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Tariffs exacerbate US-South Africa rift

The state of relations between the US and South Africa may reflect President Trump’s limited interest in developing world countries, but they could presage a longer-term chill.

Big read: Is Africa’s free trade area a pipe dream?

In March, 44 countries signed a pact in Kigali establishing Africa’s Continental Free Trade Area. Far from marking the end of the process, this represents just the beginning of the long road to developing a single market across the continent.

Blockchain disruptors set sights on Africa

Despite blockchain’s association with wild speculation and cryptocurrencies,  the new technology is being talked up as a solution to African governance and economic problems.