The growth of the middle class in Africa has been slower than expected in recent years. That has weighed on sentiment among international investors.
The possibility of a global trade war is worrying investment professionals in export-oriented Germany, causing a sentiment gauge compiled by the ZEW research group to slump to its lowest level since September 2016.
The African Union wants to introduce free trade in Africa. Some countries, like economic powerhouse Nigeria, do not share the enthusiasm for what the AU believes to be the solution for the continent’s economic ills.
Donkey-hide gelatin is considered a 'miracle' elixir in China's growing middle class. But to meet demand, thousands of donkeys are being stolen and slaughtered in Africa.
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