Chinese lending to developing countries has come under sharp focus since the release of several reports that have reshaped the debate. Unsurprisingly, ... many news reports, like the BBC’s “China: Big spender or loan shark?” are ringing alarm bells. But these reports should rather prompt new thinking on how to establish a more efficient and sustainable lending regime.
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The Pandora Papers, the most ambitious investigative effort to unravel the secrets of the offshore world yet, is an awe-inspiring feat by the ... International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ). The numbers are staggering: 11.9 million files from 14 leading offshore services firms, pored over by more than 600 journalists from 150 publications.
At 22 years of age, Alaa Salah, spoke truth to power, leading a chant that fuelled the revolution that ousted President Omar al-Bashir following ... 30 years of autocratic rule in Sudan. Social media has been instrumental in changing political landscapes across Africa.