The killing of Cecil the lion by a US dentist last year sparked a global outcry against trophy hunting. But few cases receive such widespread attention – and big game hunting remains a major source of tourism revenue across Africa.
A new report based on the Panama Papers reveals how Africa's politicians, generals and business leaders are systematically siphoning off billions of dollars and parking the money offshore.
Two years after the iconic lion Cecil died at the hands of a trophy hunter, his cub Xanda has suffered a similar fate. The killing, though legal, is being mourned by researchers.
The CFA franc is facing growing opposition in parts of West and central Africa. Critics say the common currency has hampered the region's economic growth while France profits.
For months now, Africa's rough diamonds have been increasing in value but the sale proceeds do not reach the people. Instead, they benefit metropolitan elites and the mine companies, which are usually foreign-owned.
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