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?

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]