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. [...]
Mar 11th, 2012
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....