Tsai’s Strategy of Provoking Beijing Backfiring on Taiwan as It Keeps Losing Allies

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen arrives at the boarding gate of the international airport in TaoyuanInternationalIndiaAfricaTsai Ing-wen’s attempts to enhance the Washington-Taipei relationship and secure diplomatic ties with Central American states come as Taiwan’s nine diplomatic allies have switched sides and turned to Beijing under her watch, international observers told Sputnik.”The main goals obviously pursued by […]

German Economy Contracts Thanks to Energy Crisis and Interest Rate Hikes

A bull and bear sculpture is seen in front of the German stock market in Frankfurt, central GermanyInternationalIndiaAfricaJames TweedieWestern sanctions on Russia’s energy exports over its special operation in Ukraine have fuelled a pan-European energy crisis, with a knock-on effect on general inflation while reducing industrial output and demand.Germany’s economy declined in the fourth quarter […]

African Tech Startups Funding Passed $3Bln in 2022, Report Says

An aerial view of Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial capital on October 7, 2022InternationalIndiaAfricaAccording to an annual report by startup news and research portal Disrupt Africa, the continent’s startups have seen significant growth despite global economic slowdown caused by multiple factors, such as the fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic.In 2022, a total of 633 African tech startups […]

The Cost of Climate Change: Over $120 Billion in Insurance-Covered Losses Reported in 2022 Alone

Image captures aftermath of Hurricane Ian’s destruction in Fort Myers, Florida.InternationalIndiaAfricaMary ManleyThe year 2022 has become one of the costliest years on record following a number of natural disasters which ravaged the United States, Australia, and Pakistan. Those heavy losses fall short of 2017 and 2021, but as the Earth continues to be plagued by […]

Soaring Energy Prices Force Pakistani Industrialists to Close Businesses

A laborer unload sacks of chickpeas at a market in Karachi, Pakistan, Thursday, July 14, 2022.InternationalIndiaAfricaAneela RashidPakistan has a young and growing entrepreneurial population, with English as the main language for business, but inflation, as well as the recent political turmoil and devastating floods, are making it difficult for industries to flourish.Tension among Pakistan’s business […]

Another ‘East India Company’ or ‘Transformational Paradigm’? What Does the Future Hold for the CPEC?

In this photograph taken on November 13, 2016, Pakistani personnel stand on a ship carrying containers at the Gwadar port, some 700 kms west of Karachi, during the opening ceremony of a pilot trade programme between Pakistan and ChinaInternationalIndiaAfricaAneela RashidCPEC is the main artery of China’s Belt and Road Initiative in Pakistan, the official aim […]