Bleak houses: Families struggle to foot France's soaring energy bills
One in four French people said they are struggling this year to pay their gas or electricity bills, as prices surge due in part to low gas stocks and a jump in demand post-lockdown
Poor countries' debt rose 12% to record $860 bln in 2020- World Bank
Half of the world's poorest countries are in external debt distress or at high risk of it according to World Bank President David Malpass
OPINION: What is the future of Guinea’s mining sector after the coup?
Will Guineans finally benefit from the country’s mineral wealth or will they continue to pay the price for its exploitation?
Why are power outages paralyzing Lebanon?
Lebanon's power outages are leading to water shortages, rotten food, and an imminent "humanitarian catastrophe." How did it get so bad?
Lebanon's crisis pushes mental health services to the limit
An economic collapse, COVID-19 and a huge explosion in Beirut have taken a heavy toll on mental health in Lebanon, where support services are battling to cope
Moderna plans African vaccine plant as drugmakers urged to help poorest
Moderna's move to open the plant comes amid debate over waiving intellectual property rights for COVID-19 vaccines to help end the pandemic and give more developing countries access to shots
Pandora Papers: How the powerful hide wealth offshore
The 'Pandora Papers' documents allegedly tie hundreds of politicians and officials to opaque offshore accounts and tax havens. What can be done about a system that - though legal - deprives governments of billions in lost revenue?
Pandora Papers: Document dump allegedly links world leaders to secret wealth
Massive data dump reveals the secret riches of world leaders and power players, says investigative journalism network
'We live day to day': Almost half of Argentines in shadow of poverty
The poverty rate is 42% in Argentina, a country with rich natural resources from cattle to natural gas, but plagued by inflation, economic mismanagement and debt crises
UK food banks 'prepare for the worst' as COVID-19 aid comes to an end
Food aid groups in Britain worry about meeting demand as millions face losing emergency pandemic support