With the second largest economy in Africa, how has South Africa been coping with the economic fallout from the pandemic? In our first part of ... a series on the impact of COVID-19 on the country, we look into how buying the rand has become a punt on the chances of a second wave of the coronavirus as the importance of the South African economy recedes.
Present in Senegal since 1926, the French group has extended its presence to West Africa. It is particularly targeting energy-related projects. ... But without strong consortiums it will be hard to beat Chinese competitors, it believes.
When the name of the game is consolidating military power, a crisis can be good news. In this third story of our series on the impact of COVID-19 ... on Egypt, we look at whether the pandemic will allow military control to be strengthened.