Africa: Robot Imports Threaten Jobs

We tend to think of automation-caused job loss to be a first world problem, but as the smart machines get cheaper, they are appearing in poor countries as well. Places like Africa, with its host of difficulties, do not have the resources to cope with worsening unemployment and angry residents. Results may range from social disruption […]

Niger Is a Transit Point for Thousands of Africans Headed North

When we see news of the African invasion of Europe, what’s generally presented is the situation on the Mediterranean of rickety boats jammed with young men determined to reach the free stuff of the First World. What’s even more alarming is how far they travel over dangerous desert terrain to demand life in Europe.

The BBC […]