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‘Localisation, localisation, localisation’: Ramaphosa delivers a business-friendly Sona

The president’s focus is on fixing the economy — infrastructure build and local manufacturing are two priority areas

Africa can have an inclusive, cohesive and sustainable recovery from Covid

Four main measures — building the African Continental Free Trade Area, reducing macroeconomic vulnerability to debt, seizing digital economy opportunities and ensuring a just transition to a zero carbon economy — will enable this.

What the Biden presidency may mean for Africa

The new US administration has an interest and much expertise in Africa. But given the scale of the priorities the administration faces, Africa must not expect to feature too prominently

Debt forgiveness will top the African agenda in 2021

After being praised for their handling of the pandemic, African countries must now confront the economic fallout – even as they grapple with existing political and security challenges

Ramaphosa: We want investment pledges to translate into new jobs

To move out of South Africa’s economic funk, Ramaphosa is prioritising the materialisation of pledges made at the previous investment conferences.

No mention of Africa when it comes to US foreign policy

During pre-election debates in the United States, very little has been said on how they view one of the world’s largest markets — which, in turn, is determined to come into its own

How Africa can curb illicit financial flows to strengthen economies post Covid-19

The AfCFTA is set to be implemented at the same time as the globe tackles post-Covid-19 recovery. Deeping continental integration can help to boost economies, particularly if stemming illicit financial flows is prioritised

Africa can build back better after Covid-19

The continent’s interconnectedness is what will be its catalyst for recovery

A new continental free trade agreement is here: But what about the regional economic communities?

The agreement could go beyond economics towards the political unification of Africa

Cyril’s industrial reboot will not drive economy to success

The president disclosed a development U-turn but the Special Economic Zones and China’s carbon intensive interests are likely to prevail

Many Africa ‘experts’ still don’t get the need for African voices and perspectives

Thirteen years after Binyavanga Wainaina’s satirical essay, many 'experts' on Africa continue to fail to comprehend the need for African voices

Africa is weak and vulnerable — but not powerless

Only by working together can the Africa make its voice heard on the international stage

Africans must wake up and act

Only by working together will the countries of the continent make their voices heard on the international stage

As Kagame steps down, Egypt takes helm at African Union

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi will officially take over the post of head of the AU which rotates between the five regions of the continent

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