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Africa’s catalytic agricultural innovations

As the continent awaits its agricultural revolution, This is Africa looks at the cutting edge ideas which could make the difference

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Interview: Akinwumi Adesina, Minister of Agriculture, Nigeria

Nigeria’s agriculture minister on the country’s historical failures, and a reform agenda to push Nigeria into the big league of agriculture producers

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Fixing Africa’s land ownership issues

Poor land governance systems are one of the biggest challenges to African development, but the problem is not insurmountable

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Cotton trade: The road not taken

Africa’s cotton producers need to re-think their approach to trade inequalities, with compensation mechanisms through the WTO - such as those offered by the US to Brazil - offering a positive route

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Managing Africa’s migration challenge

High rates of migration between African countries are putting pressure on governments to implement policies that better integrate those individuals

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The post-2015 report: Good news for Africa

The report submitted by the high-level panel on a post-2015 development agenda has outlined an impressive vision. Now, the hard work begins

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Africa’s music industry grows to its own beat

Africa’s music business is booming, led by Nigeria, and data on its contribution to growth are starting to emerge

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Interview: Strive Masiyiwa

“Some of the resource agreements are lopsided and are not being negotiated properly. There needs to be greater transparency in the way that they are negotiated for the benefit of the people”

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Inequality rises in resource rich countries: Africa Progress Panel

The APP highlights shady corporate practice as inequality in resource rich countries shows little sign of budging

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Africa's bond rush: Handle with care

African governments must use bond revenues to address critical growth constraints, while global conditions are in their favour.

Investing in frontier Africa

Investors are flocking to Africa's large and established economies. But the opportunities go much further. This is Africa speaks to Paddy Docherty, CEO of Phoenix Africa, to discuss his experience launching an agricultural investment in Sierra Leone.

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