On December 23, Mali was accused by several of its international partners, including France, of allowing mercenaries from the Russian private security firm Wagner Group into its territory. Though the Malian government denied the accusations, several Russian military airplanes have flown between Bamako and Russia over the past few months. We take a closer look.
The two sides seem worlds apart after the first day of discussions, which were intended to be about rising energy prices, but ended up being overshadowed by an increasingly bitter feud over the rule of law.
23 Jul 2021
The Biovac Institute reached a deal with Pfizer to prepare and deliver vaccine doses for the continent. It comes amid an increase of cases in Africa, where just 2% of the population have received a first dose.
26 Jun 2021
A Chinese firm, Broad Group has constructed a 10-storey residential building in China’s Changsha city in 28 hours and 45 minutes. The real estate company used prefabricated construction systems to deliver the project. Pre-fabricated buildings are designs to enable quick construction.
Africa’s confirmed cases pass 3.1m – Africa CDC, Trump faces historic second impeachment vote and more
13 Jan 2021
Here are a few reasons to pick up a copy of The Guardian on Thursday. Find these stories and much more when you grab a copy of The Guardian on Thursday.
8 Jan 2021
Here are a few reasons to pick up a copy of The Guardian on Saturday. Find these stories and much more when you grab a copy of The Guardian on Saturday.
31 Aug 2019
Sarah Kunst, Cleo Capital managing director, explains why the firm is betting big on female entrepreneurs. She speaks with Bloomberg's Emily Chang on "Bloomberg Technology."
7 Jul 2019
Farmers in developing countries lose a quarter of their annual income because they can't refrigerate their produce. A small firm in Nigeria is tackling the problem with mobile solar-powered fridges.
29 Jun 2019
Muslim women have pushed back against a ban on burkinis at a public pool, provoking a firm response from the far right. National Rally leader Marine Le Pen said the all-encompassing swimsuit has "no place in France."
8 Jan 2019
Ian Bremmer, president at Eurasia Group, discusses the top global risks the firm sees for 2019.