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The G20 and the lack of global leadership

As the scale of the terrorist casualties in Paris in last Friday’s attacks became known, French Prime Minister François Hollande cancelled his participation at the G20 summit in Antalya, Turkey and sent his foreign minister Laurent Fabius. Despite Hollande’s absence, terrorism, the related situation in Syria and the impact of the migration crisis on European members of the G20 inevitably dominated the discussion.

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Deeper Regional Integration an opportunity for Africa

African countries have the most visa requirements in the world. Only 11 of the 54 countries on the continent offer 100% liberal access to all African citizens – Seychelles, Uganda, Cape Verde, Togo, Guinea-Bissau, Mauritania, Rwanda, Comoros, Djibouti, Madagascar and Somalia. Another seven countries – Mozambique, Mauritius, Kenya, Senegal, Tanzania, Gambia and Burkina Faso – offer liberal access to citizens from at least 50% of the countries on the continent. This is in stark contrast to the European Union (EU), which offers complete freedom of movement to all citizens from its member states.