Cairo-to-Cape Town Free Trade Zone: How free is Africa’s trade?

What is truly free in a 'free trade zone', if some African countries are still trading in foreign currencies we have no control over?

Cairo-to-Cape Town Free Trade Zone: How free is Africa’s trade?

The Cairo-to-Cape Town Free Trade Zone is been touted by a couple of leading Western media, as a bigger free trade area, by population, than the European Union or NAFTA. But, what is really free in a ‘free trade agreement’, if Africans are still trading in foreign currencies we have no control over?

Africa in their words – A Study of Chinese Traders in South Africa, Lesotho, Botswana, Zambia and Angola

This study is perhaps the first to investigate and compare the perceptions of Chinese traders in a systematic way, across several African countries.

Africa in their words – A Study of Chinese Traders in South Africa, Lesotho, Botswana, Zambia and Angola

The ‘China in Africa’ story brims with ambivalence and ambiguity. Nowhere is this more evident than on the African street. The influx of Chinese products and the proliferation of small Chinese enterprises are affecting ways of life in African towns and cities, but exactly how and to what extent is hotly contested.

African MP’s call for better business environment

African leaders have called for a continental free trade area by 2017 to boost trade within the continent.

African MP’s call for better business environment

Over 100 Members of Parliament from 40 African countries have agreed to step up efforts to improve the business environment on the continent by reviewing legislation linked to governance, trade barriers, and regional infrastructure in a bid to strengthen sustainable private sector development.