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

CIB looks to increase Egypt's financial inclusion

Commercial International Bank’s digital innovations fit into the Egyptian government’s strategy of financial inclusiveness. James King looks at how the bank is making them work.

Africa's microfinance revolution

Technological advances are enabling microfinance providers in Africa to find new ways of doing more business at a lower cost. This, combined with a wave of fintech developments in this sector across the region, is transforming the continent's banking landscape. James King reports.

Angola’s sovereign wealth fund aims to boost non-oil investment

As part of Angola’s diversification efforts, its sovereign wealth fund is working to boost non-oil sectors of the country's economy by investing at home and abroad in diverse assets. James King reports.

Algeria’s private banks look to retail market as liquidity dries up

Private banks in Algeria have until now been highly profitable, as the energy-rich country was awash with liquidity. But a government that failed to hedge its hydrocarbon wealth against a price drop is now cutting public spending and tightening trade finance rules, driving private banks to rethink their business strategy. Richard Nield reports.

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Articles from fDi Intelligence

Kenyan FDI has record year in 2015

Kenya is now second only to South Africa in the continent’s FDI ranking thanks to its best year since fDi Markets records began.

Oil slump forces Saudi Arabia into diversification drive

As oil prices remain low, Saudi Arabia is making plans to diversify its economy. However, this is no small task in a country that takes 91% of its export earnings from hydrocarbons. Natasha Turak looks at how its rulers are aiming to make the move from oil.

South Africa trade minister seeks a more integrated Africa

Rob Davies, South Africa's minister of trade and industry, tells Courtney Fingar how the country's renowned reputation in the motor industry and renewable energy is being used to spearhead its FDI policy, and why he has high hopes for greater African integration when it comes to trade.

BRICS-Africa trade down

Opportunities remain in agriculture and manufacturing

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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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