Economic Commission for Africa
Into the Blue

Into the Blue

Namibia’s plans for seabed mining demonstrate some of the opportunities and challenges involved in unlocking the ocean economy Hailed by the African Union (AU) as the “new frontier of African renaissance”, the idea of...

Imagining and forgetting

Imagining and forgetting

The AU’s glossy new headquarters conceals the site’s notorious past as an execution chamber and burial ground for dissidents, vagrants and criminals The concrete skeleton of the new African Union (AU) headquarters...

Attracting capital

Attracting capital

  African states and multinational corporations must trust each other in order to stop illicit financial outflows, and spur growth and development Mistrust between business and government is an abiding constraint...