54 states and infrastructure financing challenges in Africa Asmita Parshotam and Cyril Prinsloo examine the challenges African countries face in filling the infrastructure financing gap The rise of sustainable FDI: emerging trends in the SADC region Growing FDI inflows into Africa has led to countries re-examining their FDI policies to align them with the international trend toward sustainable FDI, Chelsea Markowitz and Azwimpheleli Langalanga write AGOA and the future of US–Africa trade relations Cyril Prinsloo argues that while AGOA has been a boon to many African economies, as the deadline nears South Africa and other countries in SSA should seriously consider their relationship with the US The South African Promotion of Investment Bill: a case of the tail wagging the dog Azwimpheleli Langalanga discusses the objectives of the PIB and how it fits into the whole FDI regulatory matrix Africa at a fork in the road: taking off or disappointment again? Ernesto Zedillo introduces an eBook he co-edited that illustrates some of the ambitious but necessary steps needed to unleash the tremendous potential of the African people towards the development of their nations Africa’s uncompetitive trade deals The trade agreements that African countries enter into are in many cases undermining their development, rather than boosting it, William Gumede argues Climate change, conflict and the sustainable development goals In those fragile states most in need of development progress SDG 16 is central to achieving immediate and future wellbeing, Alec Crawford asserts Rethinking risk in an integrated Africa Christopher Wood looks at the impact of major new regional integration efforts on the continent China in Africa Deepanshu Mohan and P Samuel Goweh analyse the regional trade patterns of ECOWAS and EAC with the Asian dragon The Tripartite: what to expect from Africa’s grand free trade area Matthias Bauer and Andreas Freytag say that it is essential for African leaders to push for more inter-African integration if African economies want to become less dependent from the rest of the world Modifying China-South Africa trade South Africa is struggling to cobble together a coherent long-term trade strategy to deal with China, William Gumede writes Creating a grand Africa-wide free trade area: overcoming challenges, taking opportunities William Gumede examines ambitious plans to create an Africa-wide free trade area One-sided relationship between Africa and China is increasingly irking Africans William Gumede asks whether China will make its relationship with the continent more equitable EU-Africa trade dispute: it’s sustainability, stupid Transcending rigid positions and embracing more sustainability-focused dialogues can open up new vistas for EU-Africa economic and development partnership, says Oladiran Bello De-fragmenting Africa Paul Brenton argues that what is needed is an approach that reforms policies that create non-tariff barriers; puts in place appropriate regulations that allow cross-border movement of services suppliers; delivers competitive regionally integrated services markets; and builds the institutions that are necessary to allow small producers and traders to access open regional markets Cape Verde - one country, ten destinations and three continents An excellent network of international integration, associated with a privileged geographical location, turns Cape Verde into a powerful investment platform or base to support West African investment, argues Júlio Martins Júnior Global economic competition and EU Millennium Development Policy Oladiran Bello argues that Europe's economic dominance over Africa is being challenged by emerging donors such as China The Lusophone triangle The 'Lusophone triangle is a reality that deserves your opinion, states Manuel Esteves de Albuquerque

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