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The great growth divide

With its biggest economies in the doldrums, the continent's fortunes will improve only slowly, say international financial institutions

The sharp division that has opened between Africa's mega-economies, such as Nigeria, South Africa and Egypt, and the much smaller but more dynamic ones, such as Côte d'Ivoire, Ethi...


Germany's turn to Africa

Merkel's government is putting Africa high on its agenda of actions to be taken during its G-20 presidency

Few would have expected Africa to be the focus of Chancellor Angela Merkel's leadership of the Group of Twenty, whose presidency rotates annually. Nevertheless, she will host a 'Hi...


Spinning Africa in Europe

AC follows its report on lobbyists in Washington with a survey of 'reputation managers' active in London and Brussels

Located within walking distance of the European Union institutions, Rue Belliard is the Brussels equivalent of Washington DC's K Street and the centre of the lobbying industry in E...


Finding Africa on K Street

AC surveys some of the African governments spending big on political lobbyists to polish their images in Washington DC

The cost of political lobbying by American consultants on behalf of African governments and politicians is a tiny proportion of the billions of dollars spent by corporations, gover...


Desperation and inspiration

With the United Kingdom's divorce from the European Union now under way, government and business have launched a charm offensive in a bid to strengthen trade partnerships with othe...


Plan Bibi for AU

Israel's latest African charm offensive will peak with an Israel-Africa summit on security and development in Lomé, Togo, in October. The organisers hope to have 25 sub-Saharan gov...


Calling Trumpsville

Washington's radical changes in policy and alignments are starting to hit African governments and economies

Until the outgoing Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, told the organisation's summit in Addis Ababa on 30 January that the United States' travel b...

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Global shocks, local differences

Smaller countries outpace giants such as Nigeria and South Africa but progress on regional integration and industrialisation is lacking

Economic conditions in Africa this year might best be symbolised by the new railway boom, over a century after the failure of a colonial plan for a route between Cairo and Cape Tow...

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