Africa

Omicron travel restrictions

Omicron And The Travel Ban Itch

Stick to the script: owe that duty of care to your population, so the legal experts in government tell you. Self-interest pays, if in small amounts. These rigid, formulaic assumptions have done wonders to harm and deter any spirit of cooperation regarding dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. History’s record of […]

FW de Klerk

FW de Klerk: A Negotiator Before Defeat

Rarely is the pragmatist admired.  Be it in policy or politics, such a figure induces suspicion, a concern that principles will have to be subordinated to broader goals.  True dreamers and visionaries, for all their glaring faults, can take the accolades; the pragmatists can be given lower pegging. These differences […]

Heavy fighing in Malakal, South Sudan

The Fake ‘Military coup’ In Sudan

The United States, which lost the war in Syria, was forced to leave the country under Russian protection. It is now pursuing its war against state institutions in the Horn of Africa. They have encouraged rivalries among Sudanese tribes and are trying to pass off the military’s dismissal of civilian ministers as a “military coup”. In reality, they did not overthrow the Prime Minister, but tried to preserve the unity of what remains of the country after the secession of South Sudan.

Assad Syria

Russia Prepares The Curtain Call

Russia is making great strides in implementing the Geneva agreements of last June. It is bringing Syria back into the concert of nations, preparing to expel Turkey, reconciling Israel and Iran, gaining a foothold in Africa and distributing absolute weapons in Asia. The United States is no longer the master of the world. Those who do not follow the current upheavals will be the losers of the new era in preparation.

Amazon

Amazon’s Drive Into Africa

Since 2004, Amazon has been building a foothold on the African continent.  In Cape Town, it already employs thousands in a global call centre and a range of data hubs.  Its South African career portal is a busy place, with the vast majority of advertised jobs located in Cape Town.  […]

A homeless girl asks for alms outside a coffee shop in Mumbai

Global Inequality And How To Fight It (II)

Part I Inequality and characterizing poverty After WWII, the world experienced seven and a half decades of development policies and quite impressive global economic growth. However, the global polarization was and is increasingly making a deeper and deeper economic gap between rich and poor nations. A discipline of International Relations […]