In an era where commercial culture has saturated social life to such an extent that it appears inescapable, David Ciarlo’s recent work, Advertising Empire, sets toward the ambitious task of unpacking the social, political, and economic consequences associated with two centuries of Western advertising.
The presence of multinational oil corporations in Nigeria – which include Agip, Chevron, Elf, Mobil, Shell, and Total among others have come with heavy consequences to the nation’s cultural heritage and identity in the global marketplace.
In this paper, we examined the African Growth Opportunity Act (AGOA) aimed at facilitating socio-economic growth and development in Africa in line with the neo-liberal ideology.
This paper argues that the notion that a strong state is the necessary condition for development is misleading and disproved by Nande traders.
The media have, since the turn of the 20th century, occupied a unique and strategic position in Sub‐Saharan Africa in general and Zimbabwe in particular. Unlike most other businesses, the media have acquired most profits not directly from the public readership but indirectly through advertising. Due to the influx of multi‐national corporations (MNCs) in Sub‐Saharan Africa, […]