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Le Monde diplomatique ----------------------------------------------------- May 2008 In this issue: BOOM IN BIOFUELS AND POOR HARVESTS DESTROY A PRECARIOUS BALANCE The demand for grain won't stop growing * by Dominique Baillard African populations are suffering the consequences of rising grain prices, and there have been hunger riots and demonstrations against the cost of bread. Meanwhile, grain is breaking all records on the American markets. Translated by Morag Young Ethanol: the new anti-depressant * by Dominique Baillard Translated by Morag Young `THE WORLD CUP WILL BE OUR CHANCE TO MAKE OUR VOICES HEARD' Whose South Africa? by Philippe Rivière South Africa will host the World Cup in 2010 so construction - and corruption - is booming. But almost none of the building or the money can be accessed by the poor who live in shantytowns without proper water, sanitation or electricity. These inequalities could be a major issue in the 2009 presidential election. Translated by Donald Hounam <http://MondeDiplo.com/2008/05/13southafrica> No water, no loos, no power by Philippe Rivière Translated by Donald Hounam <http://MondeDiplo.com/2008/05/14nowater> Segregated museums by Philippe Rivière Translated by Donald Hounam <http://MondeDiplo.com/2008/05/15museums> `WE HAD GOT USED TO A SENSE OF OUR OWN SUPERIORITY' Algeria: staying on * by Pierre Daum Most of the pieds noirs left Algeria after independence not so much out of fear, though that existed, but rather because they dreaded being governed by Muslim Arabs. The reality for those who stayed, however, was quite different. Translated by George Miller The events of 1962 * by Pierre Daum Translated by George Miller How many are left? * by Pierre Daum Translated by George Miller _________________________________________________________________ (*) Star-marked articles are available to paid subscribers only. Yearly subscription fee: £19. ______________________________________________________________ For more information on our English edition, please visit http://MondeDiplo.com/ English language editorial director: Wendy Kristianasen ___________________________________________________________ ALL RIGHTS RESERVED © 1997-2008 Le Monde diplomatique