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Wanted: Chinese journalists to participate in Africa reporting project

Wits Journalism’s China-Africa Reporting Project is offering reporting grants to Chinese journalists interested in unpacking the China-Africa relationship. The grants include funding and logistical support to visit Johannesburg and travel within sub-Saharan Africa to conduct research for an article or series of stories for publication or broadcast in China-based media. Continue Reading

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Development bank to top agenda as Brazil hosts sixth BRICs summit

The creation of a $50 billion development bank and $100 billion reserve fund is expected to top the agenda at the summit. According to Bloomberg, “the initiatives are born out of frustration with a lack of participation in global governance, particularly in the World Bank and International Monetary Fund.” However, Bloomberg also notes that the initiatives are still not enough to “revive the group’s waning clout.” Continue Reading