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Interview: Africa is too important to be left out, says Pascal Lamy

As director general of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), Pascal Lamy found himself at the front line of globalisation, which for him has had the extremely positive effect of reducing poverty, even as he recognises that it has created greater inequality.…

Trump’s victory sparks African concern

Donald Trump has been elected President of the United States in a dramatic move that could have severe repercussions for America’s role in the international order and its relations with allies in Africa and beyond.…

Obama bars Burundi from AGOA

Barack Obama has excluded Burundi from a crucial programme providing African countries with tariff-free access to the US market following President Pierre Nkrunziza’s attempt to extend his rule.…

Obama: We are invested in Africa’s success

US President Barack Obama has called on the world to pour billions of dollars of trade and investment into Africa, as he expressed his confidence in the continent’s economic rise.…

Obama’s trade boost prompts African relief

When President Barack Obama finally put pen to paper on the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) in late June, producers across the continent – from Nigerian footwear makers to Lesotho trouser stitchers – breathed a collective sigh of relief.…