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WHO, experts debate response to Ebola spread

As Ebola spreads across west Africa, experimental treatments raise ethical questions and prospects for unexpected windfalls for obscure pharma companies.

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US - Africa business ties boosted by private equity surge

High-level partnership between Nigeria’s Aliko Dangote and US private equity giants fuels commercial interest in the continent

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BRICS bank to focus on infrastructure gap

The new BRICS development bank will look to fund infrastructure projects across the developing world - and to provide a counterweight to western development institutions.

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Closing Africa’s agricultural yield gap

 Increasing agricultural productivity across Africa requires investing in both the technology and the services needed to reach smallholder farmers.

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Bitcoin in Africa: Leapfrogging the currency market?

Bitcoin, a kind of alternative digital currency that enables instant, anonymous money transfers using peer-to-peer technology, has stirred up interest in leading financial markets such as the United States and China.

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Girls’ education in Africa: The private sphere and the private sector

When you add it all up, girls’ education offers a return on investment that compounds over time.

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GCC FDI on course to break two-year downturn

Following two consecutive years of declining investment, FDI into the Gulf Co-operation Council appears to be making a recovery in 2014.

View from Middle East and Africa: can Africa feed the Middle East?

Middle Eastern countries are increasingly turning to African agriculture to solve their food shortages. However, concerns have been raised over the one-sidedness of these deals.

Bringing it back home: putting the diaspora to work

A diaspora has long been an invaluable source of income to those in developing countries. But channelling this capital into public projects that will benefit the country in the long term is a difficult task, and one which only a few are experiencing notable success in.

South Africa's intellectual property developments – heading in the wrong direction?

South Africa is changing its intellectual property laws, a move that experts from research firm Pugatch Consilium argue will narrow access to medical treatments and harm the country's investment attractiveness in the pharmaceuticals sphere.

GSK's new Africa strategy: Volume for impact

Pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline's vice president for East Africa, Allan Pamba, talks to This Is Africa about the company's outlook on the continent's shifting healthcare needs.

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