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African countries slide in press freedom rankings

African countries slide in press freedom rankings

It has been a bad year for the fourth estate across much of Africa, with 37 African countries falling in the rankings of the 2017 World Press Freedom Index.

African region boosts human development scores

African region boosts human development scores

Forty-three African states witnessed an improvement in their Human Development Index scores through 2016, with only four experiencing a decrease on the previous year.

Across Africa, 3 in 4 countries improve business environment

Across Africa, 3 in 4 countries improve business environment

Forty African states have seen improvement in their ease of doing business ranking in the 2017 report, according to the World Bank.

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Star economies shine amid gloomy Africa outlook- IMF

Star economies shine amid gloomy Africa outlook: IMF

Conflict and low commodity prices will slow overall growth for Africa significantly in 2016, but Côte d'Ivoire and Tanzania are among the global best performers

South Africa, Tunisia and Botswana best in Africa for entrepreneurs - Getty

South Africa, Tunisia and Botswana best in Africa for entrepreneurs

New data shows these economies are making the greatest improvements to supporting African entrepreneurship.

Africa’s mobile subscriptions grow fastest globally - Getty

Africa’s mobile subscriptions grow fastest globally

Biggest gains in mobile connectivity are in Mozambique, Democratic Republic of the Congo and Ethiopia.

Despite Headwinds, Some Bright Spots for African Miners - Getty

Despite headwinds, some bright spots for African miners

As the African Mining Indaba opens in Cape Town, South Africa, Analyse Africa breaks down the winners and losers in the sector in the new economic climate.

Africa outperforms global economy - Getty

Africa outperforms global economy despite downward revisions

New IMF figures show that Africa continues to outperform other world regions despite falling commodity prices and rising conflict risks in 2015.

Ease of doing business - Getty

Uganda, Kenya lead on better ease of doing business

Uganda has shown marked improvements in its business environment following a spate of reforms. However, the region still lags globally in the rankings.

Rwanda gains

Rwanda leads on child, maternal mortality gains

As the legacy of the Millennium Development Goals framework is debated, health outcome targets show steady improvement across Africa between 1990 and 2013.

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