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Addis Ababa light rail
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Transparent offshore finance can support Africa’s development

Jurisdictions with transparency and strong legal frameworks are precisely those which can best ensure that capital flows most efficiently to where it is needed.

Mont Orgueil Castle, Jersey
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Offshore interests not aligned with Africa's development agenda

Offshore financial centres can help curb illicit flows by exchanging tax information and providing transparent beneficial ownership information.

St Helier harbour, Jersey
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Offshore finance centres are catalysts for capital flow, not flight

Jersey and other offshore banking centres do not facilitate capital flight out of Africa - they offer certainty for investors in risky places.

Africa 2015 growth
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Africa’s 2015 growth second only to Asia: IMF

Africa will continue to record strong growth in 2015 but at a slower pace than last year, according to new IMF forecasts.

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari
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A new president – but no individual can stop corruption in Nigeria

Corporate corruption is the most damaging feature of Nigeria’s economy. Can a new president’s campaign to root out an entrenched system succeed?

Elsie Kanza
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Looking back to move forward: An interview with Elsie Kanza, Head of Africa, World Economic Forum

“As a fast-growing continent, [Africa] expects to add another billion to the work force, which would make it larger than China and India combined. That is a huge, daunting challenge.” 

Knowledge economy
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Business can help build Africa’s knowledge economy

As the World Bank cuts growth forecasts for Africa, it has never been more important for African countries to take action so they can compete in the global knowledge economy.

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.

Thurston small
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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?

Tanzania foreign workers
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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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