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Southern Africa

The ANC and Post-Apartheid South Africa Quo Vadis: One Hundred Years Going on Twenty

As we enter the second decade of the 21st century, South Africa is three years away from celebrating twenty years of freedom. The likelihood is that the African National Congress (ANC) will be celebrating twenty years in power.  What have those twenty years meant to South Africa?
Has freedom delivered a better life for all 
South Africans?

Trade & Economic Development

Over the past thirty years many developing countries have taken advantage of an increasingly open world trade and investment system to grow and develop.  Unfortunately, a number of African countries have not been part of the global trade system and, as a result, their growth has not been as rapid as it could have been. Addressing the barriers to greater African participation in the global commercial system can be an important spur to future economic development in Africa.