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New names, same games

The new European Commission fails to match the hype about a relaunch of EU-Africa relations

Jean-Claude Juncker waited until his final State of the Union speech in September 2018 to show any interest in EU-Africa relations, surprising many with the offer of a 'partnership...


Backhander back at you

Frustrated by their inability to prosecute the foreign recipients of bribes as well as those that pay them, United States lawmakers are seeking to plug the gap. A bill introduced i...


The Crown Prince’s power play

From Benghazi to Assab and Khartoum, the UAE’s strongman has emerged as a key player in regional conflicts

The world has woken up to the dynamic and ruthless Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the United Arab Emirates Armed Forces, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al Nahaya...


AGOA no go

The days of the African Growth and Opportunity Act, which has granted tariff-free access for 6,500 products to the United States from 39 African countries since 2000, may be number...


EU-ACP ties in question

A joint ministerial council on 23-24 May had been earmarked as the moment for formally concluding the successor to the Cotonou Agreement, governing the next 20 years of relations b...


Slowing down but borrowing more

International financial institutions are downgrading their growth prospects for the continent

As the International Monetary Fund and World Bank held their spring meetings in Washington DC last month, economists with both institutions presented an Africa growth picture which...

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Move over darling

The UK's Conservative government is taking a leaf out of France's book by promoting the English language in sub-Saharan Africa, including those countries normally considered exclus...


Glitches in the growth

A pan-African market will boost the region but governments are lagging behind on policies to create jobs and diversify the economies

When African Union leaders meet in Addis Ababa to ratify the continent's free trade area on 9-10 February, it will be against a backdrop of gloomy forecasts about global economic t...

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Africa in 2019: The youngest continent fights back

Shakier economies and an accelerating youth revolt dominate our second special issue on the year ahead

There are clear parallels between the wave of protests demanding radical change across Africa this month with the early days of the North African revolt in 2011, known as the Arab ...

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Disputes, disruptions and a new diplomatic order

In the first of two special issues our correspondents look at the most critical political and economic developments in the year ahead

Campaigners, politicians and plotters have started the year with a flurry of activity: protests about electoral shenanigans in Congo-Kinshasa; demonstrations demanding the exit of ...

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