Libya lapses into Gaddafi nostalgia

More than ten years after the collapse of the Gaddafi regime, the situation in Libya is so devastating that some long for pre-revolutionary times

Democracy under attack

8 January 2023 in Brasília looked like 6 January 2021 in Washington

In protest against legitimate election results, right-wing extremists vandalised government buildings


Copper price determines economic fate

Zambia's economic development is characterised by ups and downs

Our view

New trauma looms if traumatising past is not dealt with

Societies must acknowledge pain, assess causes and achieve a minimum level of reconciliation after dictatorship or war

Religious totalitarianism

Iran’s protests resonate around the world

Women everywhere must be free to go where they like and dress as they please


New money helps bail out bankrupt state

Zambia has often relied on IMF aid in recent decades

Collective trauma

Why even the most atrocious evil can have a banal basis

60 years ago, Hannah Arendt’s book “Eichmann in Jerusalem” caused a controversy

Sri Lankan politics

Wickremesinghe is protecting the Rajapaksa clan in Sri Lanka

In Colombo, the current head of state and his disgraced predecessor have become awkward allies

Sovereign default

Sri Lanka’s reform agenda is intimidating

To get IMF support, Sri Lanka must achieve the restructuring of existing loans

Gambia’s TRRC

How Gambia’s truth commission made an impact

Gambia’s TRRC avoided shortcomings that marked previous truth commissions in other countries

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