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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.

The saga of the ‘tuna bonds’ continues
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Mozambique’s tuna bond exchange: No panacea

The saga of the ‘tuna bonds’ continues, with Moody’s downgrading not only the issuing company but the creditworthiness of Mozambique as a result.

Africa’s animation industry gains global audience - Triggerfish
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Africa’s animation industry gains global audience

Africa is home to a growing number of its own animation studios. This nascent industry is proving popular across the continent and is beginning to make global inroads.

Huawei looks to Africa to cut network deals - teaser
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Huawei looks to Africa to cut network deals

Undaunted by the slowdown at home in China, telecoms giant Huawei looks to grow its African footprint through broadband networks and smartphone sales.

Wishful thinking: Kenya’s  infrastructure pitch - Getty
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Wishful thinking: Kenya’s infrastructure pitch

LAPPSET transport corridor bosses are pitching investors an overly rosy picture.

Malls spring up in Algeria - Getty
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Malls spring up in Algeria

Though small and informal groceries still dominate Algeria’s retail sector, modern large format malls have recently begun to sprout up across the north African country.

South Africa’s new investment law - Getty
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South Africa’s new investment law: Safe hands?

South Africa’s new investment protection act affords foreign investors equal legal footing with domestic ones, but strips away access to international dispute resolution.

Malawi to explore oil, gas - Getty
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Malawi to explore oil, gas despite low price

Despite the oil price plunge, Malawi’s government remains confident that world markets will have an appetite for what they have to offer.

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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