Reforesting the Earth, China’s deepening links in Africa and other top stories this week

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An important distinction needs to be made between tree cover and forest cover. Image: REUTERS/Ina Fassbender

Adrian Monck
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The Earth is being reforested. It may not be all good news.
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China in Africa. Infrastructure is just one part of deeper links.
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McKinsey & Company, Dance of the lions and dragons. How are Africa and China engaging, and how will the partnership evolve?

The restoration economy. Helping nature absorb carbon and create jobs.

Real Madrid’s new jersey is garbage. In a good way.

The risks of borrowing abroad. What 3 national crises have in common.

When 2.3 million people flee. A growing refugee crisis in South America.

Buy and sell energy via blockchain. It’s happening in Bangkok.

Pessimism is under-rated. Time for a new view of progress.

Small farmers, trading & borrowing globally. The 4IR in agriculture.

Urban areas of over 60 million. Can Asian cities handle the growth?

A tsunami of data—and automation. 7 forces about to change your work.

The shocking inspiration for modern business management: slavery.

Monopsony may be reducing your salary. When too few companies dominate labour markets.

The future of skills. Employment in 2030.

Globalisation in 900 BC. Trade patterns of the Iron Age.

Can ASEAN turn geostrategic disruption into opportunity? An op-ed by two Forum leads. (Project Syndicate)

Women still rare in world parliaments. Cites Gender Gap Index. (U.S. News & World Report)

Pakistanis criticise all-male advisory panel. References Forum head of Education, Gender and Work. (Indian Express)

Ethiopia aims to become a giant in AI. Cites Forum research. (Africa News)

A new Israeli-Palestinian hi-tech hub. Project to be presented at Davos. (YNet)

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