Africa’s game to lose

Western nations and their institutions continue to caution African countries to be wary of the ‘fire’, the Dragon from the East, China, carries in its ‘belly of promises’ but is that really the case or it is their fear...

Samir Amin on China

Reflecting on the current crisis in the capitalist system, *Samir Amin wonders whether China would be tempted to try to cure the system. China’s reforms as of the year 1978 started with the opening of its internal system of...

Samir Amin, the man, the mind

Samir Amin’s passing has justifiably elicited an extraordinarily wide range of merited tribute. African Agenda brings to its readers edited excerpts of some of these reflections on the life, commitments and key ideas of this revolutionary thinker. Horace G...

First families of Zambia and China

Africa’s new debt crisis

Unlike previous debt crises, this time the creditors are mostly commercial entities or state financial organizations, observes *Cate Reid. Debt levels are rising dangerously – reaching 45.9% of GDP in sub-Saharan Africa in 2017, nudging the 50% ceiling recommend-ed...

The African Continental Free Trade Area: Facts and Figures

CFTA milestone timeline June 2015: Negotiations launched February 2016: First negotiating forum held May 2016: Adoption of 12 negotiating guiding principles February 2017: First meeting of the 7 technical working groups July 2017: Agreement to liberalize 90% of products...