The global economic crisis triggered by the outbreak of the COVID pandemic in 2020 and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February this year has intensified the risk of declining trade integration between countries, a process referred to as the deglobalisation of trade. Jonathan Munemo, Professor of Economics at Salisbury University warns in an article published on the Conversation that a deglobalising world poses serious risks for Africa as confirmed by findings in a recent World Bank report which shows that reversing globalisation through reshoring of value chains has the potential to push an additional 52 million people into extreme poverty. To read the full article visit the News Blog page on the Future Media website