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From Business

Nigeria: On the verge of political crisis?

A six week delay to volatile elections in Nigeria is further denting confidence in an economy already on a downward turn.

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Ghana’s debt: stuck in the “missing” middle?

Is Ghana being afflicted by its own rapid growth as it struggles to contain ballooning debt?  

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Jonathan shifts blame for Nigeria poll delay onto electoral commission

President’s attempts to shift blame and bolster case for sacking independent commissioner could impact credibility of Nigeria’s democracy.

Zambia copper
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Zambia copper disputes reflect wider unease in African mining

The ‘supercycle’ is over and miners globally are looking to cut back some $20bn - at odds with the Zambian government’s efforts to to take a greater share in mining profits.

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From Policy

Can corporate scientific responsibility work in Africa?

Policies must correct the numbers of qualified but industrially irrelevant graduates in Africa before the youth bulge turns into a curse.

IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde in Kigali, Rwanda

“Radical” rethink of development practices needed to reach poorest, says report

“For too many poor people, the question is not whether they will have access to services by 2015 or even 2030, but by 2090 or even later.”

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Accelerated trials roll out Ebola vaccine candidates in west Africa

Vaccines against Ebola are being rolled out at an unprecedented rate in response to the epidemic in west Africa - but with the rate of infection already falling, is it too little, too late?

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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.

From Business

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

Kuwait targets FDI with new law

Kuwait's new FDI law aims to facilitate investment with the creation of a body that will oversee FDI into the country, cutting time and costs for investors. 

Cheap oil: Who are the winners and losers in Africa?

The recent free fall in oil prices is creating winners and losers across the globe, and Africa is no exception. Some of the consequences of cheap oil seem obvious: the oil exporting economies in Africa will take a hit, while the importers will rejoice.

Zambia copper disputes reflect wider unease in African mining

As the mining industry gathers for the annual Mining Indaba conference in South Africa, Zambia is the latest country in the region to become embroiled in disputes over natural resource regulation with companies operating within its borders.

Jonathan shifts blame for Nigeria poll delay onto electoral commission

Following the announcement on 9 February that Africa’s biggest economy would postpone a hotly contested presidential election for six weeks, Nigeria’s embattled President Goodluck Jonathan appears to be shifting some of the blame for the delay onto the country’s electoral commission.

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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