Richard Dowden

By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 13th, 2012
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By Richard Dowden Dear John, I listened to your reports from Liberia on The Today programme this morning with growing fury. I am not angry because your reporting is bad. It is extremely good. My complaint is this: you say you have been reporting Africa for more than 45 years but why, only now, are [&...
By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 3rd, 2012
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By Richard Dowden I made a mistake recently. When I read that President Obama had nominated Jim Yong Kim to be the next President of the World Bank, I assumed that was that. When does the hand over begin? Now I read that this year, for the first time, it is not a done deal. […]...
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Mar 11th, 2012
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Nothing in Nigeria is what it seems. Beneath a confusing, disorderly surface lie networks of association and obligation of which outsiders, and sometimes insiders, are unaware. Money is chopped (stolen), people paid off, budgets looted and shared. Power, political and financial, is never transparent....