An American “Reset” for Africa? | China: Open the “Backdoor”? August 7, 2014 In Focus: Africa An American “Reset” for Africa? Africa no longer needs the US as a benefactor. It wants a relationship based on mutual interests, says Ellis Mnyandu. 9 Facts on Africa’s Middle Class For all the recent hype, inequality and joblessness stifle the dynamic growth of Africa’s middle class. 8 Key Facts About Africa Africa has one of the youngest and fastest-growing consumer markets in the world. Global Bite Just How Deeply Ingrained is Corruption in China? China’s anti-corruption fight requires another Cultural Revolution, says Ken Courtis. Independent Scotland: Another Small EU Country? Although quite a few other EU countries are even smaller than Scotland, smallness isn’t a virtue in itself. In Case You Missed It What Should Scare Us Most About Ebola? How wars and climate change affect the health of all the world’s people, explains Laurie Garrett. Ebola: An Opportunity for Public Diplomacy The Ebola virus is proof that foreign policy is not “foreign,” says Tara Sonenshine. Can Africa Maintain its Economic Growth? Smart Industrialization for Africa’s Economic Transformation, explains Arancha González.