 billion people worldwide already supplement their diet with insects.
However it admits that "consumer disgust" remains a large barrier in many Western countries.

Insect nutritional value /100g

Food source
Protein (g)
Calcium (mg)
Iron (mg)
Source: Montana State University
Minced beef
Wasps, beetles and other insects are currently "underutilised" as food for people and livestock, the report says. Insect farming is "one of the many ways to address food and feed security".
"Insects are everywhere and they reproduce quickly, and they have high growth and feed conversion rates and a low environmental footprint," according to the report.
Nutritional value
The authors point out that insects are nutritious, with high protein, fat and mineral content.
They are "particularly important as a food supplement for undernourished children".
Insects are also "extremely efficient" in converting feed into edible meat. Crickets, for example, need 12 times less feed than cattle to produce the same amount of protein, according to the report.
Most insects are are likely to produce fewer environmentally harmful greenhouse gases than other livestock.
The ammonia emissions associated with insect-rearing are far lower than those linked to conventional livestock such as pigs, says the report.
A festival-goers enjoys an 'insects pizza' at one of the many food stalls during the 34th edition of the Paleo festival on July 22, 2009 in Nyon.

The report calls for insect dishes to be added to restaurant menus
Insects are regularly eaten by many of the world's population, but the thought may seem shocking to many Westerners.
The report suggests that the food industry could help in "raising the status of insects" by including them in new recipes and adding them to restaurant menus.
It goes on to note that in some places, certain insects are considered delicacies.
For example some caterpillars in southern Africa are seen as luxuries and command high prices.
Most edible insects are gathered in forests and serve niche markets, the report states.
It calls for improved regulation and production for using insects as feed.
"The use of insects on a large scale as a feed ingredient is technically feasible, and established companies in various parts of the world are already leading the way," it adds.

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Davos 2012: Capitalism debate sets WEF agenda

25 January 2012 Last updated at 05:13 ET
World Economic Forum logo This year's World Economic Forum in Davos takes place amid a gloomy economy
This year's World Economic Forum (WEF) has kicked off with a debate on capitalism, which Bill Gates labelled a "phenomenal system".
"We're going through a tough period, but there is no other system that has improved humanity," the Microsoft founder told the BBC.
The future of the world economy is high on the agenda as some of world's most powerful people gather in Davos.
They meet annually in the Swiss resort to discuss the state of the world.
The WEF comes amid sluggish growth in the West versus soaring growth rates in emerging economies such as China and Brazil, and uprisings and protests across the globe.
The eurozone debt crisis also continues to disturb financial markets.
Before Davos, WEF founder Klaus Schwab had said: "Capitalism in its current form no longer fits the world around us."
Speaking in London ahead of his arrival in Davos, Mr Gates told BBC Radio 4's Today programme that "the world is better off" because of capitalism.
"I think capitalism is a phenomenal system because it has generated so much innovation - the chance I had as a young boy to start Microsoft, hire my friends," he said.
"Other systems don't allow that to happen."
First debate
It was fitting that these concerns of the future of the world economy were reflected in the opening debate: "Is 20th-century capitalism failing 21st-century society?"

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Has capitalism got a future? Is it fit for the 21st Century? And if it has and is, how must capitalism change?”
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Tim Weber Business editor, BBC News website
Referencing Winston Churchill, one of the panellists, David Rubenstein, co-founder of the private equity Carlyle Group, said: "Capitalism may be the worst form of systems, except for every other system."
The chief of the International Trade Union Confederation disagreed. Sharan Burrow said "we've lost a moral compass" and warned of social unrest.
She called for companies globally to invest 2-3% of real investment in the creation of jobs, or what she termed the "productive economy".
A distinction was also made between the economies of the US and Europe - dubbed "laissez-faire capitalism" - and state capitalism, where the governments of nations such as China and Russia take a big role in creating jobs.
Later, amid the heaviest snow in Davos in 66 years, German Chancellor Angela Merkel will provide the keynote address that will officially begin the WEF, scheduled for 16:30 BST.

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Davos 2012: Has capitalism got a future?

