Articles & Reports

Al Jazeera

The new African land grab, Al Jazeera, 30 June 2011.

BBC

World’s most profitable gold mine – but not all glitters in Morila, Mali, BBC Focus on Africa Magazine, April – June 2003, pp 33-35

Spoiled for choice, BBC Focus on Africa Magazine, July – September 2002, Vol 13(3), pp 26-29

Burying capitalism, BBC Focus on Africa Magazine, April – June 2002, Vol 13(2); p 32

Challenging tradition, BBC Focus on Africa Magazine, January – March 2002, Vol 13(1); pp 48-50

Barefoot behind bars, BBC Focus on Africa Magazine, July – September 2000, Vol 11(3), pp 46 – 49

Making haute couture out of mud, BBC Focus on Africa Magazine, April – June 1999, Vol 10(2), pp 52 – 55

Bark with a bite, BBC Focus On Africa Magazine, January – March 1999, Vol. 10(1), pp 51 – 54

The battle of Sikasso revisited, BBC Focus on Africa Magazine, July – September 1998,  Vol 9(3), pp 46-52

Book Reviews

Africa: Heart of despair, History of continent’s fight for freedom fails to acknowledge West’s culpability, Tahe Chronicle Herld: The Nova Scotian, 27 February 2006.

A better way for Africa, Rabble.ca, 17 September 2009.

How corporate tax breaks hurt humanity, Rabble.ca, 18 March 2011.

The Chronicle Herald

Security overseer posting yet another lapse, 31 May 2013.

Nova Scotia – open for what kind of business?, 21 June 2012.

Canada under Conservatives not what it used to be, 22 February 2012.

Rich drive SUVs, poor go hungry: food prices soar as crops burned to fuel the West. The Nova Scotian. 13 April 2008.

A tent of sticks for a school, The Nova Scotian, 13 November 2005.

Whycocomagh to Timbuktu: How a Nova Scotia girl ended up in Timbuktu married to a village chief The Nova Scotian, 6 November 2005.

Journey to the centre of the world: In Timbuktu the Road of Hope is also the Road of Despair,  The Nova Scotian. 30 October 2005.

Pambazuka News

Palm oil fuels land grabs in Africa, Issue 547: 15 September 2011.

The war on Africa’s family farmers, Issue 524, 6 April 2011.

The glossary of greed,  Issue 523. 30 March 2011.

Protecting investors, but what about the people? Dissecting the contradictions on agricultural investment in Sierra Leone.  Issue 48. 6 May 2010.

Profits before people: The great African liquidation sale. Issue 456. 11 May 2009.

Toronto Star

Relaxed Mali village hosts `poor people’s Kananaskis’, 26 June 2002

The treasures of Timbuktu, 18 Dec. 2005

A modest man’s big idea Digital chip changed the world, 16 Feb. 2006.

Truthout

Farmland – the New “Blood Diamonds” in Sierra Leone? 23 May 2013.

Selected Research Reports

Understanding land investment deals in Africa. Country report: Sierra Leone. 2011. Oakland, CA: Oakland Institute

Understanding land investment deals in Africa. Country report: Mali. 2011. Oakland, CA: Oakland Institute

Sierra Leone”, pp 14 – 18. In: Sierra Leone Diamonds and Human Security Annual Review (edited by Ian Smillie). 2009. Ottawa, Partnership Africa Canada.

Policy Brief: Filling in the holes – Policy Implications in land rehabilitation, Sierra Leone’s artisanal diamond mining challenge. Diamond Development Initiative, 2009.

The World Agroforestry Centre — looking back at the first quarter century and ahead to the next. 2003. Writer.