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Uganda, Kenya lead on better ease of doing business

Uganda has shown marked improvements in its business environment following a spate of reforms. However, the region still lags globally in the rankings.

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European schemes target migration source countries in Africa

European job creation and training schemes attempt to stop migration at the source.

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Investing in African banks

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Top 100 African Banks ranking: Egypt emerges

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Iran opens up to foreign investors

The lifting of economic sanctions on Iran in January has opened the floodgates for potential investors to seek opportunities in the country.

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Angola opens inaugural steel facility

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Bumper year for Kenya-destined FDI

Even without the data for December, it is already clear that Kenya enjoyed a major increase in inward investment in 2015 when compared with 2014.

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