The coup in Guinea earlier this month has given the country an unexpected windfall. Political uncertainty has pushed up the value of its bauxite reserves. The ore is used to produce aluminum and companies are setting up large-scale operations to cash in. Al Jazeera’s Ahmed Idris reports from Conakry, Guinea.
Warning of a potential new Cold War, the head of the United Nations implored China and the United States to repair their “completely dysfunctional” relationship before problems between the two large and deeply influential countries spill over even further into the rest of the planet.
Aukus partnership will enable Australia to have nuclear-powered submarines for the first time Australia nuclear submarine deal: Aukus defence pact with US and UK means $90bn contract with France will be scrapped Australia news live: government agrees to nuclear-powered submarine deal with US and UK – live updates The US, UK and Australia are settingContinue reading “US, UK and Australia forge military alliance to counter China”
Democratic Republic of the Congo is seeking what it says is a fairer share of its vast mineral wealth. Felix Tshisekedi, the president of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), has called for a review of mining contracts signed with China in 2008 by his predecessor, saying he wanted to get fairer deals. AContinue reading “DR Congo president seeks review of mining contracts with China”
Labour expected to form coalition with other left-leaning parties as it seeks to reduce inequality and wean the economy off oil. Norway’s left-wing opposition headed by Labour Party leader Jonas Gahr Store has had a landslide win in a general election after a campaign dominated by the future of the country’s oil industry. Store unseatedContinue reading “Norway’s left-wing opposition wins election in a landslide”
American military officials have denounced the ouster of a president in West Africa, and said they had no warning of what their students were planning. American Green Berets were training local forces in the West African nation of Guinea last weekend when their charges peeled away for a mission not listed in any military trainingContinue reading “U.S. Forces Were Training the Guinean Soldiers Who Took Off to Stage a Coup”
Russian president announces agreement on macroeconomic policies, and common tax and customs measures Vladimir Putin and Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko said they had made progress toward integrating the two countries’ economies during a summit on Thursday evening in advance of massive joint military exercises. Speaking late on Thursday, Putin said the two leaders had agreed to coordinateContinue reading “Putin and Lukashenko move to integrate economies of Russia and Belarus”
In which John Green teaches you about Imperialism. In the late 19th century, the great powers of Europe were running around the world obtaining colonial possessions, especially in Africa and Asia. The United States, which as a young country was especially suceptible to peer pressure, followed along and snapped up some colonies of its own.Continue reading “American Imperialism: Crash Course US History #28”
Global warming is already affecting people’s health so much that emergency action on climate change cannot be put on hold while the world deals with the Covid-19 pandemic, medical journals across the globe warned on Monday. “Health is already being harmed by global temperature increases and the destruction of the natural world,” read an editorialContinue reading “Climate action cannot wait for pandemic to end, medical journals warn”