Economics

Offshore Energy Richness and America’s Maurit...

USAF3747242342News that a prominent anti-slavery activist named Biram Dah Abeid was arrested in Mauritania coincides with the revelation oil giant Shell is to begin exploring oil and gas offshore the West African country. The country with one of the worst human rights records is also a poker chip…

Strengthening the Partnership between Mongoli...

ef4tAs readers will remember, in their third meeting, which took place during the 16th summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation in 2016, the presidents of Russia, China and Mongolia signed an official inter-governmental agreement…

Africa 2018: Worth Far More Than Blood Diamon...

The world needs to be prepared for raging imperialism to resurface in Africa. The new form of colonialism will take a friendlier appearance, but the legacy of Africans will be nonetheless devastated. Here’s a straight razor look at the struggle four the world’s last resources…

China’s Primacy in Africa: How Does thi...

AFCH3523421At the very beginning of September, a grand Chinese-African forum was held in Beijing, bringing the heads of 54 African states and 27 regional organizations to the table. The unprecedented scale of the event is reflected in the number of political and economic breakthroughs that…

Ethiopia – A Case Study in Take-Over by Weste...

EURA45674232Ethiopia is a landlocked country, bordering on Somalia which is dominating the Horn of Africa. Due to several border conflicts during the past decades with Somalia, many of them supportive of Ethiopia by the US military, the border between the two countries has become porous and…

Playing ‘Sanction-ism’ Pushes the US into Iso...

1031717552With Iran receiving both diplomatic and financial support from the EU and with Russia and China standing behind Iran, the US exit from the Iran nuke-deal and re-imposition of ‘toughest sanctions’ have backfired in a way that the US leadership don’t seem to have anticipated. While…

Quick America – Take Over Africa Before...

87574534234The Donald Trump administration has finally appointed a State Department undersecretary to head up Africa policy. Tibor Nagy, the new assistant secretary of state, inherits an American imperialist attitude and big business dominated mess that can only get worse for Africans…

Washington’s Silent Weapon for Not-so-quiet W...

USWEPPAN453656322Today by far the deadliest weapon of mass destruction in Washington’s arsenal lies not with the Pentagon or its traditional killing machines. It’s de facto a silent weapon: the ability of Washington to control the global supply of money, of dollars, through actions of the privately-owned Federal Reserve in coordination…

The Middle East: Russian Grain Exports are on...

1495149039The hype surrounding the unprecedented sanctions levelled against Moscow for its alleged involvement in the chemical weapons attack in Salisbury has once again highlighted the importance of diversifying Russia’s external economic and commercial ties. The Russian Federation’s…

Washington Treats the EU as a Vassal State

TR65463523423It seems that Donald Trump has no other approach to Brussels except from the one that is reminiscent of the way vassal states were treated back in Medieval days. One could even get an impression that the sole purpose of European existence is to satisfy the untamable avarice of…

On Erdogan’s Plan to Defy the US

TURE343423848Turkey’s Erdogan didn’t just start riding a flying horse when he decided to confront the US for its unilateral actions and a virtual plot against Turkey, manifested through particularly the imposition of tariffs and the resultant fall of Turkish lira by a whopping 22 per cent last Friday, he seemed to have calculated…

Is the US Beheading the Turkish Economy as an...

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The US continues to play its poker game of “Show Down” with a growing list of unhappy countries. We are at the point where we might soon see a call to rename the US… to the United States of Sanctions, the USS. Turkey is getting most of the publicity now with its currency and economy under assault. The sanctions…


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