September 22, 2014
Despite a resounding win for the unionists in Scotland, other regions around the world seeking independence, like Catalonia and Kurdistan, remain hopeful.
September 11, 2014 28
Will the arrival of a possible Ebola case in the Gold Coast reset global priorities? Don't hold what's left of your breath.
August 5, 2014 16
Increased hostilities in Libya have some wondering if Western powers should not have intervened. But Crikey's writer-at-large believed then -- and believes now -- it was a good idea.
July 24, 2014 7
It has been 100 days since the Nigerian schoolgirls were kidnapped. What did #BringBackOurGirls achieve, and where has the outrage gone? United Nations adviser Robert Johnson writes from Nairobi.
July 22, 2014
Could Egypt be doing more to broker a peace deal between Israel and Gazan militants? Rachel Williamson, freelance journalist in Cairo, says although Egypt used to support the Palestinian cause, its fear of Hamas has caused it to take a step back.
July 3, 2014
When Brazilians watch soccer, they are not individuals watching sport. They are a heaving, unified glorious mass with a single mind -- and who can protest when that sort of thing is going on? Crikey's man on the ground Django Merope Synge reports from Rio.
July 2, 2014 2
The sunburnt, drunk tourists of the World Cup are having the time of their lives. But they're certainly not seeing the real Brazil. Freelance writer Django Merope Synge reports from Rio.
June 24, 2014 9
Australia lost all of its World Cup matches and is on the plane home -- but Aussie freelance writer Django Merope Synge, who's in Rio for the tournament, has drunk the Kool Aid and sees the positives.
June 18, 2014
This year's World Cup is expected to cost the Brazilian government a whopping $14 billion, but it could be worth $30 billion to the country's GDP. And don't forget the sponsors. Crikey intern Jake Stevens follows the money ...
May 13, 2014 2
The Western media is (belatedly) outraged over the abduction of Nigerian schoolgirls. But an international reaction is exactly what terrorist group Boko Haram wants, writes UN adviser Robert Johnson in Nairobi.