Developing economies are bounding ahead amid mounting social discontent. Istanbul, as it turns out, is a good place to discuss politics in Africa.
- Tom Miles in Geneva
Almost 100,000 boat people have made the dangerous journey across the Mediterranean to Europe this year, a roughly 60 percent increase on the whole of last year, and about 800 have died in the attempt, the U.N. refugee agency said on Thursday.
- Chijioke Ohuocha in Lagos
PayPal has signed up "tens of thousand" of Nigerians in its first week of operating in Africa's biggest economy, with consumers already purchasing items from Britain, China and the United States via its online platform.