A cleaner walks past a promotional poster at an Africa Development bank meeting in Shanghai. Western perceptions of China’s investments in Africa are off the mark.
Contrary to Western views, China is in Africa for business. Between 1998 and 2012, about 2000 Chinese firms invested in 49 countries on the African continent.
A chaotic traffic jam chokes the Nigerian coastal capital Lagos.
The fact that businesses cannot accurately calculate the cost of doing business in Nigeria because of corruption makes them jittery.But it doesn't mean Nigeria is more corrupt than any other country.
South Africa’s game reserves are loved by tourists. The new visa regulations could have a negative impact on them.
The motive behind South Africa's new visa regulations is noble. But the implementation needs to be adapted and improved to minimise the negative effect on the country's tourism industry.
Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán escorted by soldiers prior to his second escape from prison.
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Economic growth and investment is supporting prison reform, but it will take time to root out deeply ingrained bad practice.
Downtown Tianjin: reeling from the recent explosion.
The Tianjin explosion may hurt the city's economy. But it will hurt its corrupt officials more.
Three tons of cocaine seized by Peru’s national police from an international gang of Peruvian and Mexican drug traffickers.
Peru's economy is booming, but it has a terrible cocaine habit that could cause it problems.
Management graduates from Africa are struggling to apply their classroom lessons to the working world.
Africa needs management graduates – but they must be taught with the continent's specific challenges and requirements in mind.
When NSW Premier Mike Baird met with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi last year, it signalled new opportunities for Australian states.
Following in the footpath of China, India is seeking new state to state tie-ups. Australia should answer the call.
African cities are growing fast - and there are many reasons to be excited about this rapid urban development.
Technology’s improving, but pay isn’t.
The technological transformation of China's many factories has failed to bring with it an upgrade in working conditions.
Serious co-ordination effort is needed.
The long-feared earthquake arrives in the middle of post-conflict reconstruction and a seven-year wait for a new constitution.
I don’t need to look where I’m going. It’s all in the plan.
George Osborne's favourite catchphrase has a long tradition.
Digging for dollars: an new way to view economic growth.
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Economic inequality and environmental degradation are closely linked – and stem from politicians' fixation on economic growth at all costs.
Struggling to keep up.
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Is the UK condemning itself to decades of underachievement and potentially terminal decline?
China: capital of a new world order?
The cascade of US allies looking to join China's new development bank should come as no surprise.
Bowing out: former prime minister of Singapore, Lee Kuan Yew, has died at the age of 91.
One of the world's great economic success stories, Singapore owes much of its prosperity to Lee Kuan Yew, the country's founding father.
Egyptians have both protested and mourned the rise of IS in neighbouring Libya.
IS doesn't just pose a security threat to Egypt, it significantly increases the country's need to restore growth and boost employment.
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