There is a certain delicious irony in the news that India is forecast to become the world’s largest exporter of beef in 2012. Sacred Cows Sold to Nonbelievers to Broil. Unfortunately, this isn’t quite true. Read more

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On the basis of one recent but short trip to South Sudan and a lengthy, but distant, stay in southern Ethiopia I concluded recently that one of the more interesting consequences of the Libyan war has been a remarkable change of fortunes in what was a small Cold War in the Horn of Africa. Read more

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The Economist had done an economic map of China’s provinces and showing, roughly, that their provincial GDPs were of the size of the middle tier European countries and their per capita provincial GDPs akin to those of Latin American countries. Read more

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Why the Horn of Africa could be the New Big Headache next year.

This is not another end of the year commentary. I would prefer to take a look at the coming year and make a prediction. If I am wrong, everyone will forget. If I am right, I will win a prize or something. Read more

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World football is globalised and inequal. The first is now countering the second. A score or two articles appear every World Cup to see if the football world has any lessons for globalisation in general. Read more

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