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Zimbabwe’s first lady relishes role in Mugabe succession

Zimbabwe’s first lady relishes role in Mugabe succession

ZIMBABWE’s economy is again on the brink of collapse, writes World Review expert Teresa Pinto. Its veteran leader Robert Mugabe secured 61 [...]

Reform of labour laws is key to more jobs in Europe

Reform of labour laws is key to more jobs in Europe

UNEMPLOYMENT has taken a heavy toll as the economies of major developed countries have suffered since the world financial crisis of [...]

Energy plays key part in Tunisia’s post revolution recovery

Energy plays key part in Tunisia’s post revolution recovery

TUNISIA is a small yet powerful country which opened a new chapter in the history of the Arab world when, in 2011, it initiated the wave [...]

Crackdown on Balkan mercenaries going to Syria

Crackdown on Balkan mercenaries going to Syria

EXPERIENCED fighters, veterans from seven Balkans wars between 1991 and 2001, are offering their services to wars in the Middle East as [...]

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Cameroon’s one-man state has uncertain future

Cameroon’s one-man state has uncertain future

TWO decades of repressive government under President Ahmadou Ahidjo have been followed by 32 years under President Paul Biya, one of [...]

Prospects for Ukraine's dependence on Russia and Europe could improve

Prospects for Ukraine's dependence on Russia and Europe could improve

UKRAINE’S parliament faces re-election on Sunday, October 26. The country has the same parliament today which gave former President Viktor [...]

China looks to non-traditional warfare to gain global dominance

China looks to non-traditional warfare to gain global dominance

CHINA’s behaviour in the East and South China Seas has been confrontational since 2008 leaving many to conclude that Beijing’s long-term [...]

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Germany’s economy is key to eurozone’s prospects

Germany’s economy is key to eurozone’s prospects

THE DOLLAR - euro exchange rate was close to 1.40 in May 2014. Today it is between 1.26 and 1.27. The greenback also rose six per cent [...]

Russia fights sanctions by buoying economy with tough spending cuts

Russia fights sanctions by buoying economy with tough spending cuts

THE EUROPEAN UNION will not ease sanctions against Russia, German Chancellor Angela Merkel told Finnish Prime Minister Alexander Stubb. This [...]

Boko Haram terror stunts education and economy in northeast Nigeria

Boko Haram terror stunts education and economy in northeast Nigeria

ISLAMIST EXTREMISTS BOKO HARAM poses a major threat to Nigeria. But while the political and security costs of the group`s insurgency remain [...]

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Free market reforms can meet rising energy demands

Free market reforms can meet rising energy demands

ENERGY resources are not confined by political borders, nor are they evenly distributed. Markets are increasingly international, from the [...]

Tusk energy plan to free EU from Russian dependence

Tusk energy plan to free EU from Russian dependence

POLAND’S Donald Tusk proposed creating an energy union within Europe to ensure stable gas supplies and fair, market-based gas prices, writes [...]

China switches from polluting coal to cleaner shale gas

China switches from polluting coal to cleaner shale gas

STUDIES which have tried to forecast the future of world energy pay much attention to one country: The People's Republic of China - the [...]

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Nato summit could renew US interest in Europe

Nato summit could renew US interest in Europe

THE TWO-DAY Nato summit in Wales on September 4 and 5, 2014,agreed on a number of measures intended to reassure its Baltic members. Its [...]

Russia’s Ukraine strategy reveals new challenges for Nato

Russia’s Ukraine strategy reveals new challenges for Nato

THE CRISIS in Ukraine was dominated in its early stages by fears of an overwhelming Russian ground invasion. These concerns did not [...]

Why China’s PLA is a weak but dangerous army

Why China’s PLA is a weak but dangerous army

CHINA's military capability and intentions are causing significant concern among its regional neighbours and the United States, writes guest [...]

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‘Returning power’ China flexes its muscles in island disputes

‘Returning power’ China flexes its muscles in island disputes

CHINA has increasingly tested the disputed waters of the East and South China Seas since the 2008 financial crisis, writes World Review [...]

Xinjiang ethnic unrest is a test for the ‘Chinese Dream’

Xinjiang ethnic unrest is a test for the ‘Chinese Dream’

UNREST in China’s Muslim-majority northwest region of Xinjiang is increasingly testing Beijing’s counter-terrorism measures. This autonomous [...]

China on watch as India seeks Great Power status

China on watch as India seeks Great Power status

IT HAS been a memorable year for India, for its place in the international community and those who seek to understand one of the planet’s [...]

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