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South Africa still leads on foreign investment

As oil dependent nations continue to struggle with low prices, South Africa remains the region’s top destination for foreign investment.

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Ghana’s two speed budget

Ghana’s fiscal crisis shows that the benefits of enacting rules for oil revenues are lost if the broader budget is not managed with the same aims.

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Building a future of borderless trade

Africa’s intra-regional trade networks are underdeveloped, but new laws and investments target its expansion.

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Habre on trial: Justice interrupted?

The trial of Chad’s former ruler in Senegal is the first time a universal jurisdiction case is proceeding in Africa - but the process has been marred by delays.

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Amid fanfare, Egypt inaugurates Suez Canal expansion

As Egypt unveiled an $8.2bn expansion of the Suez Canal, critics question whether the upgrade can bring all the benefits the Sisi administration claims.

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The limits of Agoa in South Africa

Fifteen years after it was first signed, South Africa’s access to US markets through the Agoa trade agreement has done little to dampen rampant unemployment.

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Talking failure: Africa's new startup trend

Beneath the euphoria about homegrown African innovations, the realities of high burn rates and lack of funds are setting in. For many veterans entrepreneurs, franker discussions of failure are the order of the day.

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Health is worth the investment – for government and business

Health is just one goal among the proposed 17 Sustainable Development Goals, but it is the golden thread that underpins all other aims.

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African textile sector welcomes US trade agreement extension

The renewal of Agoa, a major US trade programme, raises hopes for the expansion of textile and apparel manufacturing in Africa

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Uganda pushes towards first oil despite low price environment

Despite moves by major energy companies to cut more than $100bn in spending on new projects worldwide, Uganda pushes ahead on licensing with the goal of producing first oil by 2018.

Graça Machel on women's empowerment in Africa

Graça Machel talks to This Is Africa about her work empowering women across Africa and globally on the side of the 2015 Skoll World Forum.

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