With foes of globalization seeing their voices trumpeted by Brexit and Donald Trump's candidacy, the G20 needs to act as a counterweight that sounds a clear vision for a connected future.
Economic growth forecasts for Mozambique are being revised down. The country needs to safeguard economic stability by taking steps to break with the past.
To achieve its ambition of becoming a middle income country, Uganda must accelerate the movement of workers from agriculture and the informal sector into modern industries.
South Africa is at risk of being downgraded to junk status as its currency continues to depreciate. The situation is reminiscent of events in 1985 when the economy nearly collapsed.