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Tourism in Nigeria- Slow burn
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Tourism in Nigeria: Slow burn

Despite sinking oil revenues, a struggling currency and a deepening recession, Nigeria has more hotels under construction than any other African nation. Who will fill them?

Africa’s spending to top $5.6tn by 2025- McKinsey
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Africa’s spending to top $5.6tn by 2025: McKinsey

The management consulting firm also forecasts the continent will become the world’s second-fastest growing region after Asia over the next five years.

Algeria's budget crisis curbs Chinese building boom
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Algeria's budget crisis curbs Chinese building boom

Chinese firms have won billions in government infrastructure contracts in the past 15 years, but are starting to feel the pinch of Algeria's economic downturn as oil prices crash.

E-health shakes up Africa’s healthcare systems - Getty
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E-health shakes up Africa’s healthcare systems

Innovative online and mobile solutions aim to change the face of healthcare across Africa. However, challenges remain as they look to scale up.

Startups tackle urban Africa's traffic nightmares teaser
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Startups tackle urban Africa's traffic nightmares

Innovative companies are looking to take on traffic congestion, safety, and emissions problems in Africa’s rapidly urbanising cities through mobile technology.

A woman herds her goats at Metheuwan, Kanamkemer location at the outskirts of Lodwar town teaser
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Oil fuels illegal land rush in Kenya’s north

Since the discovery of oil in Turkana county in 2012, the value of land has skyrocketed and land cartels have descended in numbers.

Africa’s middle class: Anemic growth? Getty
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Africa’s middle class: Anaemic growth?

Businesses are quick to talk about targeting Africa’s ‘growing’ middle class, but new estimates claim this segment only increased by 400,000 individuals despite a decade of high growth. 

Big firms eye Africa's untapped insurance market - Getty
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Big firms eye Africa's untapped insurance market

Insurance markets in the developed world are highly mature and intensely competitive. Forays into Africa’s dynamic, underserved markets is becoming increasingly alluring.

Co-working spreads in north Africa
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Co-working spreads in north Africa

Algeria’s first co-working spaces opened in 2016, while other shared office spaces are expanding across the Maghreb.

Chinese immigrants in Africa
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Despite slowdown, China’s migrants rooted in Africa

Despite China’s slowdown and the end of the commodities super-cycle that powered initial waves of Chinese immigration to Africa, many are choosing to stay on.

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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