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Brain Drain in Nigeria

Reporting from Nigeria: Emeka Nweze This entry pertains to the brain drain phenomenon that is crippling Nigeria. I would like to begin by apologizing for the long bout of silence. It is poor taste to for anyone discuss in purple passages his or her jeremiads so I’ll leave it at that and transition into the topic … Continue reading

Armenia – 2013 Presidential Elections: An Opportunity for Statesmanship

Reporting from Armenia:Artur Papyan Unless Armenia’s next presidential election is fair and gives its winner a strong political mandate, the government will lack the legitimacy needed to implement comprehensive reforms, tackle corruption and negotiate a peaceful end to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. Armenia: An Opportunity for Statesmanship, the latest report from the International Crisis Group, examines … Continue reading

Entry Level Professors Worth Only $405 in Armenia

Reporting from Armenia: Artur Papyan A group of young academics have been demanding an increase to state subsidization of science and education in Armenia. They have created a Facebook group, and organized a number of discussions to formulate and put forward their demands. The President of Armenia met the group last year and said instead of demanding … Continue reading

YouTube: Internet Download Speed Doubles in Armenia

Reporting from Armenia: Artur Papyan Internet speed in Armenia continues to grow at a mind-blowing pace. A direct indicator of this comes from the statistics provided by YouTube, according to which average download speed of videos from Armenia has reached about 3.2 mbps in March 2012. The average YouTube download speed last year was about 1.4 mbps, while in 2010 … Continue reading