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Moscow expects that most of Africa’s 54 countries will “ignore threats and blackmail from the West” and attend the long-delayed second Russia-Africa summit in St Petersburg in June, Russian Ambassador at Large Oleg Ozerov told a forum.
In 1986, I wrote a thesis on Soviet decision-making behind military interventions in Eastern Europe as well as American responses to them. Tragically, this topic is still relevant today.
US President Joe Biden landed in Kyiv on a surprise visit on the morning of February 20 in a show of support for Ukraine.
Sub-Sahara Africa’s half dozen MSCI frontier index markets were flat in January, after the region was down 25% last year compared with the composite 30%. Tiny Senegal was the only slight gainer ...
Russia's nuclear exports were already booming well before the war in Ukraine started but now they are growing even faster. Moscow is using nuclear power as foreign policy tool to bind allies in the non-aligned world more tightly to its cause.
Of the 6.3bn people who reside outside of liberal democracies, 70% have a positive view of China and 66% of Russia.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov arrived in South Africa on a working visit as the Kremlin continues its charm offensive, TASS reported on January 23.
Ukraine launched the "Grain From Ukraine'' scheme on Holodomor Memorial Day, the Kyiv Independent reported on November 27.
The polycrisis has eased off and the US Fed signalled that it will slow rate hikes as inflation appears to be peaking. That is good news for EM markets and investors have been buying high yielding debt as default fears abate.
Greying of populations big dilemma for developed countries. Share of people on planet aged 65 years or above projected to rise from 10% now to 16% in 2050.
The number of people without access to electricity is rising for the first time in decades, says IEA, thanks to the energy crisis.
On October 29, Russia pulled out of the landmark “Black Sea Initiative” grain deal, brokered by the UN and Turkey last July, only to rejoin a few days later. However, the deal is set to expire soon, and its extension is uncertain.
The number of people living in poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa has overtaken that of South Asia, according to a new study. Nearly 579mn Africans live in what the study calls “acute multidimensional ...
Africa and Ukraine are in “the same boat”, foreign minister Dmytro Kuleba said following a whirlwind tour of the continent just ahead of a UN vote condemning Moscow’s “illegal” move to ...
Investments in renewable energy need to triple by 2050 to put the world on a net-zero trajectory by mid-century, according to a new report by the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO), part of the United Nations.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is hopeful that debt restructuring efforts for Zambia will be finalised by the end of 2022, with managing director Kristalina Georgieva also upbeat over Chad’s ...
Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen) has begun geothermal drilling in neighbouring Djibouti less than a year since the Nairobi-listed hydroelectric power company started research ...
Soaring inflation, rate hikes and a stronger dollar are reminiscent of the early 1980s – a decade that brought a wave of EM sovereign debt crises. This year has already seen Sri Lanka default, hit by an external liquidity crisis.
The Luban Workshops will spread technical skills, familiarity with Chinese equipment, and suspicion.