A User’s Guide to the Internet in Ghana

Mathew Sayer Informative Internet Guides

This feature is going to undergo a transformation. These profiles encompass history and current affairs as they relate to the internet and a free media. So from now on think ‘user guide’ not ‘spotlight.’ A, B, C, D, E, F, Ghana. Google Trends lets you see what the most popular searches are, a useful SEO tool (zzzzz) but in a way it’s a good social engineering tool too. Ghana is the second in regional interest for the search term ‘vpn’ behind Iran, a beautiful country and people who happen to …

International Spotlight: Sisi’s Egypt Admires the West

Mathew Sayer From our Perspective

Egypt! Check out A -through-D at the bottom. Egypt has undergone a tumultuous transformation in the last five years. The current President Fatah Al-Sisi represents a snap back to the strongman politics of the 20th century using 21st-century techniques to quell dissent. Profile Egypt is one of the oldest civilizations in the world. History in the country dates back to the 10th millennium BC. Being around for so long means that the country has a range of influences including Greek, Persian, Roman, Arab, Ottoman, and European. Islam has been the …

Our International Spotlight Shines it’s Light on Denmark

Mathew Sayer From our Perspective

Azerbaijan, Brazil, Cuba and now Denmark. Bring a coat. Denmark This Scandinavian country has some of the highest living standards in the world, one of the lowest Gini coefficients (a measure of inequality), and guess what- they pay some of the highest personal income tax rates too. The majority of Danes live a pretty satisfied life. Lego is headquartered there for crying out loud. Being part of the European Union but not part of the Euro has insulated Denmark from much of the global economic troubles- although I tend to …