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Zimbabwe: What Next?

In the aftermath of the deeply flawed March 2002 presidential election, Zimbabwe has dropped off the radar screen of most policy-makers and media but its crisis is deepening: * the ruling ZANU-PF party and the government are systematically usin…

Zimbabwe's Election: The Stakes for Southern Africa

Since the intensification of Zimbabwe's political, economic and humanitarian crisis following defeat of a government-sponsored constitution in a national referendum nearly two years ago, the International Crisis Group (ICG) has documented the escala…

The BRICSAM Countries and Changing World Economic Power: Scenarios to 2050

Rapid economic growth in the large developing countries collectively known as BRICSAM (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa and Mexico) has the potential to change the balance of economic power in the world. This paper analyzes this potential …

China's Growing Economic Presence in Africa

African economic interdependence with China, though proportionately smaller than is the case with most other geographical areas, is growing apace. China now accounts for around nine percent of Africa's oil and gas exports, and comparable amounts of …

Implementing Development Corridors: Lessons from the Maputo Corridor

"The Maputo Development Corridor is the largest and most successful development corridor initiative thus far in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region, if not within Africa as a whole. It has overcome a range of challenges to make …

Peace & Security Council Report Issue 113

This report analyses, using concrete examples, the potential challenges facing six of the RECs and the resultant implications for the division of labour between them and the AU, looking at peace and security, governance, elections, economic integrat…

Changements Structurels des économies Rurales dans la Mondialisation Programme RuralStruc - Phase II / Structural Changes in Rural Economies in the Globalization RuralStruc Programme - Phase II

"The objective of this comparative program is to strengthen the debate on public policy by renewed thematic issues. Engaged in seven countries corresponding to different stages in the process of economic transition and where agriculture plays differ…

Donors versus Investors in Southern African Infrastructure Development

"The Southern African Development Community (SADC) suffers from a critical lack of regional infrastructure that, if remedied, could boost both intraregional trade and economic integration, while making the region more investor friendly. Regional int…

Africa-Atlantic Integration: Can the Economy Unite What Geology has Divided? / L’intégration Afrique-Atlantique : L’économie peut-elle Réunir ce qui a été Séparé par la Géologie ?

The Atlantic basin situated in the Northern part of the country, holds a strategic place in the global economy given the systemic importance it represents. However, this area remains very heterogeneous with significant differences between the econom…

L'Exécution Forcée des Obligations de faire Résultant des Pactes de Préférence dans les Cessions d’actions / The Enforcement of Bonds which Resulted from Agreements with sale of Shares

The power of constraint has evolved considerably since the Roman era. In ancient Roman law, the relationship was strictly personal, the creditor could, for reasons of non-performance, capture the debtor and according to the times, have him killed or…

The AU/NEPAD and Africa's Evolving Governance and Security Architecture

There is no question that the establishment of the African Union and the adoption of the NEPAD are good auguries for Africa’s quest for political stability, regional integration and economic development. There is also no question that African leader…

CEDEAO, la voie difficile vers l’Eco, la monnaie unique / ECOWAS, the Difficult Path towards Eco, the Single Currency

Since 2000, according to an approach and timetable that has been repeatedly changed, the 15 members of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) have expressed their willingness to accelerate the monetary integration process in the regi…

Uneven Integration: The Case of Angola

Angola’s prospects for reconstruction and development of its poor connectivity infrastructure are heavily dependent upon the export performance of its oil sector. Using an interregional input-output table for Angola, we estimate comprehensive measur…

The Strategic Extension of the United Arab Emirates: Determinants, Objectives and some Implications for the Horn of Africa

Increasingly, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) strengthens its position within the Arab region that is of strong geopolitical attributes. There has never been as much diplomatic and military activism in the UAE’s history as in the last decade. Such a …

Africa's Integration: Not an Option, but an Imperative

Implementation of AfCFTA brings with it prospects of freer trade within the continent, and the development of Africa’s internal markets. AfCFTA has the potential to generate jobs, lift wages, spur innovation, increase competition, create wealth, gen…

Africa’s Integration: Not an Option, but an Imperative

Regional integration based on the principles of cooperation and coordination has been a tool used by countries and groups of countries to accomplish a wide range of objectives. These range from accessing lucrative markets and investments, securing o…

Has Ghana Taken Liberal Economic Policies too Far — and at What Cost?

Upon the advice of Western financiers who have provided assistance to Ghana for decades, the country has been implementing liberal economic policies that largely emphasise free markets, free trade, private enterprise and limited government. But ar…

La CEDEAO Gagnerait-elle à être Transformée en "Confédération d’États" ? / Will ECOWAS Benefit from Being Transformed into a "Confederation of States"?

The transformation of the Economic Community of Western African States (ECOWAS) into a « Confederation of States » is sometimes considered, including by the Heads of State of the Community, as a natural next step in the process of deeper integration…

Will ECOWAS Benefit from Being Transformed into a "Confederation of States"?

The transformation of the Economic Community of Western African States (ECOWAS) into a "Confederation of States" is sometimes considered, including by the Heads of State of the Community, as a natural next step in the process of deeper integration i…

TANA Papers 2020

This set of policy briefs intend to inform the upcoming discussions at the 9th Tana Forum. This year’s theme is “The AfCFTA: Revitalizing Pan Africanism for Sustainable Peace and Development in Africa.” The first brief by Brenda K. Kombo “Strengthen…

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