Thinking global, living local: Voices in a globalized world

What’s hot in…?

The Future Challenges blogger network spans the whole world. Our bloggers can provide an on-the-ground perspective on important developments and events in their regions. Future Challenges’ bloggers usually write about Global Issues based on the theme of Globalization. These posts usually aren’t breaking news, but they provide a local view on topics that are of utmost importance for their countries and regions.

Our new section “What’s hot in…?” is a new opportunity for our blogger network to publish their personal views on current developments in their regions: topics that are “hot” right now and may not necessarily tie into the themes of the current Global Issue.

What’s hot?

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

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    Leaning on the West looking to the East

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    The banning of six Hungarian individuals linked to the government from entering in USA is yet another example of the ever-worsening relations between Hungary and her Western allies. Under prime minster Viktor Orbán the Hungarian foreign policy was re-oriented under the motto of “Eastern opening”. However, turning her back to […]