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The end of French economic dominance in West Africa


 

It has taken 75 years, but finally the francophone countries of West Africa have broken free from one of the last vestiges of French colonialism – the CFA franc. Since 1945 West and Central African nations have been pegged to the French franc and then the Euro, and had 50% of their foreign reserves held […]

South Africa is heading for a credit rating downgrade to junk status


 

Eskom continues to pose a great threat to South Africa’s economy, making it likely that South Africa will be downgraded to junk status in the coming months. The recent load-shedding, that is affecting the entire country, is a clear indication that the problems faced by the power utility are far from over. Over the years, […]

Entrenching Hindu Supremacy in India


 

For decades India has been heralded as the largest democracy in the world with a pluralist society of tolerance and diversity. But no longer. The sectarian hatred that prevailed at the time of India’s partition has now been reawakened by political forces bent on making India an exclusivist Hindu country. Today the rise of fascism […]

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South Africa is heading for a credit rating downgrade to junk...

Eskom continues to pose a great threat to South Africa’s economy, making it likely that South Africa will be downgraded to junk status in...

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South Africa is heading for a credit rating downgrade to junk...

Eskom continues to pose a great threat to South Africa’s economy, making it likely that South Africa will be downgraded to junk status in...