The most powerful man in Africa's second-richest country is establishing new depths of ineptitude. How he expects to be taken seriously at the great international summits of 2014 is the stuff of bemused speculation.
Angola's rehabilitated Caminho de Ferro de Benguela has spawned government-backed construction projects and a new, Chinese, middle class. The Africa Report delves beneath the success story, where opaque deals keep far too many on the wrong side of the tra...
The topics of trade, aid and security are all on the table at the EU-Africa summit on 2-3 April. African negotiators worry about tariff protection, migration issues and financing peace-keeping missions.
The eruption of fighting in South Sudan brought East Africa's political crises into sharp focus at a time of optimism about the region's economic take-off. Undaunted, analysts point to fast-improving transport links and new oil and gas discoveries.