Thinking global, living local: Voices in a globalized world

  • Separatist militants. As Putin called them "peaceful miners and tractorists". (photo by tvc.ru)

    Bloody Year: What Have the Separatists Achieved?

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    On the 7th of April 2014 a mob of people occupied the regional council building in the Eastern Ukraine city of Donetsk and proclaimed independence as the Donetsk People Republic (DNR). At the time, most people looked at it like a joke, calling the new republic “Our Local Vatican”. The […]

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    Why Ghana’s IMF Bailout May Soon Repeat Itself

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    Recently, in one of my economics classes, a heated discussion erupted on Ghana’s International Monetary Fund (IMF) bailout programme. The discussion comes at a time when the country is grappling with high inflation, continuous depreciation of the cedi against major international currencies and high fiscal deficits which have seen the economy go through an […]

  • Nigeria's President -lect General Buhari

    Nigeria Has Decided

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    Nigeria, Africa’s most populous nation, elected a former military ruler Muhammadu Buhari as its new president. Mr. Buhari defeated the incumbent president Goodluck Jonathan in a tightly contested March 28 election. This was the first time since 1999 that a sitting government in Nigeria is defeated in an election. President […]