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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.…

Let’s boost Africa trade, says Singapore minister

Two centuries after the British East India Company established a presence off the southern tip of the Malay peninsula, few Singaporeans need reminding of the pivotal role that trade has played in their national story.…

Clearing the jam at Djibouti

Bags of wheat speed down multiple conveyor belts to be heaved onto trucks lined up during the middle of a blistering June afternoon beside the busy docks of Djibouti Port.…

Making trade happen in Nairobi

The World Trade Organisation begins its first ministerial conference in sub-Saharan Africa today in Nairobi.

South Africa boosts Iran ties

Exiled in Mozambique and striving to keep his embattled movement alive, ANC president Oliver Tambo’s relentless quest for support against apartheid found a new outlet in February 1979.…

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.…