African policymakers know their nations must quit being at the bottom of global value chains. DW talks to Kathryn Omwandho about the agenda of the African Development Bank's annual meeting in South Korea.
Three years ago, Beijing unveiled its landmark plan to move up the value chain by transitioning from labor-intense production to "smart manufacturing." Where does China now stand in terms of implementing its strategy?
Germany's industrial giants have been reluctant to invest in the costly production of electric car battery cells until now. Will a €1 billion government grant be enough to recover time lost to China and South Korea?
South Africa's lawmakers are moving towards amending the constitution to expropriate land without compensation. This is a hot issue more than two decades after the end of apartheid, writes Privilege Musvanhiri.
Moldova is Europe's poorest nation with per capita income half that of Albania. Yet since the tiny ex-Soviet state stood up to Russian bullying, it has become something of a superpower — in the wine industry.
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