AFRICA’S PRIORITIES AMIDST THE “TRADE WARS”

To properly appreciate the implications of unfolding international economic conflicts centred on the US it is necessary to start with correcting a misnomer: “trade wars.” This popular media term conceals more than it reveals; a more accurate but less...

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Should You Bother With Brexit?

Catherine Grant Makokera & Faith Tigere Pittet et al The British exit of the European Union (EU) is still ongoing, or rather still undecided. It is nearly three years since the referendum was held that resulted in the decision of...

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Business and the AfCFTA

To date, 52 African Union (AU) Member States have signed the Agreement Establishing the AfCFTA, and 19 have ratified the Agreement. The AfCFTA Agreement is a framework agreement, covering Trade in Goods and Services, Investment, Intellectual Property Rights and...

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Cyclone Idai leaves a trail of destruction in Mozambique as the country’s economy grapples with the mission billions of dollars

Mozambique has just been hit by cyclone Idai and more than a thousand people reportedly having lost their lives. President Filipe Nyusi recently indicated that the damage of Cyclone Idai is still to be quantified. These tragic events revealed...

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Searching for spots on the Kenyan black leopard: Reflecting on the country’s trade and investment climate

When there was a documented rare sighting of a black leopard, dubbed “Black Panther” in Laikipia, Kenya, in 2018, this was perceived by many as something of a wonder. The sighting of a black panther could also be read...

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Will Tito Mboweni’s tap dance around Eskom and the public wage bill save us from junk status?

Azwimpheleli Langalanga and Lesley Wentworth Setting up the Finance Minister Tito Mboweni's "Eskom Reconfiguration" narrative in yesterday's Budget Speech 2019, President Ramaphosa during his State of the Nation Address, announced a “clear and executable plan for electricity”. This effectively implied...

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