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Putin’s Russia – Nigeria With Snow
It may seem a strange comparison to make between Russia and Nigeria but, on a fuller analysis, there is much evidence which indicates a great similarity in the deep-rooted level of corruption in the society, coupled with an unhealthy reliance on the funds generated by the export of the nation’s natural resources; especially oil and gas.
Jan 9, 2020 - 8:44:03 AM
After IMO 2020 – The New World of Marine Transport
In order to reduce the greenhouse gasses which are produced by marine vessels burning high-sulphur fuels, and which currently contribute to global pollution, the International Maritime Organization (IMO), under the authority from the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL) has set a maximum level of 0.5% sulphur content in the fuels used by these vessels.
Nov 5, 2019 - 11:43:21 AM
Mort de Pierre-Victor Mpoyo, artiste de talent et ancien ministre
In memoriam. My business partner, mentor and friend
Nov 2, 2019 - 1:50:59 PM
Afghanistan: Voters Prevail
So far this year Taliban and Islamic terrorist violence has killed about 240 civilians a month, and wounded nearly twice as many.
Oct 16, 2019 - 10:50:17 AM
Human Aspects of International Relations
As I was writing the story of Mugabe’s struggle for the creation and survival of Zimbabwe I realised that this dry history of who did what and to whom gave the impression that these relationships were being conducted by totemic figures working towards an agreed plan. The truth is that, in this and in almost every other negotiation in which I have been involved, the conduct of the key characters was not always as planned and controlled; human foibles and challenges often were often a determinant of the outcomes.
Oct 13, 2019 - 1:09:27 PM