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Botswana's Debt Sustainability: A Brief Narrative

" This paper examines the financial and by extension the economic sustainability of the existing debt using non-technical analysis and a simplified narrative.The motivation of this note was to shed light on the extent to which one should worry abou…

South Africa and the Tide of World Affairs

"For the last five months of last year I was visiting institutes of international affairs and university centres of international and African studies in the United States and Canada, in Britain, Holland, France, Belgium and Western Germany. In all …

SAIIA Southern Africa Record No 38

This edition covers the agreement to exchange trade representatives between South Africa and Swaziland. The next section includes remarks, declarations and statements concerning the relationship between South Africa and Mozambique. The section on th…

The Economic Gateway to Africa? Geography, Strategy and South Africa's Regional Economic Relations

"The paper argues that South Africa’s role as an economic gateway primarily depends upon geography, ie upon naturally given and man-made structures in geographical space. Based upon these structures, politicians and businessmen have to pursue the ri…

Competition and Trade Policy: The case of the Botswana poultry industry

"The poultry sector is the most successful example of import substitution in Botswana with the country having achieved national self sufficiency. This paper describes the value chain in the industry and shows how, given the small size of the market,…

What are the Major Trends and Determinants of Foreign Direct Investment in SADC Countries?

"The 1990s witnessed an investment trend involving African firms investing in other African countries, notably from South Africa and Mauritius. This represents a clear indication of a new form of cross-border economic interaction. Privatisation has …

Russia-South Africa Relations: Collaboration in BRICS and the G-20

"The paper investigates the features of Russia–South Africa relations in light of their membership in BRICS and the G-20. Collaboration with South Africa contributes to the creation of the multipolar world order and strengthens Russia’s position in …

Key Issues in the Textile and Clothing Sector in Botswana

'The paper considers the performance of the textile and clothing sector in Botswana, and reviews various national and international incentive schemes aimed at developing textile and clothing exports. The analysis shows that the policies and preferen…

Les Organisations Paysannes Senegalaises dans les Negociations Commerciales / Senegalese Farmers' Organizations and Trade Negotiations

"Despite there having been no Economic Partnership Agreements (APE) negotiated between the European Union and West African (AO) countries by the end of January 2010, Senegal nonetheless benefits from APE Agreements signed at the Lomé Convention of 1…

The G-20 and Africa: A Critical Assessment

"The increased globalisation over the last 20 years has made effective global economic governance more important than ever. This period has witnessed the rise of a number of new international governance actors, such as the Group of Twenty (G-20) a…

eAfrica: The electronic Journal of Governance and Innovation, Vol 3, May 2005

This edition of eAfrica contains five articles and one special feature. The articles deal with Nigeria’s anti-corruption campaign, the way Africa is coping better with high oil prices than expected, findings by an observer group of serious failures …

Asian-driven Resource Booms in Africa: Rethinking the Impacts on Development

"Today’s resource boom in Africa, driven by Asian economic growth, offers new opportunities for resource-rich African countries. Contrary to the experience of previous booms, however, most mining profits now accrue to foreign companies, leaving lit…

A Scoping Study on China-Africa Economic Relations: The Case of Kenya

"This study was designed to analyse the extent of China’s Trade, FDI and Aid in Kenya. The specific objectives of this study are to determine the size; a) Composition and significance of Kenya’s exports to China and the SITC classification of export…

China Africa Economic Relations : The Case of Namibia

"Although an in-depth analysis is needed to determine both direct and indirect impacts of the Chinese presence in Namibia, a cursory look at the direct costs shows that there are benefits to be realized from this interaction. It is, therefore, imp…

China-Africa Economic Relations: The Case of Cameroon

"Increased economic cooperation with China carries huge potential advantages,but equally some risk and challenges. Cameroon needs to know what they are gaining and losing from the relationship with China, so as to devise a strategy to increase the…

African Preparation for Trade Negotiations in the Context of the ACP-EU Cotonou Partnership Agreement

"The paper explores contextual questions, in particular in section 2 it focuses on the question of whether African countries should negotiate at all. In doing this, the paper identifies the full range of available options from which the affected Af…

China‐Nigeria Economic Relations

"Although Sino-Nigeria relationship dates back to more than three decades, recent developments call for a careful and detailed analysis of this relationship and to this end, we seek to provide analysis of the relationship with respect to investment,…

China-Africa Economic Relations: The Case of Zambia

"The China-Zambia economic relationship has been identified to benefit traders and households who benefit from cheaper Chinese products. Chinese exporters will benefit from increased African market in Zambia. The Zambian government is expected to lo…

Evaluating Asian Drivers Impacts on Sub-Saharan Africa Oil and Gas industries: A Methodological Framework

"In this paper, key issues have been identified, as well as policy research questions and also concerns of SSA arising from the emergence of ADs in the oil and gas industries. In order to provide a basis for articulating appropriate responses by Afr…

Intertwined Paths: Portugal and Rising Angola

"Since independence, Portuguese–Angolan relations have been constrained by their historical past and by Angola’s own internal vicissitudes. However, the end of Angola’s civil war in 2002, and the stability and national reconciliation process that f…

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