Pumpjack Courtesy: Eric Kounce/Wikipedia Commons
31 August 2015

Market Meltdown Means More Pain For Oil Producers – OpEd

The 8% fall in Chinese exports last month is leading to a some uneasy questions of oversupply and a lack of global demand. These are systemic issues that transcend the sphere of domestic economic policy in China – and a looming currency war will only serve to make things worse.

Buhari victory Courtesy: Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung/Flickr
9 April 2015

Time for hope and healing in Nigeria

On 29 May, Buhari was sworn in as the next president of Nigeria, ending the presidency of Goodluck Jonathan. The mandate for Buhari indicates that Nigerians want a firmer hand in dealing with corruption, regionalism, and insurgency. It is now Buhari’s task to fulfil these hopes

NIgeria elections Courtesy: Flickr/Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung
25 March 2015

Nigeria: a precarious election

The upcoming Nigerian elections is set to be a defining one for the country. Rampant corruption and the terrorist threat from Boko Haram have dampened the economic and social climate. The world is watching keenly as for the first time in a decade it is unclear which party will emerge victorious

Time to overhaul African healthcare Courtesy: World Economic Forum/Flickr
5 September 2012

Time to overhaul African healthcare

The propensity of Africa’s leaders to seek medical treatment abroad illustrates the little faith they have in their own healthcare systems. Given how countless Africans don’t have the resources to follow their leaders’ steps, there should be increased political will to make affordable healthcare available at home.

Charting the future of U.S.-India relations Courtesy: TheWhiteHouse/WikimediaCommons
16 June 2011

Charting the future of U.S.-India relations

Over the last decade, the United States and India have deepened trade, economic, military, and strategic ties. The current administration is now characterising the U.S.-India relationship as the defining partnership of the 21st century.

Do something, say something Courtesy: Freestylee/Flickr
10 February 2011

Do something, say something

As soon as something happens in any country, a clamour begins in all the other capitals. Governments are importuned to do or say something. Does saying and doing nothing alter the dynamic of a movement, slow it down or derail it? Are the demands articulated feasible for a government to accept and implement?