South Africa has a rare chance to use investment inflows and improved terms of trade as a basis for reform which can produce a stronger rand ... in the long term, Credit Suisse director Alexey Pogorelov tells The Africa Report.
A Wagner group financier and the spearhead of Russia's strategy of influence on the continent, Yevgeny Prigozhin, who made his fortune in the ... restaurant business, is one of the most important oligarchs within Putin's entourage.
"Meeting the challenges of growth, security and stability" was the theme of the spring meetings of the World Bank and International Monetary ... Fund (IMF) that took place semi-virtually in Washington DC from 18-24 April. Although the international economic crisis poses a major challenge, the two international institutions are committed to providing the necessary funds.
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In recent days, Joseph Beti Assomo, Cameroon's defence minister, made a discreet but remarkable visit to Moscow to sign a new military cooperation ... agreement between the two countries. This symbolic trip comes at a time when the Kremlin has relaunched its offensive in Ukraine.
The fate of Ukraine still hangs in the balance. A mix of more weapons from NATO powers, noteworthy Ukrainian victories, and increased western ... diplomacy strengthen hopes for a negotiated settlement, yet the bombardment of missiles and the massive humanitarian crisis suggest a conflict that will further intensify before it cools down.
In the midst of an energy price explosion, Western Europe is eyeing an alternative to Russia : Nigeria. But Nigerian citizens are hardly benefiting ... from their status as one of the largest oil producers on the continent...
The invasion of Ukraine by Russia is a tragedy. Millions displaced and thousands dead in the space of a few weeks. Children being murdered in ... a war they have absolutely no stake in. Those who do survive, traumatised by the displacement of a war, will be trying to make sense of it for the rest of their lives. A tough ask.