A Chinese corporation has moved into Georgia, planting a sprawling butterfly of concrete and plaster on the Caucasian steppes. Is this the future of Georgia? Sure, why not?
“Happy Anniversary!” – this was the slightly confusing greeting that filled the streets of Freetown on Wednesday. The Sierra Leonean capital was as hot, noisy and gridlocked as ever, but thousands of green, white and blue national flags fluttered above the dust-coated traffic jams, and the fierce rows among motorists and street peddlers somehow did not have the same edge as usual.