De oneerlijke verdeling van middelen tussen Europa en Afrika zien we zelfs terug in de ontwikkelingshulp aan dit continent. Slechts een tot twee procent van de geldstromen gaat direct naar lokale goede doelen. …


Dr Karambu Ringera (IPI) & Inemarie Dekker (iMPACT direct)

International development wants to contribute to people having equal opportunities around the world; for example to access education, health care or a clean environment. That’s the vision that many nonprofits and development workers share. Yet, working for years in development cooperation ourselves, we experienced that the sector in itself is…


Donating directly to an African nonprofit. It is possible as from 7th August 2020, through the website of iMPACT direct. Moreover, the nonprofits will set the goals on where to spend the money on, as well as share unedited and unfiltered updates at the website. …


Or how they could support it instead | Or how to get around it

12 June, we’re ready to start iMPACT Direct! In six weeks’ time Isaac, Richard and me set up the first prototype for donors to donate directly to 4 highly professional participating NGOs in Ghana and Kenya.

Today, it’s 1st of August. It took us another seven weeks (!) at 10…


France secures access to markets in its 14 former colonies in Africa, to this date, 57 years after independence. Benefits are of commercial interest: access to resources and markets. Mechanisms to support this are a shared currency (the CFA-franc), military presence, secret diplomacy and marketing its language. …


A cette date, 57 ans après l’indépendance, la France sécurise l’accès aux marchés dans ses 14 anciennes colonies en Afrique. Les bénéfices sont de nature commercial: l’accès aux ressources et aux marchés. Les mécanismes pour appuyer cela sont une monnaie partagée (le franc CFA), la présence militaire, la diplomatie secrète…


For more than 50 years, the citizens of 14 francophone countries in Africa are using an outdated French monetary system. They pay the price of it with their democratic rights and wealth, leaving their own countries in poverty. Whereas France is still benefitting from a joint currency they introduced during…


Depuis plus de 50 ans, les citoyens de 14 pays de l’Afrique francophones utilisent un système monétaire français obsolète. Ils en paient le prix avec leurs droits démocratiques et leurs richesses, laissant leur propre pays dans la pauvreté. Alors que la France bénéficie toujours d’une monnaie commune qu’ils ont introduite…


“Misschien gaat de oorlog in Zuid-Sudan nooit voorbij. Maar we kunnen mensen de hulp bieden die ze verdienen: Rust en veiligheid creëren en hen daarmee een stukje waardigheid teruggeven.Voor Defensie naar Zuid-Sudan Door in gesprek te gaan, relaties te onderhouden en te weten wat er speelt. …


1803 — Haiti was the first free ‘black’ state in a colonised world. After an army of ex-slaves defeated Napoleon’s army — that was said to be the strongest army at the time.

France — supported with USA’s money and arms — did everything to recolonize the country and its…

Inemarie Dekker

Loves to write journalistic stories on Europe-Africa relations | Expert Gender, Sports and Social inclusion

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