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United Kingdom Export Finance boost investments in West Africa. www.theexchange.africa

There were more than 3,000 delegates that participated in the conference this year, boosting trade and investment ties between the continent and the UK.

The UK government is also mobilizing support from the United Kingdom Export Finance (UKEF) to boost exports to Africa. Prime minister Boris Johnson’s administration, provided support worth US$3.04 billion in 2021.

In West Africa, the support has been directed towards a range of significant infrastructural projects, construction of major roads, environmental and social work, medical services and technological equipment.…

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson. The UK is the biggest beneficiary of Africa's trade governance inefficiencies. www.theexchange.africa

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said that British businesses would support Africa to flourish with the green industrial revolution. The irony of this is that the UK hosted COP26 in Glasgow last November. The outcomes were disappointing for Africa which suffers the brunt of climate change.
While partnerships are necessary for development, the type, objectives, and interests of the participants are critical elements in deciding the outcome. Africa’s interests have always come last.
The partnerships for development are essential to addressing Africa's development issues and trade growth. But there are too many conditions, usually. These include impositions in development cooperation for Africa.…

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A coal powered plant in South Africa. South Africa is currently Africa's largest emitter of greenhouse emissions. www.theexchange.africa

Gabon is one of few countries with a carbon-negative economy, thanks to the Congo Basin’s immense tropical forests, which absorb more greenhouse gases than the country’s companies, cars, and towns emit.

It just approved an ambitious climate law to ensure that its economic bases are on forests and agriculture rather than fossil fuels.

Outside assistance is required to attain this goal so that the government can continue to enhance living standards.
Many African countries rely on coal for electricity and have refused to sign a declaration signed by more than 40 countries this week calling for an end to the most polluting of fossil fuels. …

UK Mozambique - The Exchange (www.theexchange.africa)

For the past few years, the thoughts of BREXIT have been a constant part of my thoughts. As we approach the deadline, I have been looking closer into its aftermath and the consequences for Southern Africa.

I’ve acknowledged before and I will mention again the fact that the actions taken by the UK regarding Africa have been truly remarkable. The enormous effort that the government has and still is undertaking, in order to keep the UK a strong and competitive trade player in the continent are nothing short of extraordinary and we are already beginning to see results.

In a much-anticipated virtual visit to Mozambique last week, Her Majesty’s Deputy Trade Commissioner for Africa, Alastair Long held a number of meetings with some of the country’s senior government officials and key players in the private sector.

The meetings included the Ministry of Natural Resources and Energy Permanent Secretary H.E. …