If your neighbours get a cheap loan to build their new railway, you are going to want one too. But Hannibal cannot help worrying about the flush of 'me-tooism' behind the flurry of African countries heading to the international sovereign debt markets.
News & Analysis
- Friday, 07 February 2014 13:36
- Patrick Smith in Okrika
Helicopters whirred overhead, masquerade dancers weaved through the crowd, police sharpshooters took up position, the red carpet unrolled and the band played on. Down the road, a giant hoarding informally launched the election campaign.
- Friday, 07 February 2014 12:52
- Anasi - The Africa Report
The ultimate contradiction in terms it may be, but there is a growing belief that 'fighting for peace' rather than apparently fruitless negotiations is the way to resolve some of Africa's long-standing conflicts.