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Lobbyist brings down climate fund

The UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) was forced to scrap its flagship Team Energy Africa initiative, days before its launch at COP27, after being embarrassed over the invo...


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Ukraine costs hit Whitehall aid budget

Former Aid Minister Andrew Mitchell to head the Development and Africa departments in London

The revelations that £4 billion (US$4.6bn) of Britain's £11bn development budget this year is likely to be spent within the country to house Ukrainian refugees, undersc...

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Governments pushed close to the edge

Africa's slowing growth heightens worries on food security, debt service costs, roaring inflation and climate finance

The global downturn will hit Africa's economies harder than any other region according to the latest forecast from the International Monetary Fund: average growth in Africa is set ...


Whitehall talks up its business aims

Liz Truss's government says its strategy will mean more trade and investment in Africa, but critics say there are fewer resources for the region

When she was Foreign Secretary a few months ago, Britain's new Prime Minister Liz Truss said her development strategy would pare back aid and promote business as a means to influen...


Interest rate pressures mount across region

Six African central banks hiked rates in September responding to faltering currencies and rising food and fuel prices

A concatenation of economic, financial and environmental pressures – ranging from the strengthening United States dollar, Moscow's invasion of Ukraine, slowing growth in Chin...


Geopolitical divides take centre stage at the UN

New policy statements on Africa from Washington and Brussels are being measured against sluggish actions on debt and climate policy

Russia's war on Ukraine dominated the best attended UN General Assembly for years – much to the detriment of progress on preparations for the COP27 climate summit and a more ...


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