Trump’s China row and Brexit ‘a huge threat to Africa growth’

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Trump’s China row and Brexit ‘a huge threat to Africa growth’

These and other global external shocks are lining up to batter the continent, says AfDB head

Nuzulack Dausen

The US-China trade war and uncertainty over Brexit pose risks to Africa’s economic prospects that are “increasing by the day”, the head of the African Development Bank (AfDB) said.

The trade dispute between the world’s two largest economies has roiled global markets and unnerved investors as it stretches into its second year with no end in sight.

Britain, meanwhile, appears to be on course to leave the European Union on October 31 without a transition deal, which economists fear could severely disrupt trade flows...

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