UNGA 2019: there’s always a story behind a no-show

by Rashmee

Posted on September 18, 2019 / The National


Who attends the United Nations General Assembly every year – and more crucially, who doesn’t …

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What to look forward to (or not) in 2019

by Rashmee

Posted on January 10, 2019


It’s going to be a politically busy 2019 though there’s no certainty it’ll be a …

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Around the world, the perils and potential of democracy will be laid bare

by Rashmee

Posted on January 2, 2019 / The National


From the inauguration of Jair Bolsonaro to the upcoming Indian election, 2019 is set to …

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If we want to save Britain from its post-Brexit economic fate, we should support Theresa May’s investment in Africa

by Rashmee

Posted on August 28, 2018 / The Independent


Theresa May has joined in a new scramble for Africa but this one is neither …

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In Nigeria, women are blowing up babies & themselves. And 7 countries still have child soldiers

by Rashmee

Posted on February 6, 2017


In Nigeria, children are being harnessed to acts of terrorism in a particularly horrible way …

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Donald Trump’s G & G cabinet. Goldman Sachs and Generals make for a khakistocracy

by Rashmee

Posted on December 16, 2016


It was Claire McCaskill, the Democratic senator from Missouri, who pithily described the emerging cabinet, …

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Iraq. Bangladesh…Are some countries second-class triggers of global grief?

by Rashmee

Posted on July 11, 2016


Some countries are second-class triggers of global grief. It’s true, for all that we pretend …

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Thank god the Buharimeter is nothing like wearable tech for politicians

by Rashmee

Posted on July 26, 2015


The after-arguments of the Buharimeter – a website that tracks the Nigerian president’s performance on …

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Dance, there’s just so much to celebrate about Nigeria this week

by Rashmee

Posted on April 3, 2015


Even the cynical would have to admit that there’s something hugely uplifting about the end …

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What can the Nigerian army do by March 28 that it couldn’t in last 5 years?

by Rashmee

Posted on February 10, 2015


What can the Nigerian army do by March 28 that it could not in the …

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Rashmee has lived and worked in several countries in the past decade, including Afghanistan, India, Haiti, Tunisia, the UAE, US and UK