Port rebuild to challenge debt-laden Lebanon - Congo livelihoods on the brink as lockdown eased
In several parts of Africa, paying for food, clothes or public transport with a phone is commonplace. Mobile money is taking off in Ethiopia, too, with COVID-19 as the catalyst.
Expanding fast, reliable internet access across Africa will bring advantages for society, business and the climate. But with operators mainly focused on profit, environmental solutions often take a back seat to cost.
There is an embargo on oil business with Syria, but it still takes place. The FinCEN Files, international research on money laundering, corroborates this. And Turkey's largest oil company appears to play an uncanny role.
Germany's powerful auto bosses are used to warmer welcomes when they meet with the chancellor. At this week's car summit, Angela Merkel ignored their courting and kept her wallet tight — a good sign says Henrik Böhme.
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