Category Archives: Region
India: The underground industry of gendercide
Female infanticide has been prevalent in parts of India for centuries, but a new industry worth $244 million is emerging: sex-selective abortions.
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.
Spain: Corruption scandal will not go away
More than 300 Spanish politicians, including regional presidents and senior ministers, have become tangled in an emerging corruption scandal.
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).
Somalia: Can US recognition bring stability?
After over two decades of famine, Islamic extremism and piracy, Somalia may be showing signs of revival.
Spain: Is corruption scandal the last straw?
The latest corruption scandal in Spain involved allegations against a number of high-ranking current and former government officials, including the Prime Minister.
Venezuela: The future hangs on Chávez´s health
Since Hugo Chávez’s went to Havana in mid-December for an emergency operation, the 58-year-old Venezuelan president´s health status has turned into a storm of rumours, as uncertain as his fourth term in the presidential office.
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! →
Spain: Poor olive harvest spells problems for farmers
Spain is the largest producer of olive oil in the world, but as the olive harvest draws to a close, farmers are worried about the low crop yield.
An Interview with Elvon Jarrett
The Nigerian actor and producer discusses finding international success with Nollywood films and the challenges facing Nigeria.