South Africa's Standard Bank said on Thursday it took an $80 million writedown from its exposure to a suspected metal financing fraud in China.
- Nicholas Michel
The Congolese author has wielded both gun and pen in his eventful life. In his latest novel he draws the DRC's excesses into a heady concoction of humour and horror.
- Patrick Smith in Washington DC
Ahead of the inaugural US-Africa summit, United States' Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, talked to The Africa Report about washington's priorities for Africa.