UK on the lookout for Africa deals — Cameroon's SDF squeezed by the Anglophone crisis

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Launching its UK-Africa Investment Summit on 20 January, the London government faces stiff competition from other countries wooing African leaders.

Targeted by separatist militants, Cameroon’s SDF opposition party faces some difficult choices ahead of local elections planned for 9 February.

The Moroccan city of Marrakesh is playing up its reputation for tolerance and security to attract celebrity singers and actors from across the world.

With the debate on the fate of the CFA franc arousing impassioned arguments, policy-makers have a lot of hefty decisions to take on the future of African monetary unions.

The 20 January UK-Africa conference shows that there is huge potential for growth in ties after Brexit.

UK leans on financial expertise to woo African leaders
The UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has promised investment, a greening of development aid and visa reform to delegates from 21 African countries, gathered at the UK–Africa Investment summit. >Read more

Anglophone crisis in Cameroon: SDF in turmoil as local elections approach
The opposition Social Democratic Front (SDF), destabilised by the mass exodus of its militants, most of whom have become the target of separatist militias, is divided over its participation in the local elections of 9 February. >Read more

How Marrakesh became the destination of choice for celebrities
What do Lætitia Hallyday, Julien Clerc, Meryl Streep and Jessica Alba have in common? They all spent the Christmas holidays in the Ochre City. >Read more

The pros and cons of the CFA franc zone
The debate around the single currency for the West African states has aroused conflicting feelings between those who see it as a necessary statement of independence and those who cling to the remnants of the colonial past. >Read more

Stronger UK-Africa trade and investment ties can turbocharge growth for both regions
With Brexit fast approaching, the UK government and British companies are looking to bolster their ties with non-European states. >Read more

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