Students on the campus of the University of Cape Town

South Africa: Why can’t graduates find work?

For many young South Africans who grew up under severely poverty stricken families, education is their only ticket out of poverty. They grow up being told that they are where they are because their parents were never given the privilege Read on! →

Catherine Ashton of the EU meets with John Kerry

Will there finally be free trade between Europe and the US?

On 13th February, Barack Obama, European Council President Herman Van Rompuy and European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso announced that both the US and the EU will prepare to launch negotiations on a so-called “Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership” to Read on! →

Cash is delivered to a German bank during hyperinflation in Germany in1923 [Bundesarchiv, Bild 183-R1215-506 / CC-BY-SA]

Germany: Fear of hyperinflation is part of the culture

The Eurozone debt crisis has opened space for breaching the established rules, signing new treaties and implementing unorthodox measures.

African Heads of State at the summit held in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea 2011.

The African Union: Challenges of a Pan-African Project

This year marks the fiftieth anniversary of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), a pan-African organisation, replaced in 2002 by the African Union (AU).

Mali hopes to develop the wealth of resources in the Taoudeni basin.

Mali: Why France is fighting for West Africa

Officially, French soldiers are fighting in Mali for security reasons. But is it out of charity that leads the French Government to do so?    “We want to be sure that Mali is safe when we withdraw our troops. We want Mali Read on! →

Shinzo Abe in the run up to the 2012 election [TTTNIS]

Japan: A new era or a step back?

In the elections in December, Japan voted in the conservative Liberal Democratic Party, making Shinzo Abe the Prime Minister.

The East African Community is in the process of planning a monetary union

East African Monetary Union: An impossible project?

The East African Community (EAC) has failed to meet its 2012 target of agreeing on the formation of a monetary union.

Bashir visits South Sudan in January 2012

Sudan: The clock ticks for Bashir on oil

Why Sudan’s economic problems – not its political ones – may pose the greatest threat to al-Bashir’s regime.