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Nigeria: Currency instability could raise election stakes

Nigeria’s embattled currency, the naira, has continued to slide on the back of low oil prices, closing at record intra-day lows against the dollar, even as the central bank intervenes.

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Smartphone boom on the horizon for sub-Saharan Africa

Fifty percent of sub-Saharan Africa’s population will be mobile phone users by 2020, and higher tech smartphones will play a big role in this next chapter of the continent’s mobile story.

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In Zambia, death of president ratchets up fears for mining sector

The political transition following the passing of Zambia’s president seems likely to be relatively smooth, but new leadership may be tempted to lean on miners for revenue.

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US shale oil revolution shakes up African markets

Oil sales from Africa to the US are falling, with Nigerian exports taking the biggest hit.

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Perception risks from Ebola may hurt Africa’s economies

Could alarmist narratives about the Ebola epidemic damaging the region’s economies more than the disease itself?

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Mobile money: The next generation

The concept of mobile savings accounts is starting to pick up momentum across Africa. If it continues, it could make life a lot easier for borrowers too.

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South Africa issues Africa’s first dollar-denominated sukuk

South Africa’s oversubscribed first Islamic bond offering catches the interest of Gulf state and Asian investors.

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Safety in numbers?

Africa’s rich are rising, but their ‘nest eggs’ funds are moving outside the continent faster than ever.

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South Africa fears for business interests, water supply in Lesotho ‘coup’

 As Lesotho’s prime minister flees, South Africa is weighing options to protect cross-border interests

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South Africa avoids recession, but loses momentum

Africa’s second-largest economy has rallied just enough to avoid recession following the end of mining strikes, but outlook remains tepid and politically fractious.

Interview with Lord Michael Hastings

Lord Michael Hastings sits down with This Is Africa to talk about the Millennium Villages projects he has helped to spearhead across Africa.

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