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Guinea Bissau

Dr Carlos Lopes

Date of Birth: 7 March 1960
Place of Birth: Canchungo, Guinea Bissau


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Revenues and resources are the key

It will take two to three years to see an appreciable difference in trade patterns and growth according to Carlos Lopes former executive secretary of the UN's Economic Commission for Africa and an advisor to and negotiator for the AU on the new free trade zone...

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Over the rainbow

Carlos Lopes one of Africa's leading development economists and a chief advisor to and negotiator for the African Union said that South Africa –like Nigeria Angola and Algeria – has a tough few years ahead of it...


New names, same games

The ACP-EU relationship remains an ongoing source of conflict and there is frustration on both sides: from the African Union led by the AU's chief negotiator on post-Cotonou Carlos Lopes that the EU prefers to negotiate with an organisation that is essentially a supplicant with few ambitions beyond receiving aid; and from Brussels that African countries do not yet speak with a united voice and are not in the Commission's eyes a reliable partner on trade...


Glitches in the growth

Carlos Lopes the former Executive Secretary of the UN's Economic Commission for Africa who now leads the AU policy team negotiating with the EU argues that as China's investments in Africa barely exceed 5% of its global investment portfolio it has no need or interest in downgrading its Africa operations...

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Who speaks for Africa?

The AU heads of state then upped the ante at their summit in Noakchott Mauritania in July by appointing Carlos Lopes the distinguished Bissau-Guinean economist and former head of the UN's Economic Commission on Africa as high representative for the talks...


UK vote stalls trade talks

The former Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa Carlos Lopes argues that the most significant impact for Africa of a 'hard Brexit' would be felt if the UK's financial services sector lost its place as Europe's financial hub...


A new deal in the East

Under Carlos Lopes the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa in Addis Ababa Ethiopia has been advocating an interventionist developmental state pursuing a 'smart protection' industrialisation policy (AC Vol 56 No 15 Goalfest in Addis)...


Goalfest in Addis

‘This is an African problem with a global solution ' said the Executive Secretary of the UN Economic Commission for Africa Carlos Lopes...


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