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The next 15 years

The new Global Goals envision a development agenda that will allow humanity to thrive while preserving the planet. What needs to happen to achieve them?

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Ethiopia: Agriculture investment curbs inequality rises

Ethiopia’s rapid growth is serving as a counterpoint to the trope that high inequality is a necessary offshoot of rapid economic growth.

The Tripartite Free Trade Area

Free trade zone tops regional agenda

The Tripartite Free Trade Area in Africa will be the largest in the world once implemented - but some countries stand to benefit more than others.

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Africa’s farmers at a climate crossroads

Failure to close the financing gap for climate mitigation and adaptation could roll back gains in poverty reduction for Africa’s farmers. This is avoidable.

South Africa: Gold miners class action heads to high court

Miners with debilitating lung disease silicosis are looking to bring a class action lawsuit against gold mining companies on an unprecedented scale for South Africa.

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Off-grid power goes mobile

The falling price of solar energy technology has combined with mobile to bring affordable renewable power to remote communities in Mozambique and elsewhere.

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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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Kenya pursues foreign investors for infrastructure projects

Kenya has ambitious plans to grow its economy and is targeting foreign investors for its multibillion-dollar projects. 

Tunisia continues eight-year FDI decline

Tunisia’s in-bound FDI has been declining steadily in recent years, down 89.29% since 2008.

How Lekki Free Zone's refinery will transform Nigeria's oil industry

Nigeria's oil and gas industry has long been rich in resources but poor on logistics, organisation and infrastructure. However, the new Dangote Industries refinery located in the south-west quarter of Lekki Free Zone, due for completion in 2017, looks set to transform the country's energy landscape. 

A head start: Crown Natures looks to dominate African cap and hat market

Frustrated by the absence of cap manufacturers in Nigeria, Crown Natures CEO Omolara Aromolaran founded the company to fill a gap in the market. Now she is using her Lekki Free Zone base to take her product to the rest of African and beyond.

Global Goals will fail without climate pact

Professor Sir Gordon Conway talks to This Is Africa about why a binding climate agreement at COP21 in December will be essential to fulfilling the new UN-led Sustainable Development Goals.

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