Chinese businesses have invested billions in African countries. In return, they obtain crucial mineral resources. But as China’s economic growth falters, Africa’s commodities producers are in trouble.
Rampant graft afflicting the mining industry has led to a massive loss of public revenue in many countries. A new report shines a light on the risks of corruption occurring at the very start of the mining process.
At the 16+1 summit in Hungary, China further expanded its influence in Eastern and Southeastern Europe. The EU is allowing Beijing to undermine the bloc, DW's Frank Sieren writes.
About 77 percent of Africa's population is younger than 35. Frustration grows as many feel they are losing out on economic opportunities and participation. DW kicks off "The 77 percent" to give them a platform.
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