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How Socialism Destroyed Africa

Equating capitalism with colonialism, Africa’s nationalist leaders rejected it and adopted socialism in the 1960s. Foreign companies were nationalized, a string of state-owned enterprises was established and a plethora of state controls on rent, prices, imports, and foreign exchange were imposed to capture the commanding heights of the economy.

Ukrainian Elections: Breaking the Populist Spell?

Soon, Armenians will celebrate the one year anniversary of the Velvet Revolution in their country, where the populism played a key role. This year another Eastern Partnership country, Ukraine, will face a difficult dilemma of populism in the choice of their new president.

Dutch Plans of an EU-wide Air Passenger Tax won't fly High with Consumers

Last month, the Dutch government began circulating a position paper suggesting the EU should introduce a Union-wide air passenger departure tax on flights departing from the European Union. The paper promoted by the Netherland’s Secretary of State for Finance Menno Snel suggests a 7 EUR per passenger flight tax be rolled out within all Member States. Then, the funds should be allocated to the national budgets of the respective airport of departure.

3 things the recent elections in Nigeria reveals about the nation

Nigeria, Africa`s biggest economy and the world`s most populous black nation recently conducted its 2019 general elections which saw the incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari re-elected, although not without a fight from his main opposition Atiku Abubakar a business tycoon and former vice president.

We should teach girls to be individualists, not feminists

I’ve been called a feminist many times in my life, even though I never considered myself one. I thought that if feminism is to do with the equality of opportunity, then what was the point in inventing a new word – we already had individualism for that. However, the term ‘feminism’ has surpassed its initial meaning long ago.

Venezuelans can’t take it anymore

This tragedy must be stopped. Venezuelans are suffering in the dark. With no electricity, parents have no means to communicate with their children in the midst of an oppressive regime, plus the tens and hundreds who perish in hospitals with no power.

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