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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

Another new dawn for South Africa

The country is missing a viable social policy

Democracy is key to economic success

Research shows that authoritarian states are unlikely to deliver the growth needed for economic viability

The old ways have not worked for us

Africa needs to find new strategies to achieve ‘economic freedom’ and  ‘decolonisation’.

Only competition will produce growth and industry needs a conducive environment

To be competitive, industries need reliable energy, affordable and productive labour and protection against unfair foreign trade policies.

Africa’s economic slowdown an opportunity for reform

Opportunities for investment, growth and poverty reduction hinge on Infrastructure development, education and skills development and agriculture.

Youth hold key to beating poverty

A $4-billion fund to create 25-million jobs is one initiative to uplift Africa’s people, the young in particular.

Sub-Saharan Africa’s marginalisation an ‘opportunity’

The continent is poised to flourish – if leaders ensure the rule of law and improve services.

Africa Rising or Africa Uprising?

Africa's economy was the centre of debate among major business executives at the Bloomberg African Business Media Innovators conference.

Africa’s throwing away dollars it can’t afford in currency rout

Africa is battling the global currency markets with one hand tied behind its back.

Africans negotiate ‘one trade regime’ for common market

Officials of three African economic blocs held talks on a "one trade regime" that would forge a common market spanning the continent.

‘African Davos’ to focus on continent’s upbeat economic future

Africa is at the centre of many corporate growth strategies and its economy has grown nearly three percentage points faster than global GDP.

Africa seeks super banker to manage new economic frontier

Eight candidates are vying to become the next head of the strategic African Development Bank as the continent undergoes an economic transformation.

China does not support rogue African states, it creates them – report

Africa can expect to witness more incidences of state-sponsored domestic violence, as Chinese aid increases, a new study shows.

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