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( 5 mins read ) Together with increasingly incoherent pandemic management, corruption scandals threaten to weaken President Cyril Ramaphosa. They could cost the ANC at the ballot box in 2021, though few established opposition parties are well placed to gain
( 4 mins read ) On 6 August, President Alassane Ouattara officially announced that he will seek a third term by becoming the candidate of his Rally of Houphouëtists for Democracy and Peace (RHDP) in the upcoming presidential election. The
( 3 mins read ) Top Communist Party leaders convened their quarterly Politburo meeting on 30 July, signaling a policy shift towards monetary tightening and containment of financial risks, after strong second quarter GDP data instilled confidence in the country’s
( 2 mins read ) Last week’s mid-year budget review paints a dire picture of Ghana’s fiscal position, but things could get even worse as steeper budget overruns loom in the context of the general elections scheduled for 7 December.
( 8 mins read ) The Covid-19 pandemic has strengthened policymakers’ resolve around the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA), which is increasingly considered one of the few options available to boost the region’s deeply troubled growth and revenue outlook
( 3 mins read ) On 18 July, G20 finance ministers and central bank governors met to discuss, amid other things, the status of the Debt Service Suspension Initiative (DSSI) launched in April. Rather than heeding calls to extend the
( 3 mins read ) In a 15 July letter of commitment to South African Airways (SAA)’s business rescue practitioners, the ministers of finance and public enterprises committed “to mobilize funding for the short-, medium- and long-term requirements to create
( 2 mins read ) On 13 July, a presidential spokesperson announced that President Alassane Ouattara had accepted the resignation of Vice President Daniel Kablan Duncan on 8 July, the same day that Prime Minister Amadou Gon Coulibaly had died.
( 5 mins read ) Despite the accelerating Covid-19 “storm,” the government may hesitate to revert to harsher lockdown measures. But the handling of the crisis poses growing political risks for President Cyril Ramaphosa, which could begin to fuel speculation
( 4 mins read ) Our Eurobond Political Risk Monitor, presented in the attached table, provides a quick go-to guide of the main political and policy issues in 17 sub-Saharan African (SSA) sovereigns that have issued Eurobonds as of July
( 4 mins read ) On 8 July, President Alassane Ouattara announced the sudden death of his prime minister and anointed successor Amadou Gon Coulibaly. The prime minister’s demise is a severe blow for Ouattara, who – despite Coulibaly’s known
Where does @KamalaHarris stand on foreign policy?
We asked her 12 questions on topics including China, trade, and climate ⤵️ https://on.cfr.org/33NiwUU
[email protected]'s account in AN EMPIRE ON THE EDGE of chain of Ponzi finance stretching from Fukien province to Boston via Guangzhou, Bengal, and London that led to tea party and revolution is wonderfully written and fills a major gap in understanding why the revolution happened.
A 1948 Japanese map of the American Civil War.
The numbered places demarcate major battles and significant sites in a roughly chronological fashion.
Without a legend or even state lines, though, the map is exceedingly difficult to read.
I guess today would be a good day to mention that I have a new book coming out in a month.
I'm sorry, but you do not belong in the #UK. #France - or several other countries you might travel through to get to the British Isles - are safe... https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/if-they-stop-us-ill-drown-myself-refugees-pushed-to-the-brink-in-calais-lmhfg89b0
"Starting Aug. 21, all US military personnel will be required to undergo coronavirus testing before departing for South Korea, a US military newspaper reported Friday." @TheKoreaHerald http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20200811000939
Excited about this. Few sci-fi writers have their pulse on the zeitgeist like @NB_Chris.
I wrote the book during a year of three major personal life events, the full spectrum of grief and joy, and that intensity of feeling probably shows up in the book.
[email protected] Editorial Board: "As a Peterson Institute for International Economics report explained last month, “the market for capital is global. Shutting out Chinese firms from listing in the United States would not deny these firms access to US capital.”"
The headline and the accompanying image are great but it's amusing watching Brexit Britain to relearn what trade negotiations are like.
👏 Bravo @BBCNews 👏
My new book FAILED STATE is out today from @HarperVoyagerUS. It's the story of people trying to build a better future from the ruins of the nation they broke—and a lawyer trying to play competing factions against each other in a gamble to save his own skin