This is a deeply worrying, must-read article published in the Daily Telegraph. Check it out!
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“The new battle for Africa does not deploy strong-arm tactics, it is now a soft power game: economic and humanitarian aid, interest-free loans, preferential trade agreements and investments in infrastructure are currency across a continent that is, for the world’s established and emerging powers, seemingly up for grabs.” Al Jazeera… 319 more words
We caught a “hydrofoil” (basically, a boat) in the early morning, and we had a very dramatic parting with a friend who just missed boarding, as in, the boat pulled out the moment that she pulled up on her motorbike, so the ride to the island was kind of depressing. 1,254 more words
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The main challenge for Africa is to reinvent how it grows, in a way that creates opportunities for all. The opportunity to go to a good hospital; the opportunity to attend a competent school and develop technical and intellectual skills; the opportunity of not being discriminated against based on gender; or simply the opportunity to produce a couple more litres of milk and become an abundant farmer instead of a subsistence farmer.
New Eastern Outlook
January 10, 2015
Thanks to J.
I have been to China over the years more than a dozen times. I have spoken with people at all levels of policy-making, and one thing I have come to realize is that when Beijing makes a major policy change, they make it carefully and with great deliberation. 1,276 more words