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The Blog
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18.01.17 | Magnus Marsden

A massive freight train from China, dubbed the ‘East Wind’, arrives in Barking, London. A courier of thousands of cheap Chinese goods, it is also marks changing times for global trade.

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10.01.17 | Andrew Harding

Somalis are returning from exile to help rebuild Mogadishu, but continue to face the threat of violence and an impenetrable bureaucracy.

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06.01.17 | Bram Posthumus

What is China doing in Guinea, and why have mining operations in the country stalled?