Thinking global, living local: Voices in a globalized world

  • 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 […]

  • Electricity outages will have a huge impact on Ghana's economy.

    Electricity Outages Causing Ripple Effects in Ghana’s Economy

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    Ghana is currently facing its longest power crisis ever. Despite Ghana Government’s promise to fix this problem by offering alternative sources of power, the country is still experiencing frequent power outages. With a huge public administration wage bill, a consistently depreciating cedi (Ghana’s currency), and other macroeconomic instability indicators, the country […]

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    A Tale of Social Activism in Nigeria

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    Thinking of what we now know as Enough is Enough Nigeria always leaves me with three feelings: Pride – that I was a part of something whose influence transcends the shores of this country. Despair – that five years after, the issues that gave birth to it are still the […]

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    Why Nigeria’s Presidential Candidates need to debate

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    One of my favorite past times is ‘putting forward my strong reasons’ why a thing should go one way or the other. Many thanks to my father who encouraged us to ‘defend’  requests like an increase in our weekly allowances. Thinking about that particular episode makes me chuckle – the intensity with […]

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    The threat of ISIS and Italy’s fear of others

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    Picture: Lampedusa by Noborder Network, Flickr (CC BY 2.0)   In the light of recent expansion of the Islamic State in the zones of Tripoli and Tobruk, Italy became the next frontline country in the crusade against Islamic extremism. Rome fears terrorist strikes, calls up for a NATO intervention, but […]

  • March for Change in Madrid- February 2- Syriza, Podemos, venceremos- Syriza

    The Greek elections domino effect in Spain

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      In an historic journey , the leftist coalition Syriza has won the Greek elections on January 25th. For the first time,  since the extinct Italian Communist Party’s  defeat by the Christian Democracy Party in the 70s, a party located on the Left of Social Democracy, in terms of political […]