Ant Group Co. Ltd. has dominated China’s financial headlines over the past few months, first for its potentially record-breaking IPO — and then for the listing’s shock suspension in the wake of tightened fintech regulation.
Trade relations between Africa and Asia, especially China, increase the prosperity of African countries, according to the Kiel Institute China Initiative.
A new weather forecasting system in Africa allows meteorologists to track approaching storms in real time, potentially saving lives from climate-related disasters, scientists said.
Low- and middle-income countries around the world continue to struggle as they are forced to compete against wealthier nations to obtain access to testing kits and supplies and personal protective equipment.
Faced with power shortfalls, demands for greener energy and drought threats to hydropower, a growing range of African nations are considering a shift to an unexpected power source – nuclear energy.
The COVID-19 pandemic is exposing the risks of allowing Africa’s swelling ranks of city dwellers to crowd into slums without proper access to water, sewers, transport and other public services, urban experts have warned.
Infectious diseases are on the rise, food harvests are falling and people are dying from heat waves, but many of the health impacts of climate change remain little investigated – especially in Africa.