Infrastructure matters. If Africa wants to play on the global field, a network of well-constructed, well-maintained roads is crucial. Until recently, work on the Trans-African Highway Network was sporadic, hit by conflict and constrained budgets. But now, nations see the value of the system for growth.
THE continent is on the cusp of growth, but it needs to get its house in order before it can play on the world stage. African countries must improve cross-border trade and flow on the continent, experts say at an African integration discussion, which is used as a platform to launch the South African Competitiveness Forum.