Companies are moving their production back to developed countries. This is jeopardising the decades-long progress in global poverty reduction.
Relying on donor funding means that the funder ultimately determines the health priorities. This is one reason why many programmes in Africa focus on a single disease such as HIV.
South African president Cyril Ramaphosa addressing the G20 recently.
While South Africa should pay careful attention to all its existing trade and economic relations, particular attention should go to its intra-African economic relations.
African policymakers should strenuously safeguard their right to choose from the widest possible range of technology options that suit their countries’ development needs.
Africa has tried for decades to develop robust intra-regional trade. Free trade agreement is the most recent effort
Now that African countries have signed up for the continental free trade agreement, they must complete the institutional loop by jumpstarting the creation of the African Monetary Fund.
African leaders meet in Kigali to sign the continent’s free trade agreement.
Continental free trade area’s potential impact includes boosting intra-Africa trade, manufacturing exports, job creation and poverty alleviation.