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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...


The global south wins a big money battle

A decade-long campaign for global tax rules to be set by a UN authority could finally come to fruition

Years of campaigning to coordinate support from middle-income and developing countries saw the UN General Assembly vote decisively on 22 November to establish a UN tax authority, e...

Central bankers hunt for foreign exchange

From negative-equity Ghana to South Africa with its sizeable gold holdings, emerging markets are scrambling for liquidity

What happens when your central bank starts losing money? Less than you might think, in practical term at least. Ghanaians were horrified to hear their central bank – the Bank...

Wagner pays cash for digital influence

A leak from the Russian group's propaganda arm reveals payments for videos by West African bloggers and influencers on social media platforms

The Wagner Group has been paying West African social and digital media influencers and broadcasters for videos and blogs attacking France and supporting Russian narratives on the U...



Riyadh re-launches its Africa courtship

Saudi Arabia signals 'game changing' investments at economic summit with plans to sign deals worth $553m and more with African officials

Investments, trade deals and debt financing were on offer at Friday's summit between Saudi Arabia and African leaders as the Gulf state seeks to build on its growing influence on t...



Mind the adaptation gap

Funding for the continent's economies to adapt to extreme weather falls far short of the rising demand

Government spending on climate change adaptation projects across Africa is currently ten times higher than support for adaptation, according to a new report by the UN Environment P...


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