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Stats 4 Trends in African debt, trade and investment

Opinion 8 Better policies needed to support

Africa’s digital businesses 10 Could Just Energy Partnerships work for Africa? 12 China is not just a bilateral lender

Davos 2023 14 Interview – Chido Munyati, Head of Regional Agenda for Africa, WEF

Economic overview 18 Can the continent outrun global headwinds?

Africa’s elections in 2023 24 What’s at stake in African elections this year

Finance 26 Interview – Benedict Oramah,

President and Chairman, Afreximbank

Agriculture 40 Can Africa’s dreams of feeding

China bear fruit?

Development 56 We must redesign world financial

architecture – Mia Mottley, Prime Minister of Barbados 58 Interview – Carlos Lopes,

Professor, University of Cape Town, South Africa

Finance 62 Interview – Akinwumi Adesina,

President, African Development Bank

Development 64 Interview –

Nardos Bekele-Thomas, CEO, AUDA-NEPAD

Climate change 68 Has Cop27 resurrected global carbon trading?

Sanitation 72 Interview – Dominic O’Neill,

Executive Director, Sanitation and Hygiene Fund

Last word 74 The precious blue dot in space

Climate change 48 Helping communities adapt to climate change 52 Interview – Patrick Verkooijen,

CEO, Global Center on Adaptation

The Davos Special was supported by Brand South Africa; the Global Center on Adaptation; Multichoice and the Standard Bank Group