Unlimited presidential terms threaten Africa

Term limits in African constitutions are in danger of being unravelled

ECB would, for now, prefer to do nothing

Officials believe measures unveiled in June will boost growth

A SABMiller employee is seen working on the Hero lager bottling production line in Nigeria

Africa shows global growth potential

US business community discovers continent’s dynamic private sector at Washington summit

Isis advances puncture Kurdish confidence

Go-it-alone experiment may not survive without help from Iraq and western and regional allies

Business hopes Modi will cut bureaucracy

Bureaucrats tend to view private enterprise with suspicion and contempt

Tribes rule Mideast as old order crumbles

Old order had already started to crumble along sectarian lines

Globe-trotting Abe promotes Japan

After 47 countries in 18 months the Japanese leader is peripatetic by any standards

EU urges US to push power button on trade

Transatlantic partners at odds over energy clause to TTIP

Hollande’s mood frays over economy

Lack of growth and job creation is a worry

Spain’s export-led recovery loses momentum

Trade deficit is ballooning again, rising 80 per cent

Commerce a casualty of Sino-Japanese spats

Ties increasingly fraught amid territorial and economic battles

Xi’s Latin trip puts trade before ideology

Washington fears over Chinese president’s visit are overblown

Rise of Isis shakes Arab world

Surge of al-Qaeda’s offshoot leaves society questioning itself

Putin’s chief weapon is destabilising Kiev

Moscow is undermining the east to keep Ukraine within its orbit

Beware Japan’s nuclear safety myth

Debate on future energy needs must be wider

Cheerful Pope ready to reform Vatican

Pontiff shows decisiveness in seeking to overhaul Holy See

China takes senior role in trade talks

Country starts to pull away from other big emerging economies

‘Brexit’ likely to hit Anglo-Irish relations

Britain’s departure from Europe would be the biggest foreign policy challenge for Ireland since 1998

Partisan split ends migration reform hope

Seeds of failure planted with Reagan’s 1986 legislation

Australia risks isolation on carbon policy

Canberra’s move puts it at odds with its G20 partners