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Africa’s Elections | In Malawi, food, land, corruption dominate [Lima Charlie News]
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Africa’s Elections | In Malawi, food, land, corruption dominate

In a small African country battling poverty and starvation, land, farming and corruption remain key issues in Malawi’s politics. Malawi – nicknamed “the Warm Heart of Africa” for the kindness of its people – is one of the poorest countries in the world. A small,… Keep Reading

Image The Rwandan Jewel - Peacekeepers, Conflict Minerals and Lots of Foreign Aid [Lima Charlie World]
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The Rwandan Jewel – Peacekeepers, Conflict Minerals and Lots of Foreign Aid

The U.S. and the United Nations have long partnered with Rwanda to support peacekeeping and counterinsurgency operations across Africa, providing expertise, weapons and funding to the Rwandan military. Meanwhile, Rwanda reportedly has provided weapons and support to rebel groups that target U.N. peacekeepers, while benefitting… Keep Reading

Image Russia's energy divides Europe [Lima Charlie News]
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Russia’s energy divides Europe

OPINION: Fueled by Russian gas imports and the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, an energy Cold War threatens to divide Europe. The European Union’s Energy Union initiative is a beautiful idea. An idea which is being crushed by harsh realpolitik. The controversy surrounding Nord Stream 2 reflects… Keep Reading

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The Trouble With Turkey’s Economy

How did Turkey go from rapid growth to economic crisis so quickly? The Turkish economy has become a truly perplexing case. Investing in emerging markets is always a risky game to play. Trying to sift through volumes of information and then place it in the… Keep Reading

Image Huawei – China’s telecom giant hits a giant wall [Lima Charlie News]
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Huawei – China’s telecom giant hits a giant wall

This Monday, in a 13-count indictment unsealed in a federal court in New York, four defendants affiliated with Chinese telecom juggernaut, Huawei Technologies were named, including Huawei’s CFO, Meng Wanzhou, the daughter of Huawei’s president and founder. The charges relate to an alleged scheme by… Keep Reading

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What’s ailing South Korea?

Investors may look at the prevalence of South Korean brands, and the success of South Korean companies, and see an appealing investment destination. They should be wary. It is true that South Korea is an economic miracle, exhibiting stupendous growth over the last few decades.… Keep Reading

Image Trump's efforts to drive China to the negotiating table have been rocky for the U.S. President, but they have shown that even China has to concede to market forces.
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Even China Must Bow Before the Market

Trump's efforts to drive China to the negotiating table have been rocky for the U.S. President, but they have shown that even China has to concede to market forces. Keep Reading

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Drop in oil prices may trigger unintended consequences

The price of oil took another hit, signaling that oil prices are going to stay low for the foreseeable future.  Crude oil prices fell sharply on the commodity market on Monday. By 1500 hours New York time, the price of Brent crude oil had fallen… Keep Reading

Image China’s diplomacy efficiently flatters small states [Lima Charlie News]
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China’s diplomacy efficiently flatters small states

In comparing and contrasting U.S. and Chinese diplomacy, China is able to catch more flies with honey. China’s investment first, ask questions later approach offers politicians the opportunity to pass any consequences of relations with China off to their successors. For China, diplomacy is often… Keep Reading

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Military Industrial Simple

A two decade taxpayer-subsidised merger & acquisition spree has turned the Military Industrial Complex into something that would be totally unrecognizable to President Dwight D. Eisenhower.   In 2017, Lockheed accrued $35 billion in defense contracts, relative to $21 billion from its nearest competitor, Boeing.… Keep Reading

Image Little choice for Russia and China but to link up [Lima Charlie News]
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Little choice for Russia and China but to link up

For years, China and Russia have been making a show of seeking closer ties, but it has been more style than substance. Will the U.S. – China trade war kick the relationship into overdrive? Two years ago, China and Russia reached an agreement to link… Keep Reading

image Resistance mounts against China's President Xi Jinping [Lima Charlie News][Photo: Johannes Eisele / AFP]
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Resistance mounts against China’s President Xi Jinping

China’s leadership faces rising domestic opposition in light of a faltering trade war against the US, leading Chinese society to question some long-standing truths. Chinese President, Xi Jinping, is facing increasing domestic resistance and opposition from all corners of society in light of the ongoing… Keep Reading

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