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Alex Park

Alex Park is a writer and researcher with an interest in global trade and agriculture in Africa.

Pat Robertson’s Africa

The ultra-conservative American televangelist Pat Robertson has died. As poisonous as his influence on American politics was, Robertson’s legacy in Africa is even more cynical.

A crop that changed the world

The story about peanuts, and the people who grew it at the margins of an empire in 19th century West Africa, then the most abundant source of the world’s most important oilseed.