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Questions About South Africa’s Arms Scandal Should Go Beyond ‘Malign Influence’

So…since we last spoke, there’ve been some developments… A quick recap: Reuben Brigety, the U.S. ambassador to South Africa, held a press conference Thursday where he alleged that SA supplied arms and ammunition to a Russian cargo ship that docked in Cape ...

Chinese Merchants Are Disrupting Kenya’s Business Cartels

In the old days, a small group of Kenyan elites dominated the business of importing low-cost products from China that they would then turn around and sell for two or three times the cost. But that once-lucrative business is now under ...

WEEK IN REVIEW: Chinese Imports Fell for Second Consecutive Month in April

Chinese imports fell for a second consecutive month in April, dipping 8% compared to the same time last year in what is potentially a worrisome trend for Global South commodity producers. Chinese exports, however, increased last month by almost 9%, according to new customs data. (REUTERS)