Public debt is on the rise in Africa as global investors seek returns. See the full post from Quartz. Here is just one interesting fact from the post: During the last year, Zambia has been able to borrow at a lower cost than Spain.
The forthcoming book Failed States: Realities, Risks, and Responses now has its own Facebook page. I am also excited to let you know that the book will be available during the first week of October!
If you haven’t noticed it already on the Blogroll, check out the Fragile States Resource Center. (Oh, by the way, that blog has just posted my review of the excellent book State Death by Tanisha Fazal.)