[Deutsche Welle] Forty-two police officers have been decapitated by a Congolese militia group after the officers' vehicles were ambushed. The country's Kasai region has seen seven months of severe violence amid local power struggles.
[Al Jazeera] China is not "moving relentlessly across Africa". Despite what Peter Navarro, head of US President Donald Trump's National Trade Council has written, that China is "locking down strategic natural resources, locking up emerging markets and locking out the United States", experience on the ground tells a different story.
[The Conversation Africa] "Financial inclusion" has hit the headlines in South Africa in the wake of a scandal over the distribution of social grants. Mounting evidence suggests the controversial company at the centre of the storm, Cash Paymaster Services (CPS) and its ancillary firms, targeting grantees to "cross sell" other financial pr […]
[IPS] Sydney and Kuala Lumpur -Recent disturbing trends in international finance have particularly problematic implications, especially for developing countries. The recently released United Nations report, World Economic Situation and Prospects 2017 (WESP 2017) is the only recent report of a multilateral inter-governmental organization to recognize these pr […]