Visa and immigration officials at the gates of major embassies seem to have great talent and insatiable penchant for choreographic, inane demonstrations of power.
Rivers and lakes make up many of Africa’s borders, which were drawn up by colonial powers in the late 19th century. Now, climate change is complicating matters, as rivers change course, and lakes recede – or surge.
You might imagine that a university or college education would give you a broader, more cosmopolitan worldview; that the more educated you are, the less parochial you would become. The data suggests otherwise.
The index assesses the extent to which the administration at the border facilitates the easy entry of goods; a higher score indicates that customs administrations are highly efficient in getting goods over borders.