Diamonds Aren’t Always Forever: Africa Takes A Narrow View Of ‘Blood Diamonds’, And NGOs Long Walked Away In Disgust

Some African states resisted the demand for a wider definition of “conflict diamonds” to include government violence. They even suspected it was part a “regime change” agenda.

China Couldn’t Save Them All: Indebted Africa Returns To IMF, That Old Hated Banker

The number of sub-Saharan African countries in debt distress or facing high risk of debt distress rose from 7 in 2013 to 12 in 2016…time for bailouts.

There Are Fewer And Fewer Outright Dictatorships In Africa; Welcome To The New Era Of  ‘Masquerade Democracies’

Nearly all of Africa has opposition parties – which is more than can be said for China. While opposition leaders face intimidation, their troubles are minor in comparison to the deadly retribution meted out in Russia