Beyond the Noise: Imperialism now – how British banks exploit Africa

Ben Wray

Beyond the Noise with David Jamieson is a weekly podcast with CommonSpace journalist David Jamieson, where he gets behind the 24/7 news cycle and gets to heart of issues, trying to find the substance behind the headlines.

IN THIS week’s podcast Jamieson is joined by Gyekye Tanoh, Head of Political Economy Unit at Third World Network-Africa, who was in Glasgow to speak to a Global Justice Now Scotland meeting on the West’s economic relationship to Africa.

They discuss:

00:59 – What is the fundamental character of the economic relationship between the west and Africa?

8:47 – In the west we are constantly sold the narrative of Africa improving and ‘catching up’ with the west. What has been the real impact of neoliberalism on the continent?

18:59 – Are people in Africa resisting the growth of poverty and inequality? And what are the wider social consequences for the continent?

24:10 – How can people in the west practice solidarity with those resisting in Africa?

Picture: Lorna Miller

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