Tainted data hide the cost if Africa's upheavals

25 May 2009

Even by Africa's grim standars, it was a horrendous statistic: 5.4m peiple have died in the Democratic Republic of Congo from "war-related causes since 1998", claimed the International Rescue Committee in january last year.

Debt and Africa's poor: the World Bank relents

1 September 1995

Michael Holman reports on a 180-degree policy shift on how to cope with the continent's $160bn debt mountin.