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'For African countries, innovation must trump our focus on trade'

'For African countries, innovation must trump our focus...

Africa is overwhelmingly the poorest region in the world. In 2015, after more than a decade of the “Africa Rising” narrative, the region’s GDP was around $1.6 trillion, barely 2% of global GDP. The same year, Africa (including...

15 March 2017 | Efosa Ojomo
'Moves to push for new US-Africa trade policy'

'Moves to push for new US-Africa trade policy'

The President of US-Africa Business Centre at the US Chamber of Commerce, Mr Scott Eisner, has expressed the resolve of the chamber to make Africa the frontline of President Donald Trump’s administration in terms of trade...

14 March 2017 | MACLEAN KWOFI
'Meet the woman considered an architect of AGOA'

'Meet the woman considered an architect of AGOA'

The hard-won African Growth and Opportunity Act allows duty-free exports to the U.S. from eligible African countries, and it remains a controversial trade agreement, but it has changed the conversation about U.S.-Africa trade,...

11 March 2017
'Open Letter to African Economic and Trade Ministers: There’s a Trump in your future, like it or not'

'Open Letter to African Economic and Trade Ministers:...

Given the new sheriff in town in Washington, and his strong ideas about trade, J. Brooks Spector believes it is the right time for African nations to come together to define their agenda on trade issues with America – before the Trump...

09 March 2017 | J Brooks Spector
East Africa: 'Plan to ban used clothes, shoes puts AGOA gains at risk'

East Africa: 'Plan to ban used clothes, shoes puts AGOA...

East Africa's eligibility to retain duty-free access to markets in the United States under the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (Agoa) is at risk following concerns raised by Washington about the bloc's decision to phase out the...

08 March 2017 | Christabel Ligami
Future of AGOA 'uncertain in Trump era'

Future of AGOA 'uncertain in Trump era'

What will trade with Africa look like under a Trump presidency? African leaders are concerned that the African Growth and Opportunity Act, or AGOA, will be on the chopping block under Trump and that the continent itself will not be a...

04 March 2017 | David Love