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Finding a perfect pitch

Fuller stadiums and more goals made a successful African Cup of Nations – but its stars need more financial and political backing

By the time the final whistle blew at the Alassane Ouattara Stadium to signal the end of the 2024 Africa Cup of Nations (AfCON), there was unanimous agreement that Côte d'Ivo...

The next stage in the battle over global tax rules

Plans for a UN authority on tax policy backed by African states are gaining ground in spite of western resistance

How are western states going to respond after losing a battle at the UN General Assembly last November over how global tax rules are negotiated? The European Union and Britain were...

Biggest economies turn laggards

Smaller countries will grow faster this year but will be held back by a lacklustre outturn in the continent's biggest economies

Forecasts by the World Bank, IMF, the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the UN that the continent's economies should grow faster this year should be set against its weak per capi...

Gold to Moscow

Central African Republic, Sudan and Mali are the most lucrative African states for Russia's Wagner Group, according to the 'Blood Gold' report published this week by a consortium o...

The case for reparations

The debate over reparations for colonialism and slavery has arrived in the European Parliament. Pierrette Herzberger-Fofana, a Malian-born German MEP for Alliance90/The Greens, is ...

Tracking the missing billions

African, Asian and Latin American states have won a vote on tax reform at the UN – it could boost revenues and help them catch stolen cash

Ahead of the annual meeting of the UN General Assembly, African states were focusing on the need to claw back the billions of dollars lost in illicit financial flows (IFFs) as thei...


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