London, March 24, 2018 (AltAfrika)-The biggest business story in Africa this week is the Continental African Free Trade Agreement just signed into law in Kigali.
The vision is a free trade deal encompassing 1.2 billion people stretching from Cape Town to Cairo. Goods, services and perhaps labour, flowing freely in and out of more than 50 African countries reminiscent of the European Union (EU) But can Africa Do What the European Union Did?
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The World Resources Institute’s (WRI) research showed men had received up to six times as much for their land. And although women usually had smaller land parcels, they also lost access to resources such as rivers, forests and social networks.
Zambia has awarded licences to start a fourth mobile network operator to a company, part-owned by Isabel Dos Santos, the daughter of Angola’s former president whose influence is waning in her home country.
Demand for Beach Side Property Affects Mauritians’ Livelihood
Local fishing communities on the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius are complaining that foreign property developers are squeezing them out of beach-side land. Much of their livelihoods and lifestyle are linked to the ocean.