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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.

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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?

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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.

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Nigeria: Following elections, all eyes set on the Niger Delta

After Nigeria’s landmark elections, incoming president Muhammadu Buhari’s handling of the volatile, oil rich Niger Delta region may prove the linchpin to his success.

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Mozambique enjoys year-on-year growth in FDI

Inward FDI into Mozambique has shown year-on-year growth between 2009 and 2014.

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Religion, geopolitics and power along the River Jordan

A project to rehabilitate the River Jordan is a powerful symbol of cooperation between diverse groups in a place too often associated with conflict

Countering extremists
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To counter extremists, global community must know what it stands for

To build a global coalition to inoculate against extremism, we need to go beyond the common portrayal of counter-extremism as solely a reactive, hard power or security issue.

Countering extremism on social media
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If Isis is doing it, so must we: Countering extremism on social media

Groups such as Isis are fighting hard for the hearts and minds of our young people through social media – we must do the same.

China-Ethiopia Relations
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The evolution of China-Ethiopia relations

Chinese direct investment in Ethiopia barely existed at the beginning of the century; it reached $1bn by 2014. Those ties are set to keep growing.

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Egypt pitches sub-Saharan Africa on revitalised ties

Egypt has made efforts to rehabilitate its image as an African state. That sales pitch may be working with its sub-Saharan neighbours.

Bringing Islamic finance to the AfDB

African Development Bank (AfDB) presidential candidate Birama Boubacar Sidibe talks to TIA about building regional markets and bringing his Islamic finance experience to the bank.

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