It's time for Africa to have a China policy, just as Beijing has an Africa policy. As Ebola cuts a devastating swathe, Africa should push its interests even harder.
- Kingley Ighobor
As well as identifying countries holding enormous industrialisation potential, Carlos Lopes, executive secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa, elaborates on the right policies for industrialisation and the role the private and public sectors can play, as addressed by the 2014 Economic Report on Africa.
- Joan Nimarkoh in Accra
Fairtrade is not having a major impact on poverty levels in Ghana, but it is helping cocoa workers to send their children to school. Meanwhile, producers of other crops are calling for the expansion of Fairtrade markets for the regular income and social benefits they can deliver.
- Rehana Dada
China and the US on Tuesday jointly sent out a hopeful signal that one of the biggest stumbling blocks in the climate negotiations has potentially evaporated.