Tim Weber

By Tim Weber Business editor, BBC News website, Davos

23 January 2012 Last updated at 19:22 ET
Davos Could the future of capitalism be decided in this Swiss mountain resort?
Has capitalism got a future? Is it fit for the 21st Century? And if it has and is, how must capitalism change?
The organisers of this year's World Economic Forum (WEF) have put some pretty crunchy questions on the agenda.
But as more than 2,600 of the world's richest and most powerful people come to the Swiss mountain village of Davos to discuss the state of the world, is it a topic that they want to talk about?
For some, these are clearly the right questions. "Is capitalism working? Will we grow again? Is the Western model still working?" asks John Griffith-Jones, the UK and Europe chairman of accounting giant KPMG.
"I'm really interested in hearing people talk about that," he says.
Mr Griffith-Jones talks of the need to find a "concept of responsible capitalism" and worries that even if Davos man and woman find a consensus, it will not be one that is very clear to people in the wider world.
The founder and driving force of the forum, Prof Klaus Schwab, is even blunter. "Capitalism in its current form no longer fits the world around us," he says.
Occupy WEF
Those are statements and questions that one would rather expect to hear from the anti-capitalist protesters who have come to Davos, and who were busy over the weekend building snow igloos and preparing a 50-people camp as part of their Occupy WEF protest.
Major protests are unlikely in Davos, though those who are here will make themselves seen and heard
"We'll make small actions in the village. We're going to disturb things a little bit,'' says organiser David Roth, president of the Swiss social democrat youth organisation Juso, as he prepares to camp out all week.
But heavy snow, bitter cold and the highly efficient forces of the Swiss police and army will make major protests unlikely.
It will be left to the WEF's participants and organisers to highlight the world's failings.
Prof Schwab speaks of a "dystopian future", where political and economic elites "are in danger of completely losing the confidence of future generations".
Indeed, a global survey released just days before the start of Davos, the Edelman Trust Barometer, suggests there has been a sharp drop in public trust, not just in in business but especially in governments around the world.
Davos, in its very own way, illustrates that even for well-paid business leaders, the scars of the economic crisis of the past four years are still painful.
The eurozone, the financial sector, poverty, inequality, corporate responsibility and the rise of China: They all feature heavily in both the sessions organised by the forum, which is always eager to lob in a few inconvenient questions, and the topics of many of the events organised by banks, industry groups and corporate giants.
It is gloomy business, albeit discussed while scoffing haute cuisine breakfasts, lunches and dinners in Davos' five-star hotels.
Good news
There is a danger, says David Jones, chief executive of French advertising firm Havas, that amid all the gloom the good news will be overlooked.
"I believe that things will not be as cataclysmic as many predict," he says, pointing to how China and India are still growing well, and how there has been a few good data out of the eurozone recently.
"But what tends to happen is that one topic will dominate everything."
World Economic Forum, Davos
Global leaders know they will have to work hard to regain the trust of the people they govern
Mr Jones is worried that key issues such as youth unemployment and global warming could be pushed to the sidelines.
Being fixated on the crisis could also make companies overlook the fact that doing business is changing in very fundamental ways.
Mr Jones calls it the "age of damage", where "social media create a world of radical transparency".
"Whether you are the head of an Arab country, the boss of BP, a misbehaving fashion designer or a footballer," he says, "basically what we are seeing every single day is the power of people to make leaders behave the way they want them to be."
Party is not over
Despite the gloomy mood music, there will still be plenty of the normal "Davos spirit" dominating the discussions in the event's main venue, the Congress Centre, and the surrounding hotels.
After all, no entrepreneur or business leader in his right mind would come to Davos and let the opportunity for some serious networking go to waste.
On Sunday, one investor at the tech-heavy DLD Conference in Munich was busy preparing the ground for some joint fund-raising with other venture capitalists, with the finishing touches to be applied this week in Davos.
And there are still plenty of parties and private dinners to be had. Some more exclusive, others less so.
The future may be uncertain, but as every businessman at the forum will tell you, risks harbour opportunity.
The Davos party is not over yet
A Rothschild Speaks - Listen Closely
Uploaded on Jan 31, 2012
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Fuck Rothschildes and the ways they try to achieve their goals but some of their goals are fascinating; one world government, one world currency, planning families to avoid population explosion. However, at the end of the day, I don't trust them really.
All they are doing is wealth accumalation, creating more and more wars and innocent victims, planned diseases, rigging economies and corrupting politics. This 1 family can be held responsible for some of the major lives lost in last 2 centuries.
I 'm not completely sure if this is a post from an actual Rothschild. If this is indeed you. I would like to say the economy is based on productivity. If you put this productivity into a pie graph you can see how much money or wealth there is to go around. Now money goes to money. What is happening now is the pie is going to the super rich and not enough is getting to the poor. The days of bought and paid Governments protecting the rights of the few are coming to an end. The masses are waking.
Someday...someone like me, is going to make scum like you eat every single last word you just said. Rockefeller, Rothschild, Sinclair, Van zant....former templars, now free masons. Based on Pythagorean math magik...losing control sucks huh?
Wow, isn't that something. And with all the people calling him the devil. Now it's clear where all this conspiracy shit is actually coming from.
David Rockefeller's Shocking Confession
Practically, there's been global government for centuries now. The banking royalty seeks absolute control of all things, irrespective of the suffering they create. They already dominate most of the world but their hunger never subsides. The flock of (shamelessly ignorant) sheep are as much to blame as the (remorselessly selfish) shepherds.
The Earth could be a paradise for every living being, but somethings getting in the way. More than anything else, it's the people. It starts with YOU!
Uploaded on May 31, 2011
Confession [kənˈfɛʃən] n 1. the act of confessing 2. something confessed 3. an acknowledgment or declaration, esp of one's faults, intentions, misdeeds, or crimes...
How do the WTO, World Bank and IMF work?
Uploaded on May 5, 2011
Susan George explains what the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Trade Organization (WTO) are and how they work. They operate in the interests of rich nations at the expense of the poor. She cautions against the current trend to privatise public services such as transport, health and water.
That's why communism came about, to by pass IMF, WTO to avoid fractional reserve system and to develop their own system, interest free. It collapsed. IMF and World bank loans out money at 30-40% interest rates, keeping developing countries indebted/ slaved indefinitely.
These poor countries can't even pay the interest for the loan, so the loan just rolled over all the time, keeping poor countries in debt and in wars.
IMF & World Bank are weapons of war , by John Pilger

