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

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


Corruption endemic in all sectors

Several embezzlement scandals have rocked Malawi with government officials accused of misusing funds

Mental health

Mental health can be strengthened

In Guatemala, unresolved traumas from the past are a frequent cause of new suffering and violence

Financial transparency

USA tops this year’s Financial Secrecy Index

According to the Tax Justice Network, G7 members are slowing down global progress regarding financial transparency

Development cooperation

The relentless global decay of democracy

A two-decade trend of autocratisation is eroding democratic principles worldwide. Providers of development cooperation should take notice.

Rule of law

Pakistan’s new prime minister faces huge challenges

With swift and decisive action, Pakistan’s Supreme Court has ended a constitutional crisis

Freedom of the press

Hundreds of journalists imprisoned

According to Reporters Without Borders, more media workers than ever before are in prison because of their work

Press freedom

Ghanaian journalists face a crackdown on free speech

Press freedom in Ghana is taking a step backwards, as journalists are being prosecuted under the criminal code

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