Wizwoz on the Niger coup

13 Aug

The region is one of the richest in the world in terms of natural resources, including oil, gold and uranium . However, the Sahel, a semi-arid region, is one of the poorest and most environmentally degraded in the world. For … Read More »

Speaking of roads …

13 Jul

As argued in a recent post, China’s Belt and Road Initiative, and associated projects like the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank which now gives the global south an alternative to the punitive terms of IMF/World Bank loans, have lifted hundreds of … Read More »

Demonising Mister Mugabe

7 Sep

Why are some world leaders raised to sainthood by those who manufacture our opinions, while others are vilified? If we believe ours is a democracy informed by healthily independent media bringing truths about the world without fear or favour, the … Read More »