Uploaded on Jan 3, 2011
this is a 21 minutes montage of an original 52 minutes special report by John Pilger that you can find if you google for WAR BY OTHER MEANS
editing and upload done January 3rd 2011
original program dated late 1991
The problem is that the people aren't consulted about the decision to borrow money; the ruling class of these countries take the loans, knowing that THEY aren't the ones who'll have to repay it. They'll get kickbacks and contracts and such and the taxpayers will be stuck with the bill, while the loan money usually ends up going to projects which do nothing to help the lower classes and everything do make the already-rich even richer.
YES I am telling masses GOOD luck. USA is run by Power elites organised enterprise they are deep inside the system they are self aware taking them down is Not going to be easy.
IMF and World Bank were created after WW-II to protect USA dollar monopoly on world trade. COLONISATION and war is now being done by Financial means. It is called Dictatorship of Financial Capital read IMF and Yugoslavia.
The Rothschilds 500 TRILLION DOLLARS
Published on Dec 6, 2010
Under the surface, the Rothschilds long had a powerful influence in dictating American financial laws. The law records show that they were powers in the old Bank of the United States [abolished by Andrew Jackson].
Rothschild quotes:
"Give me control of a nation's money and I care not who makes the laws."
"I care not what puppet is placed on the throne of England to rule the Empire, ...The man that controls Britain's money supply controls the British Empire. And I control the money supply."
"We shall have World Government, whether or not we like it. The only question is whether World Government will be achieved by conquest or consent."
Can BRICS save world economy and take on the West?
Published on Mar 30, 2012
The trade ministers of BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) met in Delhi to discuss ways to strengthen economic ties. But can they take on the Western economic powers? http://ibnlive.com/livetv
Inside Story - BRICS: Challenging the global economic order
Published on Mar 28, 2013
Is the vision that united Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa starting to crumble? To discuss this, Inside Story, with presenter Jane Dutton, is joined by guests: Duncan Clarke, the CEO of Global Pacific and Partners, and the author of Africa's Future: Darkness to Destiny; Aly-Khan Satchu, a former investment banker specialising in emerging market financing; and Michael Cox, a professor of International Relations at the London School of Economics, and author of Power Shifts, Economic Change and the Decline of the West?.
BRICS nations pledge to work together on global issues
Published on Mar 26, 2013
South Africa, Russia and China are to work more closely on trade, defence and energy.
They have signed a series of deals in Durban - where the so-called BRICS nations are meeting.
The three countries, along with Brazil and India, are currently driving global economic growth.
Al Jazeera's Tania Page reports from Durban.
Think Tank Workshop 1 by SANJAY SINGH
Published on Mar 14, 2013
Think Tank Workshop in Durban 8th - 9th March 2013 , Video by Sanjay Singh
Diamonds of War: Africa's Blood Diamond
Uploaded on Mar 16, 2009
Trace the deadly path of the world's most precious stones.
Diamond Revenues of Over $1 Billion a Year Fund Israeli War Crimes 26-1-2013
Published on Jan 26, 2013
In 2012, despite pressure from civil society organisations, the Kimberley Process (KP) refused to broaden the definition of a "conflict diamond" to ban blood diamonds that fund human rights violations by government forces.
Diamonds are a cornerstone of the Israeli economy and a major source of funding for the nuclear-armed Israeli military regime which stands accused of war crimes. Israeli diamonds evade the strictures of the KP regulations which only apply to rough diamonds that fund rebel movements.
Consumers are being sold Israeli blood diamonds which jewellers deceitfully claim are conflict-free. Jewellers profit while Palestinians pay with their lives.
Memorandum of Understanding with Liberia
Published on Oct 25, 2012
Israel Diamond Institute Managing Director Eli Avidar says Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf's decision to sign a memorandum of understanding with the IDI testifies to her efforts to revitalize every aspect of her country's economy, in particular Liberia's vital diamond industry. Sanctions on Liberia's rough diamonds have been lifted, and Liberia is now a member of the Kimberley Process

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