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Marcus Courage: Boosting Trade and Investment in Sub-Saharan Africa ‘’Prospects for UK and African businesses’’

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Marcus Courage, CEO and founder of africapractice looks into the prospects for UK and Africa business

Marcus Courage

I’ve never seen the trust deficit between Government, business and society as depleted as it is today. We live in a more nationalistic world, with creeping resistance to foreigners.

People are losing faith that governments and big business hold the solutions to society’s major challenges.

There’s too little to show from fifty years of industry and government collaboration in the Niger Delta, or mining copper in the DRC. These industries, often in cahoots with their host governments, have been extractive, rather than additive. CSR and government handouts have failed to develop and diversify these regions.


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