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Southern Africa: SADC's Trade Agenda At the EU-Africa Summit Featured

By Christopher Wood*

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, April 03, 2014 (The Trade Beat) --- Representatives of 54 African and 28 European States, including over 30 heads of state, will meet in Brussels on 2 and 3 April for the fourth EU-Africa Summit. The triennial meeting has a broad-ranging agenda under the title "Investing in People, Prosperity and Peace".

Read more... Thursday, 03 April 2014 16:50
 
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South Africa: The Way Forward for the Brics New Development Bank

By Christopher Wood

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, March 17, 2014 (GEGAfrica) -- 2013 was a difficult year for the five BRICS countries. China and Brazil faced slowing growth, South Africa and India were hit by currency instability, and concern over Russia's governance deepened (before recent events in the Ukraine pitched them into all-out crisis). As doubts have mounted, investors have increasingly turned back to traditional investment destinations like the United States and Europe, as well as to new formations like the MINTs (Mexico, India, Nigeria and Turkey).

Read more... Monday, 17 March 2014 11:09
 
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A U.S.-China Summit Diplomacy Rivalry

tarrosy_photoWith a new summit this year, the U.S. can begin to compete with China for influence in Africa.

By Istvan Tarrosy*

FLORIDA, March 10, 2014 (The Diplomat) -- To date, U.S. diplomacy has not extended to high-level summits to manage state-to-state relations with countries on the African continent. That is in stark contrast to the approach China has been taken, with its triennial Forum on China-African Cooperation (FOCAC). Now, however, the situation looks ready to change, as President Barack Obama prepares to host the leaders of 47 African countries at a landmark summit, the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, in Washington, D.C. on August 5 and 6 this year.

Read more... Monday, 10 March 2014 18:32
 
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Africa and Turkey: Opportunities to Exploit

ErastuMenBy H.E Erastus Mwencha*

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, March 10, 2014 (Africa Union/Buziness Africa) -- Africa and Turkey have developed a strategic partnership that creates a framework for cooperation at all levels. The First Turkey-Africa Summit was held in Istanbul in 2008 while the Second Summit will be organized in Africa, in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea in November, 2014. In the last ten years, trade between Turkey and Africa has grown from $4 billion to $20 billion.

Read more... Monday, 10 March 2014 18:15
 
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Russia Far East: Economic Opportunities for India

By Nandan Unnikrishnan and Uma Purushothaman

DELHI, February 10, 2014 (ORF) -- Cold”, “inhospitable”, “unfriendly” are the adjectives used to describe the Russian Far East. However, if the Indian government appropriately leverages Russia’s goodwill, the region could turn out to be a growth area for Indian business. Innovatively implemented, India’s ties with the Russian Far East could help cement Indo-Russian relations as well as bolster its ties with Central Asia and East Asia.

Read more... Monday, 10 February 2014 21:47
 
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Oil and Natural Gas Industry: Way Forward for Tanzania

By Dr. Antipas Massawe

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania, February 05, 2014 (African Executive) -- The call by the Tanzania Private Sector Foundation (TPSF) and other Tanzanian stakeholders that a special arrangement be put in place to enable Tanzanian individuals and groups to overcome the challenges arising from huge capital and costly risks experienced in the oil and natural gas exploration industry is timely.

Read more... Wednesday, 05 February 2014 21:41
 


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