A Somali girl drags bundles of firewood for use as fuel for cooking. African nations are facing a plethora of challenges this year, including drought, and energy and food crises. Photo: AFP

African nations face a tough year but they should not mortgage their future for short-term outside help

Mxolisi Ncube says governments on the continent need to work together to address their many challenges, and seek international solutions from the likes of China and India, where business, not politics, dominates thinking

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A Somali girl drags bundles of firewood for use as fuel for cooking. African nations are facing a plethora of challenges this year, including drought, and energy and food crises. Photo: AFP
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