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African states have been involved in close to a hundred international arbitrations with foreign investors. More investment claims have been settled than upheld and more claims have been rejected than upheld.
Africa is not creating enough jobs to absorb the 10 to 12 million young people entering its labour markets each year
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Growing security risks across North and West Africa bring to light the unintended consequences of the Arab Spring
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Interview with Elsie Kanza, Director and Head of Africa World Economic Forum, speaks to Lanre Akinola, Editor of This Is Africa, ahead of WEF 2013. Visit www.thisisafricaonline.com/wef for more exclusive coverage of the World Economic Forum in Cape Town from May 8 - 10.
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