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The golden year: Solutions for Africa’s youth unemployment

Apprenticeships can provide the key to closing the skills gap that leaves so many of Africa’s youth unprepared for the modern workplace.

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For inclusive rural development, farms come first

Africa’s future must include a vibrant and productive rural economy in order to be inclusive. That begins on the farm.

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Tunisia’s economy slow to change, even as election shifts politics

Election results show that politically Tunisia has moved on since the revolution, but economically much of the old regime's system remains in place.

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Mobile money fails the test for emergency relief in DRC

A new study shows that mobile money is not the best option for delivering cash for emergency relief, outperformed by e-vouchers.

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Local perceptions at odds with disaster narrative on Ebola

New data from west Africa suggests locals are relatively satisfied with the international response to the Ebola epidemic.

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Nigeria: Currency instability could raise election stakes

Nigeria’s embattled currency, the naira, has continued to slide on the back of low oil prices, closing at record intra-day lows against the dollar, even as the central bank intervenes.

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South Africa avoids recession, but loses momentum

Africa’s second-largest economy has rallied just enough to avoid recession following the end of mining strikes, but outlook remains tepid and politically fractious.

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Egypt to swap debt for more debt to keep energy companies on side

Egypt has accrued large debts to international oil and gas companies - and now plans to pay them off by borrowing even more.

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FDI a priority for Tunisia post-election

As Tunisians await the outcome of the presidential vote, Natasha Turak finds the new government will be tasked with encouraging more foreign investment and creating jobs.

Will Mozambique's new administration help realise country's potential?

Hopes are high that Mozambique's if new administration can cut through the bureaucracy and corruption that has beset the country since it attained independence in 1975, mining investments could set it on the path to riches.

The cashless route to banking sub-Saharan Africa

How to reach Africa's highly unbanked population has been a conundrum lenders have been attempting to crack for years. However, with telecommunications companies leading the way, 'cashless banking' through pre-paid cards or mobile phones is going a long way to solving this problem.

Mozambique becomes Africa’s preferred banking hub

Foreign retail banks show preference for Mozambique as the location for their African operations in 2014.

Interview with Lord Michael Hastings

Lord Michael Hastings sits down with This Is Africa to talk about the Millennium Villages projects he has helped to spearhead across Africa.

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