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Gold price rout sparks fears for mining operations across Africa

Amid falling mineral prices, mining communities suffer and government budgets tighten as miners shutter operations.

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From Business

Shell’s Niger Delta settlement could bring more claims

Oil major Shell settled a spill claim with Nigeria’s Bodo community for a record $83.2m. Could more cases be in the offing?

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Thinking beyond the grid

Overfocus on large scale electrification projects exclude the rural poor, and could set access in Africa back for decades.  

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With ICC under fire, dropped charges against Kenyan president could fuel rivalries

Kenya’s president has hailed the International Criminal Court (ICC)’s decision to drop charges against him as a victory - but it could reopen divisions within the ruling coalition. 

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Disputed Somaliland’s oil laws heighten stakes in volatile region

The self-declared state of Somaliland has ambitious plans to regulate its nascent oil sector. However, it is a step that could heighten tensions throughout the Somali-speaking region.

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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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Articles from fDi Intelligence

Crossborder legislation up in 2014: Unctad

Liberalisation and promotion of investment increased in 2014, according to a report from the UN Conference on Trade and Development.

US government launches Africa campaign

In a bid to encourage US companies to take advantage of investment opportunities in Africa, the US government has launched a series of programmes aimed at facilitating investment in the continent. 

Zimbabwe's vice-president vows to relax investment laws

Zimbabwe’s new vice-president has signalled his intention to promote FDI and cut bureaucracy. 

Nigerian infrastructure: building from the base up

Nigeria’s poor infrastructure has historically held back its economic development, but as This Is Africa reports, the arrival of private sector investment is changing all that

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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