Sudan's capital, Khartoum, and neighboring Omdurman, as well as Port Sudan and other parts of the country, are being rocked by mass protests and government repression, with the loss of at least 70 lives so far in Khartoum alone.
Angry small farmers are rejecting free trade agreements Colombia signed with the United States, Canada, and the European Union. Rrural people in Colombia are suffering.Eight million Colombians are hungry,
The UN's Food and Agriculture Organization announced that a total of 38 countries worldwide have already met all or part of the "Millennium Goals" for the reduction of hunger, malnutrition and poverty.
The so-called Guptagate scandal that has gripped South Africa over the past month has further exposed the scale of corruption dogging the ruling ANC. President Zuma was reportedly incandescent with rage.
For any African country to have a strong competitor to play off against the companies and governments is seen as a step forward by many African leaders.
Chavez cared about the poor at a time when "some of the wealthiest people on our planet have more money than they can ever reasonably expect to spend."
At least 51 percent of candidates of Correa's Alianza Pais political party gained National Assembly seats. Never before in Ecuadorian history has a single party held a legislative majority.
Socialist-oriented projects, aimed at shoring up national independence and protecting indigenous rights, were on track. Yet the specter of governmental corruption had materialized.
A new center-left political movement, called the National Regeneration Movement (MORENA) has emerged on the Mexican political landscape.
More astute analysis highlights the appalling situation of South Africa's mining communities as being fertile ground for the crisis that has developed at Marikana.