July 30, 2018

Africa Update: Chinese investors plan $10bn metallurgical complex for SA

JOHANNESBURG, July 27 (Reuters) – Chinese investors signed agreements to build a $10 billion metallurgical complex in South Africa during President Xi Jinping’s state visit this […]
April 3, 2018

Africa Update: On the African Continental Free Trade Agreement

The big economic news over the last month was Nigeria’s refusal to sign up to the agreement establishing the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). The […]
March 26, 2018

Article Update: On free trade: three stories

Permit me to tell you three stories. During the Napoleonic wars, it became very difficult for the British to import grain from Europe. This led to […]
March 16, 2018

Africa Update: Visa launches first Visa’s Everywhere initiative in sub-Sahara Africa

Today, Visa announced that its Visa’s Everywhere Initiative, a global innovation program that tasks start-ups to solve commerce challenges of tomorrow and further enhance their own […]