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Revenues and resources are the key

Governments will have to raise far more revenue and staunch capital flight if they are to boost growth and investment this year

Africa will be thrown back on its own resources and internal revenue-raising capacity, at least for the short term, as the economies of major trading partners in Asia and Europe sl...

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African spring, economic winter

Fresh from signal victories in Khartoum and Algiers, youthful mass movements are demanding jobs, opportunities and accountability as financial uncertainty grows

Two developments in the past year will be of seismic importance in 2020: the revolutionary movements in Algeria and Sudan and the start of the African Continental Free Trade Agreem...

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Seeking special status

The Von der Leyen trip to Addis is intended to signal the opening of a new chapter in EU relations with Africa

The consensus in Brussels is that Ursula von der Leyen's European Commission is likely to prioritise EU-Africa relations far more than her predecessors. On 6 December, the new Comm...


Brexit and a trade pipe-dream

Whatever happens in Britain's general election, the uncertainty over its trade policy, including ties with Africa, will continue next year

A win for the Conservatives in the election on 12 December would mean Britain's formal exit from the European Union early next year. That would be followed by years of trade negoti...

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Up against the slowdown

As growth ebbs in 90% of the world’s economies, Africa is trying to swim against the tide

The annual meeting of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank between 14 and 20 October in Washington DC was one of the gloomiest for decades, with economists competing to o...


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...


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