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The money-sharing puzzle

The Fund prepares to hand out huge sums to its members, but an outdated formula means it may fail to kick-start economies

United States Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen stalled a G20 plan for the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to issue hundreds of millions of dollars in Special Drawing Rights (SDR),...


Far from obvious

A year after promising to be Africa's 'partner of choice', the UK is offering little beyond more of the same

In ordinary times, January's UK-Africa investment summit – the second such event ever and the first international investment event Britain has hosted since leaving the Europe...


A question of control

The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention and its director, John Nkengasong, are in a turf war after winning praise for their leadership combatting the pandemic through...


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Lisbon looks south

As President of the European Council this year, Portugal is prioritising commercial and security ties with Africa

João Gomes Cravinho, Portugal's defence minister, wants to strengthen political dialogue between the European Union and African decision-makers. Most European countries have milit...

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Governments face a multi-speed rebound

Hit by capital flight and an investment drought, the continent's more diversified economies will bounce back faster from the pandemic

Struggling with the first continent-wide recession for 25 years, Africa's economies will barely keep pace on average with the tempo of the global growth recovery this year as the i...


A scramble for vaccines

Despite pious pledges of equal access to the shots, Africa is losing out. Fixing that will take more cooperation and bold policy

While the outgoing chair of the African Union, South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa, was able to make a triumphant announcement on 13 January that the AU had 'secured' 230 mill...


Out of the shadows 

Although he wrote only two novels specifically on Africa, David Cornwell, pen name John Le Carré, who died on 12 December, was a colleague of and friend to many of those in ...


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