Corruption holds Uganda’s Economy Hostage
When Christine Lagarde, the head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), recently told the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, that climate change not debt or austerity is “the greatest economic challenge of the 21st Century“, I quickly thought of my country, Uganda. I had a conversation about Uganda’s economic […]
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What is the future of the relationship between the state and its citizens? Will the social-welfare state rise supreme, or some variety of unfettered capitalism, with minimal state involvement? Will new models rise instead? What can citizens expect from their governments in the future?
Waking up to the Future, Today: The Growing Political Consciousness of Bhutanese Youth
Bhutan joined the growing number of democratic countries in the world in 2008 when the nation completed its first national elections and the signing of the Constitution. Five years after this historic transition, Bhutan is a young democracy. But Bhutan is not just a young democracy. It’s a democracy full […]
Nigeria Going GREEN! A Myth or Wishful Thinking?
Last year, I attended an event on Climate Change. Sadly, even though I promised to do so immediately after the event, I’m only just getting to write about it. So, mea culpa… but I did write about the entire weekend, and call it ‘Green Deal Weekend’. So why am I writing now? […]
The 5 W’s of Nigeria’s Unemployment Rate: Act 2
Growing up, my father taught me that stating a problem over and over doesn’t turn it into a solution. Ditto for avoiding that problem or pretending it doesn’t exist. The only way to solve a problem is to ‘solve it’. After I did the ‘5 W’s Of Nigeria’s Unemployment Rate: Act […]