The Canary in the Cave, An International Mandate

Recently, the UN released a report by the outgoing UN Human Rights Chief suggesting there may be human rights abuses in the Chinese Xianjiang Autonomous region against ethnic Uyighurs. The report, like many other Uyighurs-focused nonprofit reports could only provide mostly anecdotal evidence. Serious allegations regarding these minorities from West/Central Asia, would seeem to require…

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…

Congo: The Sleeping Giant Battling Back to Relevance

In 2016, the Democratic Republic of the Congo had a GDP of just over $32 Billion USD.  These numbers are staggering for a nation with a population of 83 billion souls and a 800 GDP per capita.  The horror is that the nation leads the world in some of the most precious metals and timber…