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Crackdown on corruption sparks resurgence in violence in Niger Delta - Getty
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Crackdown on corruption sparks resurgence in violence in Niger Delta

As Nigeria’s new government cracks down on corruption, some oil region militants are hitting back after finding themselves in the Buhari administration's crosshairs.

Revenues rise as tax systems across Africa evolve - Getty
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Revenues rise as tax systems across Africa evolve

Tax revenues in many African countries are rising, reflecting government efforts to maximise and mobilise domestic resources.

Algeria: Bunkering down in a bad neighbourhood - Getty
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Algeria: Bunkering down in a bad neighbourhood

A prolonged succession crisis and a swelling military budget hint at growing insecurity for Algeria.

Fighting sexual violence in the DRC - Getty
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Fighting sexual violence in the DRC

With the defeat of rebel forces in 2013 and a subsequent return to peace, the DRC now has the opportunity and responsibility to combat sexual violence.

Ugandan pipeline decision
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Regional politics hijack Uganda’s oil pipeline decision

What was originally a commercial decision to open energy markets in landlocked Uganda has moved into the political realm, with different parties backing different plans.

Investor appetite for emerging market renewables rises - Getty
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Investor appetite for emerging market renewables rises

Compared to developed markets, such as Europe, there are far fewer barriers to commerciality for renewable energy projects in Africa.

London court rules against Djibouti president - Getty
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London court rules against Djibouti president

A three-year legal battle in London backfires on president Ismail Guelleh ahead of next month’s election.

Africa’s mobile subscriptions grow fastest globally - Getty
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Africa’s mobile subscriptions grow fastest globally

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

Mozambique: Kickstarting an ailing economy - Getty
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Mozambique: Kickstarting an ailing economy

Mozambique is currently beset by economic woes, but there is hope if President Nyusi can reform and plug the financial gaps left by his predecessor.

Randgold’s grand plans for Congo - Getty
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Randgold’s grand plans for DRC

Randgold’s CEO tells TIA about his plans to expand the company’s profitable gold mining operations in one of the world’s most challenging regions.

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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