Opinions & Features January 09, 2020 at 10:00 am

Imagine if World War III breaks out today – Four things African countries must plan for

Nii Ntreh January 09, 2020 at 10:00 am

January 09, 2020 at 10:00 am | Opinions & Features

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Trade between African countries is far outweighed by trade with non-African partners. Photo Credit: Theconversation.com

Trade and finance

Africans can expect a cessation of normal financial and economic relationship with the US, a major development partner if the country goes into war. US economic mobilization would be geared toward war efforts.

Such a scenario would mean the financialization of many African plans may come from elsewhere. China comes to mind but a war involving the US would not necessarily benefit Chinese who have billions of dollars in investments States-ward.

The EU and other major partners would also not be so inclined to help.

Oddly enough, a WWIII is a weird opportunity for Africans to have the trade and financial relationship they have been postponing for half a century.


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