Sep 21

South Africa to host AGOA Summit

South Africa will host a US-Africa trade summit in November despite an earlier call by US lawmakers for the event to be moved over what they said was the country’s deepening military relationship with Russia. Reuters reports that the meeting will discuss the future of the African Growth and Opportunity Act, Washington’s flagship trade programme for the continent, which grants tariff-free access to the US market and is due to expire on September 30, 2025.