As election season hits Africa’s four biggest economies, fears mount over further radicalization from the Horn of Africa to the Sahel, African governments stand up to the Chinese and Cape Town is World Design Capital 2014. The new year will also bring debates about the new global development agenda and how to attract more infrastructure investment for the continent.
Migration is not the defining issue for most Europeans. As they head to the polls, concerns about the economy and climate change often have higher or equal salience.
As China outstrips all other external investors in Bangladesh by a considerable margin, energy and infrastructure projects are tying the South Asian country ever more tightly to China.