Nigeria misses growth target ahead of election - South African utility Eskom ends rolling blackouts - Asian markets end lower amid US-China trade worries
It has been one year since German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s coalition government set out to make a policy push towards a more united Europe. So what has Berlin actually achieved over the past twelve months?
The United States and Russia are odds over the power struggle unfolding in Venezuela. As the two traditional rivals vie for influence, China has been quietly growing its footprint in the region, says Alexander Busch.
Through a series of major investment funds and development aid projects, Australia and China are trying to outbid each other to create networks of power and influence in poorer Pacific nations.
Kenya owes more to China than it does to Western lenders, the traditional source of loans to Africa. As Beijing throws open its credit line to Africa, analysts warn of the risk of a double-debt stranglehold.
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