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Rebel forces, market forces

Côte d'Ivoire's civil war may have boosted cocoa prices but it has also closed the processing plants

Alongside Côte d'Ivoire's horrific descent into civil war has been the almost equally devastating economic fall out and its effects on lives and jobs. Several major factories have ...

Bear markets

The rich world's recession hits Africa's prospects but reform goes slowly on

For many Africans, the new year confirms the most pessimistic forecasts of economic gloom. Nigerians face a 50 per cent increase in fuel prices, South Africans must cope with a cur...

Less debt, more growth

World Bank President Jim Wolfensohn, together with internationalist anti-debt campaigners, will get joint credit if the Bank and the international Monetary Fund's Heavily Indebted ...

Down with tariffs

The Union Economique et Monétaire Ouest-Africaine (UEMOA), the economic and monetary union of the eight West African states of the Franc Zone, is nine months away from a brave expe...

Counting the cost

Hopes that Africa would turn the economic corner have been dampened as the Asian and Russian crises hit growth prospects

Fending off a globalised recession is top of the agenda for world financial leaders gathering in Washington for the annual meeting of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund...

Crisis? What crisis?

Most of Africa’s 18 stock markets are well insulated from successive financial crises in East Asia, Russia and now, Brazil. Africa’s biggest worries are in its most open and most l...

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