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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.

Getting remittances right
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Getting remittances right for Africa’s unbanked

Remittances to Africa are a growing source of capital. Why are banks closing the accounts of money transfer companies, foreign embassies, Muslim charities and NGOs?

Johannesburg skyline
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South Africa still leads on foreign investment

As oil dependent nations continue to struggle with low prices, South Africa remains the region’s top destination for foreign investment.

Ghana budget
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Ghana’s two speed budget

Ghana’s fiscal crisis shows that the benefits of enacting rules for oil revenues are lost if the broader budget is not managed with the same aims.

Habre trial
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Habre on trial: Justice interrupted?

The trial of Chad’s former ruler in Senegal is the first time a universal jurisdiction case is proceeding in Africa - but the process has been marred by delays.

Africa 2015 growth
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Africa’s 2015 growth second only to Asia: IMF

Africa will continue to record strong growth in 2015 but at a slower pace than last year, according to new IMF forecasts.

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari
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A new president – but no individual can stop corruption in Nigeria

Corporate corruption is the most damaging feature of Nigeria’s economy. Can a new president’s campaign to root out an entrenched system succeed?

Commercial service exports in decline
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Africa’s commercial service exports in decline

Africa is the only region in the world to experience a negative growth in commercial services exports, according to new statistics from the World Trade Organisation.

Thurston small
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In Nigeria, Buhari’s likely balancing acts on corruption

 Nigeria’s president-elect swept to power on the promise to clean up corruption - but can he do it without alienating allies?

Tanzania foreign workers
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Tanzania to restrict foreign workers through new law

Tanzania’s parliament is set to implement stringent new employment regulations to curb the number of foreign workers in the country.

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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