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2018 Forum on China-Africa Cooperation: What Can We Expect?
2018 Forum on China-Africa Cooperation: What Can We Expect?
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Wednesday, 05 September 2018
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2018 Forum on China-Africa Cooperation: What Can We Expect?

The 7th Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) will be held in Beijing between September 3 and 4, 2018. The inaugural FOCAC was held in Beijing in 2000. After 18 years, China-Africa cooperation enjoys so much support by African Heads of State, largely because it is...

Yet Another Unsuccessful Attack against the United Nations?
Yet Another Unsuccessful Attack against the United Nations?
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Thursday, 03 May 2018
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Yet Another Unsuccessful Attack against the United Nations?

I have not seen an organization more terrifying at its best, yet more sappingly frustrating at its worst, than the UN. Over 70 years ago, its establishment was greeted as the great hope for the future of humankind; it was supposed to be the answer...

The African Continental Free Trade Area: A Needed Step Towards an Economically Free Africa
The African Continental Free Trade Area: A Needed Step Towards an Economically Free Africa
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Monday, 26 March 2018
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The African Continental Free Trade Area: A Needed Step Towards an Economically Free Africa

When the news of the historic adoption of an Agreement on the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) by the African Union (AU) visited me, I exclaimed: “Alas, there is hope for a better Africa!” With the signing of this treaty, the lines that divide...