The continent can’t work out whether to shake hands with the sector, or shake its fist. Warm welcomes from Ghana, South Africa and Ethiopia contrast with the aggressive resource nationalism of Tanzania. A nasty slowdown there would bolster the open-door approach.
Raul Castro's coming handover of Cuba's presidency is an effort to prolong beyond his own life span the communist revolution he built with late brother Fidel. Trying to modernize could also destroy it, though. And with neighbor Venezuela getting less able to provide cheap oil, economic reform can't wait.