Africa can lead global energy utility revolution - Getty
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Africa can lead global energy utility revolution

Globally, traditional power utilities are dying. The blueprint for our energy future could first arrive in Africa.

AfDB president warns against Africa’s rising debt - Getty
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AfDB president warns against Africa’s rising debt

 During the commodities supercycle, African sovereigns tapped international debt markets for the first. Now, they are harder to repay.

Anti-poaching tech takes on Africa’s poaching crisis - Getty
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Technology takes on Africa’s poaching crisis

In 2015 alone 1,175 rhinos were poached in South Africa. Conservationists and rangers across Africa are looking to innovative technologies to combat the crisis.

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Pricey maize imports strain southern Africa

As droughts sweep across southern Africa threatening the food security of millions, value chains for other industries are also under threat.

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Africa’s head start on implementing global goals

 Through Agenda 2063, African states have already defined continent-wide priorities for development. This should make implementing the Sustainable Development Goals easier.

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SDGs, migration top agenda for Brussels development summit

Brussels will host Europe's biggest forum on global development. The migration crisis and implementing the SDGs will be top of the agenda.

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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 The Banker

Better integration will move mobile money up the value chain

Mobile money accounts are growing in numbers but a large proportion of them remain dormant. More must be done to integrate the e-wallet model with conventional payment systems.

Nigeria's big banks defy country's economic difficulties

As falling oil prices and rebel activity continue to weaken Nigeria’s economy, the strength of its systemically important larger banks is playing a vital role in keeping the country from a deeper recession, reports James King.

Nigeria's central bank governor: unorthodox and optimistic

Nigeria's central bank governor, Godwin Emefiele, tells James King that his economic policies, which some have blamed for a decline in manufacturing in the country, encourage foreign exchange flows and improve transparency, and thus investor confidence.

Central Bank of Nigeria deputy governor looks to kick-start growth

Dr Sarah Alade, deputy governor, economic policy directorate, at the Central Bank of Nigeria, talks to James King about the measures the central bank is taking to boost foreign exchange, how it is mitigating Nigeria's risk from exposure to oil and why the effect of a US rate hike would be muted.

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Articles from fDi Intelligence

Political unrest hits Ethiopia FDI

Violent protest could spell the end of Ethiopia’s impressive upward economic trend.

9/11 bill threatens US-Saudi investment

A vote by Congress to allow lawsuits against Saudi Arabia could jeopardise promised investment, reports Sebastian Shehadi.

View from Middle East and Africa: no such thing as free internet access?

Facebook's 'Free Basics' programme, which is intended to provide free internet access to developing countries, may be stuttering but the need for web access in the poorest areas of Africa remains urgent.

Liquid Telecom CEO talks up Africa expansion

Liquid Telecom CEO Nic Rudnik has declared his ambition to connect Africa to a fibre network. 

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Consolidating Africa's banks

Arnold Ekpe talks to This is Africa about the logic of consolidating banks in many of the region's markets.

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