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Africa is an opportunity, not a problem

Africa is an opportunity, not a problem

Advocacy for a new vision of Africa-US relations Most African countries gained independence in the early 1960s and have struggled to find their place in an international system where the most significant rules of the...

Can carbon trading work in Africa?

Can carbon trading work in Africa?

Carbon emissions: room to grow There’s big potential for Africa to participate in international carbon markets given its ability to contribute to greenhouse gas mitigation Carbon emissions trading is a market-based...

Altered states

Altered states

Africa: the age of revolutions A broader view of history reveals Africans to have been decisive actors in shaping global changes, both inside and outside the continent One big difficulty historians of Africa face is...

A ‘country of the future’

A ‘country of the future’

Angola: local elections The MPLA government has promised decentralisation many times, but is afraid of losing power by Louise Redvers In April 2015 the Angolan capital Luanda hosted the inaugural “President José...

South Africa: policy failure

South Africa: policy failure

The South African economy has made great strides since 1994, when apartheid was replaced with a democratic system. One useful measure of this is the country’s FDI liabilities — FDI stock held by foreign companies in...