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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 ...


An uncivil union

The EU and the AU are pressing ahead with plans for a 'strategic partnership' but the rhetoric masks serious disagreements

Closer agreement on development assistance and its goals between the European Union and Africa was one of the first foreign policy initiatives to come out of President Ursula von d...


Too low, says Mo

African governance is in decline and Covid-19 is likely to make it worse, according to The Mo Ibrahim Foundation's 2020 Index of African Governance published on 17 November.* The '...

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Pandemics stunt your growth

Africa may have dodged a bullet on the Covid-19 health front but most of the economies are in intensive care

One year after the International Monetary Fund predicted that sub-Saharan Africa's economies could expand on average by over 3% this year, the economic outlook is far worse. At las...


Paths out of the pandemic

Dire predictions of the toll in Africa from Covid-19 were overblown but disinformation is threatening public health initiatives

Back in March, it was the lull before the storm, with predictions of three million deaths from Covid-19 in Africa. Thankfully, the storm never came. Today, it is the lull before wh...


Time to re-open

Africa’s lockdown era is nearing the end as policy-makers focus on how to live with Covid-19 rather than defeat it

The shadow-boxing over Covid-19 in Africa appears to be over. While retaining measures to protect public health wherever possible, the priority is now shifting to opening up econom...


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