Archive for the ‘South Africa’ Category

Emerging Powers and the Future of American Statecraft

Via the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, a new report on how, collectively, emerging powers in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East are growing in their geopolitical weight and diplomatic ambition. How closely do they align with the United States when it comes to Russia and China? What drives their decisions on the […]

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Candy Crush: Crushing It In Africa

Courtesy of Semafor, interesting analysis of a recent survey on video games in Africa: I’ve been digging into a survey on video game players across Africa, by Geopoll/Pan Africa Gaming Group, looking for nuggets. It’s a sector which is still in its early stages of development on the continent and has very little analytical coverage. […]

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South African Ports Fail to Gain From Diverted Red Sea Traffic; Namibia and Madagascar Gain

Courtesy of Bloomberg, a report on how Namibia and Madagascar are gaining from diverted Red Sea traffic: Madagascar, Namibia, among those benefiting from rerouting South Africa’s port problems see it miss out on some traffic Africa’s inefficient and aging ports are hampering the continent’s chances of capitalizing on a surge in ship traffic that’s avoiding […]

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Data Center Investments Shift To Emerging Markets Amidst Regulatory Scrutiny and Energy Needs

Via Frontier Market News, a look at how data center investment is shifting to emerging markets amid regulatory scrutiny and rising energy needs: The boom in artificial intelligence use and investment is creating a surge of demand for data centers, the massive facilities which house and transmit the vast amounts of data needed to train […]

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Start Your Engines: Who’s Winning Africa’s Automotive Industry Race?

Courtesy of The Africa Report, an article on who’s winning Africa’s automotive industry race: While South Africa and Morocco are the undisputed leaders in the production of new vehicles on the continent, newcomers are after a piece of the action in this high-potential market, which is undergoing radical change. Right now, all roads in the […]

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What South African Rooibos Tea Can Tell Us About Africa-China Trade Flows

Via The Diplomat, a report on how the example of South Africa’s famous tea variety speaks to unfinished business in expanding African exports to China: Last month, China’s General Administration of Customs released its customs data for 2023. The data showed that China’s total trade with Africa grew a modest 1.5 percent in 2023, reaching $282.1 billion, but Africa’s […]

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