New IMF report: ‘The share of countries at elevated risk of debt distress, e.g. Ghana, Lao PDR, & Mauritania, or already unable to service their debt fully has almost doubled to 40% since 2013.’ Plus lenders are more diverse this time around, so it’s harder to fix debt crises
In Mali’s Bamako, in the suburb of Yirimadio, ‘Child mortality rates have dropped to the point where they are now the lowest in sub-Saharan Africa – an achievement that may all be down to knocking on doors.’ The cost is $8 per person per year
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Do you follow more men than women on twitter? What about your followers? Check your stats here. And you can do it for other twitter accounts too. ht Alice Evans.
Comic Relief to ditch white saviour stereotype appeals
Where to next on corruption research? Blue sky thinking from Dieter Zinnbauer.
A spot of unparliamentary behaviour in Kosovo. Most striking thing is how they all just sit there when the tear gas goes off – were they comatose already? ht Amichai Stein