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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 the...

China in Africa: Chinese FDI

China in Africa: Chinese FDI

China likes to position its engagement with Africa as that of one developing region assisting another. However, Beijing sometimes claims that it is “just another market player” on the continent — often as a retort to...

Reducing aid, upping trade

Reducing aid, upping trade

Asian investment into Africa totals billions, but the continent needs to focus less on commodities to keep the cash coming As Africa reduces its reliance on aid as its traditional source of finance, it positions itself...

SA puts Africa last

SA puts Africa last

South African President Jacob Zuma and President Omar al-Bashir of Sudan at the AU Summit, June 2015 © Wikimedia Commons African leaders are increasingly sceptical about South Africa’s commitment to its Africa First...

A Herculean task

Nigeria, Africa’s largest economy, plans to double its foreign direct investment (FDI) by removing impediments to investment, but this may be a tall order Within the first nine months of his administration Nigerian...

Opportunity knocks

Kenya is enjoying a boom in foreign investment, but corruption and political instability still pose risks Kenya is on track to triple its foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows in 2016 as compared to 2014 on the...