Continuing uncertainties in Africa are part of a general global turbulence, which has particularly negative implications for the continent. Nevertheless, while the "Golden Pond" period of the Mandela era, the African Renaissance and new international relevance for Africa may have receded, Africa remains a continent of opportunities, still attracting interest from global business and investors. Challenges co-exist with opportunities, and political changes in SA could offer particularly good chances for it to reposition itself as a notable player in the international community while contributing supportive leadership for the continent as a whole in this time of instability. In this situation, Africa’s longstanding important relationship with the EU assumes more relevance, especially economically, despite Africa’s other expanding partnerships. In 2016, the EU provided Africa with €21bn of development support and €32bn of private investments. SA’s particularly strong relationship with t...

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