Many German managers say that falling commodity prices as well as political uncertainty hurt trade with Africa. However, they believe that this year will be much better.
Anglo-Australian company BHP Billiton has reported a return to profit as strong commodity prices helped it bounce back from a large loss last year. The world’s largest miner now wants to sell its US shale oil assets.
Morocco is launching a charm offensive as the kingdom seeks to expand its influence in West Africa by joining the economic union ECOWAS. But Nigeria is reluctant to see Morocco join as it stands to lose power.
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With three weeks to go until elections, two politicians are challenging Rwanda's "big man." While most observers expect Paul Kagame to win, Greens candidate Frank Habineza and Philippe Mpayimana are vying for the post.
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