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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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'America first' for Africa

The White House's Africa strategy is more Pentagon than State, but there is much continuity, albeit in stridently Trumpian language

When US National Security Advisor John Bolton set out what he called 'The Trump Administration's New Africa Strategy' on 13 December at The Heritage Foundation, the conservative th...


Struggling to keep pace

The high priests of world finance say African economies are falling short of the growth needed to keep up with surging populations

Although the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank maintain that Africa's economies will, on average, expand faster during 2018 than last year, both Washington DC institut...


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