Friday, 30 August 2013

 

AGOA: An Opportunity to Define Africa Legacy PDF Print Email
Friday, 30 August 2013 11:15 Diplomacy

AGOA: An Opportunity to Define Africa Legacy

Logo-AgoaBy Carlos Lopes and Kamal Dervis*

WASHINGTON, August, 30, 2013 (Buziness Africa) -- Everyone stands to gain if Africa can sustain and accelerate its progress in tackling poverty and finding jobs for its growing young population. The Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) rarely makes headlines in the United States. But the frequency with which it was raised during President Barack Obama’s recent trip to Africa underlines how important the legislation is seen on the continent both as a driver of progress and as a symbol of the US’s relations with it.


 

West Cold-Shoulders Rebuilding Southern Africa PDF Print Email
Friday, 30 August 2013 08:53 Investment

West Cold-Shoulders Rebuilding Southern Africa

KinshashaBy John Fraser and Collins Mtika

LILONGWE/JOHANNESBURG, August 30, 2013 (IPS) -- The Southern African Development Community has had to revisit its plans to raise funding for its ambitious regional development plan in the wake of a cold-shoulder from western nations and multilateral finance institutions.


 

 

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