At a time when the global trade regime is under attack, the African Union (AU) is celebrating the establishment of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), which came into effect on 30 May. After being ratified by the required minimum 22 nations, all the member states of the AU are now legally bound to allow African goods to be traded without restraint throughout the continent.
The President of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has called on the mining industry to build a prosperous Africa. Mining executives warn that operating in the sector is not as profitable as politicians often think. How can a profitable mining industry that uplifts African societies be achieved?
Botswana has been one of the fastest growing economies in the world since a turn of the century slump, being praised by the African Development Bank for sustaining one of the largest economic booms. As the country looks to diversify its economy from its mineral focus President Mokgweetsi Eric Keabetswe Masisi lays out what his government is doing to ensure investors are welcomed to the country.