2. “It takes a lot of armour to drain an oil-soaked swamp” – The Economist’s less than critical piece on Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Nigeria’s “co-ordinating minister for the economy and the minister of finance” (really, that is her full title). By the way, she is said to be a strong contender for the headship of the World Bank when Robert Zoellick’s term expires.
3. What happens at Davos? – Nick Paumgarten on the World Economic Forum. Hint: “Davos is, fundamentally, an exercise in corporate speed-dating”
4. Nice Brits wouldn’t lock up children who ask for help, would they? Stephanie Donald on child asylum seekers.
5. The Tuareg: Between Armed Uprising And Drought – by Baz Lecocq And Nadia Belalimat.
6. From Galactic’s new album Carnivale Electricos. Enjoy!