For real integration to happen, the Pan African Parliament needs to be imbued with supranational law-making powers. But national sovereignty is something that many states are reluctant to give up.
It was going pretty well until 2017 began.
Currency first hit the scene thousands of years ago. An anthropologist explains the early origins and uses of money – and how archaeological finds fill in our picture of the past.
Politicians in Europe, the US and the UK have blamed steel industry woes on artificially cheap imports.
With the UK government in disarray, the type of Brexit that Britain faces is again open to question.
The Southern African Development Community (SADC) roadmap towards greater regional trade integration and development is a good start but lacks detail.
Uganda needs to boost manufacturing and exports to realise the ambitions listed in its social and economic development plan.
The side effects of globalisation that have led to our current populist politics will not be successfully addressed by old-style industry policy.
New Zealand is currently pushing to certify and protect Manuka honey. Should Australia follow suit with King Island Beef?
European leaders are still trying to decipher Trump’s thinking on NATO, Europe and many other issues.
Surveys show Trump's election is damaging America's reputation abroad, which research suggests could deal a sharp blow to US trade.
The Trump administration's new deal with China, which won't benefit many workers, shows the pitfalls of pursuing bilateral agreements at the expense of multilateral ones like NAFTA.
Oxfam’s efforts to find solutions to the world's inequalities are welcome but its wrongful use of “human economy” and repackaging it as a concept from high up might do more harm than good.
Can the U.S. recover its once positive image among Mexicans? Trade, immigration and cultural ties stand to suffer.
Smaller companies are failing to move quickly into overseas sales. It may be time for government to put its money where its mouth is.
The need to connect African markets to aid development will once again be discussed at the World Economic Forum. The debate needs to move beyond the usual rhetoric.
A flurry of policy reversals in recent weeks suggests Trump has changed his tune from his populist campaign promises. Has he?
China is now the world's second-largest international investor. Should the US and Europe be scared?
The importance of speaking other languages in a post-Brexit world.
Nothing less than the fate of the global economy lies in the balance as the two strong-willed leaders sit down for their first one-on-one meeting.