Of victors and vanquished: Biafra, 50 years after

January 15 marks the 50th anniversary of the end of the Nigerian Civil War and the official end of the short-lived Republic of Biafra. It...

General Buhari’s 2020 Nigeria

Dictators cannot survive for long without repressing and oppressing the people and buttering up security agencies. General Muhammadu Buhari is behaving no differently. My...

Why France Kidnapped West Africa’s Eco Currency

Last Saturday, France, through the instrumentality of their most faithful poodle in West Africa, Alasane Ouattara kidnapped the West African currency that was to...
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The Politics of Trump’s Impeachment

Several features stand out in the impeachment quest against President Donald J. Trump.  There is constitutional discourse as mythology and fetish.  There is outrage...
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A Mined History: The Bougainville Referendum

It would be an understatement to claim that Bougainville, that blighted piece of autonomous territory in Papua New Guinea, had been through a lot. ...
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The Liveris Formula: Dow’s Inclusive Capitalism

Parasites have a certain weight in history.  Donors to a system, a state, a company, always claim to be giving back what they advertise...
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Through the Yellow Looking Glass: Australia’s China Wars

This year, China as Intimidating Monster has become the popular motif in Canberra circles.  Australian government members Andrew Hastie and Senator James Paterson have...

Bjorn Beckman, 1938-2019: A Life of Struggle and Friendship

My good friend, mentor and teacher, Bjorn Beckman died peacefully in his home on 6th November. He was surrounded by his lovely wife, Gunilla,...
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Tethering Pegasus: WhatsApp takes NSO Group to Court

A lawsuit filed in a US federal court in San Francisco on Tuesday threw up a few interesting, and disturbing considerations. In it, the...
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Libra and Calibra: Mark Zuckerberg appears before Congress

It was never going to be pretty.  The Facebook CEO knew in appearing before the House Financial Services Committee to answer questions on the...

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