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Smartphone boom on the horizon for sub-Saharan Africa

Fifty percent of sub-Saharan Africa’s population will be mobile phone users by 2020, and higher tech smartphones will play a big role in this next chapter of the continent’s mobile story.

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In Zambia, death of president ratchets up fears for mining sector

The political transition following the passing of Zambia’s president seems likely to be relatively smooth, but new leadership may be tempted to lean on miners for revenue.

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Ebola response cannot be gender blind

Women stand to be disproportionately affected by the Ebola oubreak in West Africa. Gender needs to be a bigger part of the response.

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Burkina Faso agrees to transitional government after president’s ouster

With the military in power and a transition framework on the table, it remains unclear who will step in to lead the west African country.

Mo Ibrahim: Moment is right for a new vision of a politically unified Africa

The business tycoon turned governance activist believes the time has come to re-invigorate the idea of creating political pan-African unity - but does the leadership exist to make it happen?

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Perception risks from Ebola may hurt Africa’s economies

Could alarmist narratives about the Ebola epidemic damaging the region’s economies more than the disease itself?

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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

Reforms see Egypt upgraded

Ratings agency acknowledges the fiscal reforms implemented by the Egyptian government. 

ICF announces Smart Communities shortlist

Intelligent Community Forum has named the 21 locations shortlisted for its Intelligent Community of the Year, 2015 award.

What now for African telecoms?

The availability and connectivity of mobile phones in Africa has resulted in a hike in telecommunications investment in the continent in recent years, coupled with an explosion in innovation. But, asks Barbara Njau, is this boom sustainable? 

Mozambique elections fail to deter FDI

Upcoming presidential elections may prove a game-changer for Mozambique, but what impact will the surrounding political uncertainty have on foreign investment? 

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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