China sharply reduced investment in Africa amid debt trap criticism

China 12/12/21, 15:16

After more than a decade, the CCP's financial commitments to Africa were cut for the first time. At the triennial Forum on China-Africa Cooperation being held in Senegal, Chinese president Xi Jinping promised African nations US$40 billion of investments. This is 30% down from the $60 billion offered in 2018. Assistant professor ...

Chocolate companies Mars, Nestlé, and Hershey sued for child slavery

World 02/13/21, 13:18

The well-known multinational chocolate companies Mars, Nestlé, and Hershey, among others, were sued in the United States by eight young people who as children were exploited as slaves on African cocoa plantations. These young men represent the thousands of children who are recruited each year by trickery and deception, and then ...

Ivanka Trump eyes laws, conditions that deter African women

Politics 04/15/19, 12:33

Ivanka Trump is putting the spotlight on laws and conditions that deter African women. The president's daughter and senior adviser is in Africa to promote a White House global women's project. She spoke out during a policy discussion with Ethiopia's president about road blocks women face, after signing a joint statement ...

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