Marcel Gascón Barberá
Marcel Gascón Barberá is a freelance journalist. He lives in Johannesburg and writes for several Spanish and international publications. He has previously worked as a correspondent for EFE Spanish News Agency in Romania, South Africa and Venezuela.
The long path to a green future

The long path to a green future

Greendustrialisation: now or never African economies looking for a sustainable industrialisation model find themselves at a crossroads with little time to decide the way forward Lack of industrialisation is often pointed out as the key factor behind Africa's...

A quest for unchecked power

A quest for unchecked power

Press freedom: the fiercest battle How South African private media played a pivotal role in mobilising civil society to expose a corrupt president and his cronies What is it to be an “African journalist”? Working in African countries can mean operating in challenging...

A revolution of the aspiring bourgeoisie

A revolution of the aspiring bourgeoisie

African communism: a pragmatic approach Communism was not a decisive force anywhere in Africa until the cold war made the continent a priority for the Soviet Union A high level of industrialisation is, according to Marx and Engels, the crucial trait of societies ripe...

Keeping it in the family

Keeping it in the family

African dynasties: a common phenomenon By Marcel Gascón Barberá Political dynasties have not been an uncommon phenomenon in post-colonial Africa. In Togo and Gabon, two families have been ruling for decades. Hereditary transmission of power is also a reality in the...

Marcel Gascón Barberá
Marcel Gascón Barberá is a freelance journalist. He lives in Johannesburg and writes for several Spanish and international publications. He has previously worked as a correspondent for EFE Spanish News Agency in Romania, South Africa and Venezuela.
Keeping it in the family

Keeping it in the family

African dynasties: a common phenomenon By Marcel Gascón Barberá Political dynasties have not been an uncommon phenomenon in post-colonial Africa. In Togo and Gabon, two families have been ruling for decades. Hereditary transmission of power is also a reality in the...