The young guard invades the corridors of power
As their long-standing allies enter their dotage, African heads of state are turning to a new generation of highly qualified pretenders who are colonising the presidential palaces and forging their own networks. An exposé of the inner circles of tomorrow. [...]
North Africans in France's Islamic Banking?
Change is sweeping the tiny world of Islamic finance in France. With finance minister Christine Lagarde determined to turn Paris into a world-class financial center, financiers, legal experts and clerics are taking a close look at Islamic finance, a sector [. [...]