Platinum heavyweights have set their sights elsewhere after protracted labor disputes hurt their operations in South Africa. But a recent mine closure in Zimbabwe suggests that risks remain in platinum markets.
Sustainable development of trans-border waterways has always been daunting for national governments, and climate change is only making things more difficult. Here are three international water conflicts to keep an eye on in the coming years.
Commentators often call for more troops to improve the security situation, but in fact the most sustainable solution for the CAR is an international effort to build state capacity.
Something deadly is creeping across African borders, undetected
Our Geneva-based Director Benjamin Syme Van Ameringen sits down with H.E. Ambassador Faizel Ismail, South Africa’s Permanent Representative to the World Trade Organization (WTO), to discuss TRIPS, the BRICS, and what the future holds for one of the world’s preeminent trade forums.
Nigeria recently received a big GDP boost in the official books, overtaking South Africa as the continent’s largest economy. But can the government in Abuja compete with the Rainbow Nation on the diplomatic front?