Global recession and the IMF

That the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has recently cut its outlook for global economic growth for 2012 and 2013 is not as surprising as the fact that the IMF-EU austerity policies – both formal as in the cases of Greece, Ireland and Portugal, and informal in the rest of Europe – are the root causes [...]

UN: market-oriented democracy vs. national sovereignty?

Throughout its history the UN has done a great deal of good for people around the world, especially UNESCO, UNICEF, UNAIDS, UN-HABITAT, and World Health Organization to mention some of the noteworthy entities. Although it has tried to live up to its mission of preserving peace, alleviating misery and promoting human progress at all levels, [...]

World Bank commits $ 450 m. for Nepal

Nepal will be receiving more than $450 million in the next two years from the World Bank, one of the country’s leading multilateral donors, under its new Interim Strategy Note (ISN). Making public the ISN here on Tuesday, the WB pledged $400 million through its concessionary financing arm—International Development Association (IDA)—and annual aid of $25-30 [...]

African Union rejects TNC and instead calls for an all-inclusive post-Ghadafi era, but…

Do I see a little bit of an irony here? Let’s do a count: how many of the current AU member countries have inclusive governments? How many of the current AU member governments came to power through coups? Until now, the sad truth is that, all along, the AU (and its predecessor the OAU) did [...]

The African Union’s indifference on Libya

Yes, you heard it right, the AU’s Peace and Security Council reportedly failed on Monday to agree on a common position on Libya. Instead the body has deferred the decision to a Friday meeting of the AU’s heads of states’ leadership meeting. Frankly, I am not surprised and do not expect the 15 heads of [...]

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