- Ambitious plans to build world’s biggest hydroelectric dam at a cost of $50bn have been resurrected by the Democratic Republic of Congo, but obstacles abound.
- Iraq has defied expectations and managed to form a government, though it includes many of the same faces that have ruled since the US-led overthrow of Saddam Hussein in 2003
- While investors remain unruffled by many of today’s geopolitical events, there is a bigger threat they might soon have to grapple with, argues Gideon Rachman.
- A plan to restructure the debt of bankrupt Detroit, a city blighted by dilapidated buildings and decay, may not benefit its African American majority population.
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