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Corporate control of seeds hurts Africa
Corporate control of seeds hurts Africa
Africa’s agriculture, along with its millions of smallholder farmers, is up for sale — to the highest bidders. These bidders have taken...
​Boris Johnson and the threat to British soft power
​Boris Johnson and the threat to British soft power
The likely successor to British Prime Minister Theresa May, Boris Johnson, has plans to subsume the government department overseeing development aid into the foreign office, effectively eliminating it. That will destroy a post-Brexit United Kingdom's last chance to maintain any...
Trump’s ‘art of the deal’ costs US exporters and consumers
Trump’s ‘art of the deal’ costs US exporters and consumers
Not content with its trade war against China, United States President Donald Trump’s administration has also opened bilateral trade negotiations...
Ready or not? Britain's 'no deal' planning
Ready or not? Britain's 'no deal' planning
If Britain's political system fails to break its Brexit logjam, the country is faced with the prospect of crashing out of the European Union on...
UK minister breaks ranks with no-deal Brexit warning
UK minister breaks ranks with no-deal Brexit warning
Britain's business minister on Thursday warned that the prospect of crashing out of the European Union without an agreement would be "disastrous"...
Identity politics is about our quest for recognition
Identity politics is about our quest for recognition
Author Francis Fukuyama writes that the rapid changes in the political and economic landscape have seen people around the world losing their...
Trade war: Signs of progress in US-China talks
Trade war: Signs of progress in US-China talks
Though markets are on edge and the arrest of a top Chinese executive threatened to spark a crisis, there are signs the US-China trade war can be...
SADC trade deal with EU criticised for not promoting regional economic development
SADC trade deal with EU criticised for not promoting regional economic development
The Southern African Development Community (SADC) has received much negative press domestically since its establishment in 1992.
Why Nigeria had good reasons to delay signing Africa’s free trade deal
Why Nigeria had good reasons to delay signing Africa’s free trade deal
Much has been made of the embarrassing withdrawal by Nigeria from signing the African Continental Free Trade Agreement earlier this year having initially made the...
US-led trade war a threat to multilateralism — Davies
US-led trade war a threat to multilateralism — Davies
The BRICS bloc — Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa — is concerned about the trade war which the Trump administration has...
EU's Juncker in last-ditch bid to end Trump trade war
EU's Juncker in last-ditch bid to end Trump trade war
European Commission (EU) head Jean-Claude Juncker heads to Washington on Wednesday in a last-ditch effort by Europe to cool nerves and find an...

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