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Brexit and Africa: Into uncharted territory

 As the UK prepares to leave the EU, widespread speculation continues as to what the ripple effects will be globally - and for African economies.

With support from DFID, Mercy Corps is working with communities and private sector actors in Nigeria to promote stability and increase access to economic opportunity © Corinna Robbins for Mercy Corps
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After Brexit: Shockwaves beyond UK shores

Economic shocks to the UK will likely hit aid and remittance flows to Africa, while a more inward-looking UK may no longer lead on development and humanitarian issues.

Zimbabwe after Mugabe - Getty
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Zimbabwe: After Mugabe

Zimbabwe is beginning to look beyond the long rule of president Robert Mugabe. But does any potential successor have the appetite to take on needed radical reforms?

Anti-poaching tech takes on Africa’s poaching crisis - Getty
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Technology takes on Africa’s poaching crisis

In 2015 alone 1,175 rhinos were poached in South Africa. Conservationists and rangers across Africa are looking to innovative technologies to combat the crisis.

AfDB president warns against Africa’s rising debt - Getty
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AfDB president warns against Africa’s rising debt

 During the commodities supercycle, African sovereigns tapped international debt markets for the first. Now, they are harder to repay.

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.

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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