In Depth

Sat,20Sep2014

In Depth

African countries come to the WTO prepared - Arancha González

Arancha González, ITC executive director. Photo©ITCThe International Trade Centre (ITC), a subsidiary of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and the World Trade Organisation (WTO), provides technical assistance on global trade to businesses in developing countries. Arancha González, the ITC's executive director, talks about the centre's activities and Africa's growing influence in the global marketplace.

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Ivorian artists and intellectuals in turmoil

A little more than three years ago 'the Battle of Abidjan' was raging and people were holed up in their homes, sick with fear. Today, life looks brighter.

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The new face of Boko Haram

In the last decade Boko Haram has morphed, with remarkable inventiveness, from a sporadically violent band of proselytizers who wanted to be left undisturbed, to a disturbingly efficient network of terror cells with international affiliations, focused exclusively on waging war against the Nigerian state.

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Ghana Airways, the grim reaper

Franklin Cudjoe

In the last decade, Ghanaians have seen their national airline dissolve twice. By 2004 Ghana Airways had been liquidated and was reformed as a public-private venture, which folded up in 2010. There were a number of reasons for the failure of both attempts to run a national carrier, but corruption and overstaffing were at the top of the list.

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African Angles - No sorrow for Sarko

Former French President, Nicolas SarkozySchadenfreude sweeps a Cameroonian village as police question former French President, Nicolas Sarkozy.

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Women: Africa's ignored trade resource

World Bank says mostly women conduct cross-border trade, delivering goods and services. They also run the majority of agricultural small landholdings. Photo©ReutersDespite being in the front lines of trade in Africa, African women are constrained by policies and other harsh socioeconomic realities.

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