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Africa’s Dilemma: Clean or Dirty Economic Growth?

Africa’s Dilemma: Clean or Dirty Economic Growth?

ByByNana Fredua AgyemanJanuary 19, 20225 min read

In November, the world watched as leaders gathered at COP26 in Glasgow to discuss climate change. A popular theme throughout the conference was that of green growth in Africa.…

Africa’s Long History of Open Trade and Markets

Africa’s Long History of Open Trade and Markets

ByByLipton MatthewsDecember 9, 20216 min read

Market reforms in Africa can be thwarted because of propaganda asserting that markets are a Western import. Notwithstanding the currency of this belief, it is patently absurd. Markets flourished…

Localisation Will Further Damage South Africa’s Weak Economy

Localisation Will Further Damage South Africa’s Weak Economy

ByByChris HattinghDecember 6, 20216 min read

The SA economy is mired in a low-growth cycle. The 2021 medium-term budget policy statement delivered by finance minister Enoch Godongwana indicated a growth forecast of 1.8% for 2022…

Africa’s New Trade Deal Can Revolutionise the Continent’s Food Industry

Africa’s New Trade Deal Can Revolutionise the Continent’s Food Industry

ByByLanre-Peter ElufisanNovember 22, 20215 min read

Much has been written about the potential economic benefits of the new African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). However, few people have asked: how will the new trade deal…

Africa’s Path To Greater Economic Freedom

Africa’s Path To Greater Economic Freedom

ByByNana Fredua AgyemanOctober 27, 20215 min read

Without economic freedom, economic development is unlikely. Whether you are starting a new business, claiming ownership of a piece of land, not being a victim of corruption, or paying…