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EM debt crisis around the corner

Ben Aris in Berlin September 8, 2022

Soaring inflation, a strong dollar and a complete overhaul of global energy markets are playing hell with Emerging Market debt. The world is now teetering on the edge of a global debt crisis, warns Oxford Economics.

The economic war with Russia has already cost the West $380bn

Ben Aris in Berlin August 19, 2022

The economic war that the West launched against Russia in the days following the invasion of Ukraine has already cost developing nations $379bn, analysts estimate.

Russia woos Africa with arms, grain and nuclear power

Ben Aris in Berlin July 29, 2022

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov took to the road this week and toured Africa to build closer ties with non-aligned nations.

African gas pipeline projects revived due to European gas crisis

bne IntelliNews June 23, 2022

A mounting gas crisis in Europe caused by Russia’s decision to reduce flows has revived several African gas pipeline projects to take over from the Russian deliveries.

Russia preparing for second Africa Summit to build closer ties as it pivots away from the West

Ben Aris in Berlin June 12, 2022

Russia is preparing for the second Russia-Africa summit, scheduled for October-November 2022 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, as it steps up its campaign to move closer to the African countries and pivot away from the West.

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