Guinea-Bissau coup impacts on cashew exports

Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, first woman to head the African Union (photo:dpa)
Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, first woman to head the African Union (photo:dpa)

Political lobbying is taking place to try to resolve matters following the military coup in Guinea-Bissau. But the results of the coup are having a major impact on the country’s economy and its cashew crop which employs 80 per cent of the population. The way forward may lie in a new initiative involving the Portuguese speaking countries and the African Union.

AS OPPORTUNITIES for growth and development become clearer in Africa’s current political and economic climate so too do the risks.

The world has woken up to the continent’s opportunities and investors and political leaders are well aware of its energy potential.

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