• | The Quest for Economic and Monetary Sovereignty in 21st Century Africa | MR Online

    Open veins of Africa bleeding heavily

    The ongoing plunder of Africa’s natural resources drained by capital flight is holding it back yet again. More African nations face protracted recessions amid mounting debt distress, rubbing salt into deep wounds from the past.

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    2021: Year of living dangerously?

    Goodbye 2020, but unfortunately, not good riddance, as we all have to live with its legacy. It has been a disastrous year for much of the world for various reasons, Elizabeth II’s annus horribilis. The crisis has exposed previously unacknowledged realities, including frailties and vulnerabilities.

  • | That Time Russia Ran Out Of Vodka | VinePair VinePair | MR Online

    Did post-Soviet Russians drink themselves to death?

    Although initially obscured by The Economist, among others, the sudden and unprecedented increase in Russian adult male mortality during 1992-1994 is no longer denied. Instead, the debate is now over why?