Thinking global, living local: Voices in a globalized world

  • Africa and the Great Olympic Myth

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    The International Olympic Committee is certainly not bashful about proclaiming its lofty ideals. The Olympics, it says, is about placing sport – silver platter style – at the “service of humanity and to thereby promote peace”. The iconic Olympic rings themselves signify a kind of brotherhood or “union between men”. […]

  • How African Athletes Performed At Olympics 2012

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      Writing a review of Africa’s participation in the Olympics has been harder than I imagined. With my country Ghana, the assessment was very simple and could be summed up with one word – flop. Looking at the continent as a whole the picture is more complex but it is […]

  • Work in the Developing World: Outsourcing to Nairobi Slums

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      In the Lead Article, entitled “Work in the Developing World,” I stressed the need for policy, partnership and cooperation across the private, non-profit, and public sectors to create jobs. This applies especially to addressing youth unemployment in the developing world, where in the year 2005, Africa’s youth unemployment reached […]