GlobaLab weekly round-up: 20-26/01/07

In memory of Ryszard Kapuscinski

Globalization

Africa

Information Technology & Innovation

Russia

Europe

  • A ‘vague’ (sic!) scent of elitism pervades Miguel Mesquita da Cunha’s commentary of the risks of increasing democracy in the European Union, perhaps forgetting that it is quite hard to get people’s support for a common endeavour without explaining to them what they’re buying into. Or perhaps he thinks the EU doesn’t need the Europeans’ support?
  • And finally, everyone has been wondering why the Danes are the happiest people in Europe. Apparently, the secret is not having too many expectations in life…!

PS: on the 23rd, a great Polish writer and journalist, Ryszard Kapuscinski, died aged 74. This entry is dedicated to him and to his restless search for the soul of Africa.

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