There are 119 countries around the world in dire financial straits, weighed down by massive debt, says a report from the Catholic aid organization Misereor. Their coffers are empty, the threat of bankruptcy looms large.
Africa had high hopes for Obama’s presidency, many of which he didn't fulfill. Now he's in Kenya and South Africa for the first time since leaving office. Can he live up to the public's expectations as a private citizen?
The second term of Ivory Coast's President Alassane Ouattara should be his last, according to the country's constitution. But Ouattara has dropped hints he might have other plans. Bram Posthumus reports from Abidjan.
China wants to redefine its military engagement in Africa and has invited military officials from across the continent to Beijing to explore new forms of strategic cooperation.
The man, who was forced to resign his post, received loans from as many as 50 parishioners to pay his debts. He is accused of abusing his position to secure the loans, which he said were for community services.
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