MMR, which enjoys a monopoly, has been buying Congo coltan for $20-24 per kilo, whereas one trader said he sold ore in the Rwandan capital, Kigali, a few months ago for more than $50 per kilo.
“The oranges we have are from Tanzania. The mangoes are from Uganda. But they are not as good as Burundian fruit”
A plague near the entrance to Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Cathedral in Asmara, Eritrea, lists Benito Mussolini as a donor.
The slogan of “African solutions for African problems” falls a little flat when financing mainly comes from western donors
IT HAS BEEN A WHILE since I did the morning jogger’s “dipstick index” of an African city. The last two serious ones were of Bujumbura, and the Lesotho capital Maseru. It is a simple test, really. You go out running in the morning (or in my case, given that I no longer bubble with youthful athleticism, half-walking-half-trotting), and you see …
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