A new kind of spectre is haunting the world: the spectre of ebola protectionism. As the ebola virus disease ravages the societies of the Mano River Union (MRU) states of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, there are increasing calls from conservative politicians, right-wing groups, and sections of the media to prevent people from MRU states from…...
About Yusuf Bangura, Phd
A senior Research Associate with the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development, Yusuf Bangura earned his undergraduate and doctoral degrees from the London School of Economics and Political Science in 1974 and 1978.
His doctoral thesis, which explored the declining role of the pound sterling and the political economy of African decolonization, was published as Britain and Commonwealth Africa: The Politics of Economic Relations (Manchester University Press, 1983).
He has taught in universities in Nigeria and Canada and worked as a visiting researcher in Sweden.
Since 2013, he has been teaching international political economy at the department of political science at Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone. Find out more about Dr Bangura at www.unrisd.org