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Migration clouds treaty hopes

Arguments about migration could scupper the successor to the Cotonou Agreement – the treaty governing relations between the European Union and 78 African, Caribbean and Pacific cou...


Sounding the alarms on debt

Governments see hopeful growth prospects at risk as lenders impose new strictures and borrowing costs rise

Threats of a rapid and unsustainable build-up of debt could disrupt the prospects for growth in many African economies,* according to the International Monetary Fund and World Bank...


Europe banks on Africa

The European Union is weighing up whether to create a new Africa-focused development bank, according to documents seen by Africa Confidential. The EU has been promising to increase...


Migration tests 'partnership'

Fast-changing expectations among developing countries and the EU will complicate the renegotiation of the Cotonou Agreement

The European Union begins talks later this year on a successor to the Cotonou Agreement, its partnership agreement with 78 African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) states signed in Cot...


AGOA hits Mitumba

Rwanda has found itself an unlikely victim of President Donald Trump's international trade war. In a 29 March letter to Congress, the US President announced plans to partly suspend...


Tax treaties 'made by the rich'

Poorer countries denounce the EU labelling some of them tax havens. Measures to curb taxation disputes are dismissed as 'prejudiced'

For some countries in Africa, being dubbed a 'tax haven' by Europeans is adding insult to injury. European Union finance ministers agreed a 'blacklist' and 'greylist' of tax havens...


Skeletons in the cupboard

A grand jury indictment of Och-Ziff lifts the lid on suspect deals between international financiers and investors in Africa

The latest probe into the United States hedge fund Och-Ziff's dealings in Africa has uncovered secret deals involving a company set up by the 'great and the good' of mining investm...


Two steps forward…

Earnings may increase but sluggish growth looms for the continent's big players and the danger of a debt crunch is increasing

Economies across Africa will grow haltingly, by about 3% on average in 2018 and 3.5% in 2019, according to the latest World Bank forecasts. And the International Monetary Fund warn...

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Refugee protest in Tel Aviv

Hundreds of asylum-seekers protested outside the Rwandan embassy in Tel Aviv on 22 January, drawing unwelcome attention to Israel's programme of deporting mainly Eritrean and Sudan...


Migrants rock the summit boat

The African-European summit was meant to be all about youth opportunity, but the migration crisis refused to move down the agenda

The official theme of the fifth European Union-African Union joint summit in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, which ended yesterday (30 November), was 'Investing in Youth'. Instead, footag...


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