Since 2000, China has emerged as Africa’s largest trading partner and a major source of investment finance as well. Large numbers of Chinese workers and entrepreneurs have moved to Africa in recent years, with estimates running as high as one million. China’s engagement with Africa has no doubt led to faster growth and poverty reduction on the continent. It is also relatively popular: In attitude surveys, 70 percent of African respondents have a positive view of China, higher than percentages in Asia, the Americas, or Europe.
Earth is not in danger of becoming overpopulated, and more people means a larger labor force that we can use to improve society. There is actually enough food to feed the world, but the food is not accessible to everyone.
Global defense trade reached a record breaking $65 billion in 2015. IHS forecasts that the market will increase further to $69 billion in 2016. The Middle East was the largest importing region, with $21.6 billion in deliveries of defense equipment.
Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has made gender inclusivity a priority. After coming to power last year, he appointed an equal number of men and women to his team of ministers. And as a result, Canada has the world’s first gender-balanced cabinet.
France and Romania are going to kick off Euro 2016 at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis this evening.
This year’s European Championship is going to be the biggest ever with 24 teams competing over the course of 51 games.