Global Issues/Inspire

Colombian government signs peace deal with rebels

End to decades-long conflict The Colombian government has signed a peace deal with the long-existing rebel group FARC, following the results of the referendum. The news comes after the Colombian government signed a peace treaty in Havana, Cuba. This...

Thumbs Up

What should we make of Mark Zuckerberg’s trips to Nigeria and Kenya? Amidst the soft-focus photo ops, including a morning jog across one of Lagos’ main bridges, meetings with Nigeria’s President and Vice-President, as well as Kenya’s...

A Brexit Backbreaker?

How will the UK’s impending exit from the EU impact Sub-Saharan Africa and the Caribbean? In both cases, the dominant narrative revolves around the knock-on effects from an almost inevitable growth slowdown in both the UK and EU which...

Them Belly Full?

My recent short trip to Jamaica coincided with the first Budget of the freshly-elected Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) government, led by Prime Minster Andrew Holness. Such events are normally guaranteed to be snooze fests for all but the most geeky. But...

Power Full?

President Obama’s recent visit to these shores will probably be best remembered for his trenchant, and in the eyes of some, unwelcome, observations on the upcoming EU Referendum. Unfortunately, the brouhaha overshadowed an opportunity to assess...

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