Charles R. Stith

Charles R. Stith

Charles R. Stith is chairman of the Pula Group, a US-based company that invests in Africa. He is the non-executive chair of the Johannesburg-based African Presidential Leadership Centre, and served as the US envoy to Tanzania in the aftermath of the embassy bombing by al-Qaeda.

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Opinion | US paranoia about China is misplaced and it’s now impeding global action to stop the coronavirus spread

The US continues to drive the global economy. It must move beyond this distraction and raise its education standards to beat back China’s challenge. If the world is to stop Covid-19 in its tracks, China is not the problem but part of the solution.

23 Apr 2020 - 1:05AM

The US continues to drive the global economy. It must move beyond this distraction and raise its education standards to beat back China’s challenge. If the world is to stop Covid-19 in its tracks, China is not the problem but part of the solution.

US paranoia about China is misplaced and it’s now impeding global action to stop the coronavirus spread
Opinion | In Africa, an economic shutdown may devastate more lives than coronavirus infection

While lockdowns will help to contain the virus, most people will survive an infection. In a continent where 85 per cent of people live on less than US$5.50 per day, a work stoppage of any length is literally life-threatening.

7 Apr 2020 - 11:05PM

While lockdowns will help to contain the virus, most people will survive an infection. In a continent where 85 per cent of people live on less than US$5.50 per day, a work stoppage of any length is literally life-threatening.

In Africa, an economic shutdown may devastate more lives than coronavirus infection
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Next US president must choose to engage China, not try to contain it