Building New Prosperity Havens for the World

The world may not be altogether sure why nations who have professed to be the world’s leaders of freedom and democracy are launching unprovoked aggressions violating treaties, pumping arms into impoverished nations to prolong proxy wars and doling out hundreds of sanctions worldwide. It seems nonsensical to the popular narrative of freedom and justice we…

Free Trade Prologue: Repairing Fractured Industries In Developing Economies

The African Union estimates that African nations collectively conduct about 15-17% of Intra-African trade. While other regions post much higher numbers somewhere between 60 and 90 percent, according to World Trade Organization estimates. However, what is not often held to greater account, is exactly who is doing the trading. Perhaps the most curious element of…

Angola and The Changing Face of Debt

In early February 2018, Angola signed a 70-million-dollar agreement with the World Bank to develop the nation’s local economy.   The loan is specifically targeted at infrastructure construction of medical centers, staff residences and other public works. The African nation has unsuccessfully sought to attract investors and appears to be turning its aspirations inward.  Like many…