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With south Africa’s membership of the Brics, the continent now has formal representation amongst the world’s leading emerging markets

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West Africa has emerged as a major hub for trans-Atlantic drug trafficking between Latin America and Europe, prompting warnings that the region could Mirror countries such as Mexico

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Plans to create a “Grand Free Trade Area” covering half of Africa could mark an important step towards strengthening the continent’s international competitiveness, but some suggest it may be overambitious

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