Supermums to the rescue

“Mummy, have there been any emergencies today?” is a common question in my household where my five-year old daughter is used to mum disappearing upstairs on the occasional weekend due to, for example, a natural disaster hitting a country.

China and Africa: twist in the tale

China and its relationship to Africa is certainly getting increasing media coverage. For most, the story isn’t new: Western powers demanding that African nations respect human rights, are increasingly getting out-bid and out-spent by the Chinese who come with a cheque book and a less demanding approach to how government’s treat their citizens.