Tag Archives: Burkina Faso

The Bright Side of Politics

Politics has a bad image, and probably for good reason: bad things happen all the time, and it is exactly the bad things that make it into mainstream media, which includes blog posts by random Dutch guys. In the past … Continue reading

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Burkina Faso’s Threat of Civil War: The Idiocy of Power

When Blaise Compaoré took power in Burkino Faso in a 1987 coup, he acted cunningly, overthrowing his old friend who acted as President, and immediately taking over his position. 27 years later, at the end of his rule, he acted … Continue reading

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Giving Aid to Developing Countries is Wrong

This is going to be one of those painful posts in which I advocate a view which is just unacceptable, and, quite frankly, of which I am pretty sure I don’t agree myself. However, it is always good to think … Continue reading

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