Disaster season: heat waves sweep the world – in charts and maps

Ben Aris in Berlin April 8, 2024

In the last week temperatures have soared, breaking monthly records in nearly half the countries on the planet. In much of Europe temperatures have reached those of mid-summer in the first week of April.

Could lithium transform Zimbabwe’s economy or will the opportunity be squandered?

Jason Mitchell March 12, 2024

Zimbabwe has Africa’s biggest lithium deposits but China is acquiring many of the mines and a question mark hangs over the extent to which the local population will benefit from the mineral wealth.

Saudi Arabia hosts kingdom's first Africa summit, to boost ties, promote stability

bne IntelliNews November 13, 2023

Saudi Arabia is hosting its first ever Africa Summit, underscoring Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's (MbS) growing focus on African affairs.

Putin slams door shut on any quick revival of Black Sea grain deal

bne IntelIiNews September 4, 2023

Meeting with Turkish counterpart Erdogan produces no tangible sign that Moscow is preparing to budge on allowing Ukrainian ships safe passage.

Zimbabwe decides: What you need to know about the August 23 election

bne IntelliNews August 22, 2023

The vote is tantamount to a referendum on Emmerson Mnangagwa, who seeks a second term after, critics say, failing to steady the economy, stem inflation, or halt the flight of its people abroad to find work.