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Nigeria’s bumpy road to democracy

Africa’s most populated country, Nigeria, after some 20 years of democratic governance, has just gone through another cycle of elections, with all kinds of challenges, writes *Chido Onumah. Nigeria’s much-anticipated presidential election took place on Saturday, February 23, 2019,...

Trade Wars: The Pain and the Gain

With trade wars topping the news agenda, who’s feeling the pain and who’s seeing gains? And what does the ongoing wrangling mean for developing countries? Amid tit for tat tariff hikes between the United States and China, trade is...

From trade war to global anarchy?

The arrest of a top Huawei executive may spark a conflict that could cripple America’s rivals and unleash chaos in the world, contends *Martin Khor We shouldn’t be misled into thinking that the “trade war” between the United States...

Sanctions of mass destruction: US war on Venezuela

From the first moment Hugo Chavez took office, the US has been trying to overthrow Venezue-la’s socialist movement by using sanctions, coup attempts, and funding the opposition parties. After all, there is nothing more undemocratic than a coup d’état,...