Cargill cashes in; wikileaks on China and Africa; 1/3 of Zimbabwe's voters are dead; Dambisa Moyo's new book; South African Aid; business and human rights: links I liked

Cargill, the world’s largest agricultural commodities trader, announced on Wednesday that its profits had tripled year-on-year in the second quarter of its fiscal year, as the company profited from supply disruptions in the global food chain and rising prices’. What does Wikileaks tell us about the US government’s real view of China in Africa? A third of Zimbabwe’s registered voters are dead. Others appear to be up to 120 years old. “Here are two predictions about the world economy. First, the West’s malaise and the rise of emerging economies will yield a mountain of books. Second, few of these are likely to be as bad as “How the West Was Lost””. No such thing as a bad review? Think again, judging by the Economist’s battering of Dambisa Moyo’s new book, her first since ‘Dead Aid’. South Africa launches its own aid agency [h/t Hugh Cole]. Where are we on businesses and human rights? Good overview from Lyuba Zarsky]]>

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