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Saving DRC’s mining law reform
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Saving DRC’s mining law reform

Dissatisfaction with the Congo’s politics is closely linked to frustrations with how poorly the government has managed the mining sector. The country’s leaders should take note.

Conflict targets mining sector in financially troubled Mozambique
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Conflict targets mining sector in financially troubled Mozambique

Militant attacks targeting the mining sector are compounding financial problems that could lead to a sovereign default.

MTN versus Nigeria teaser
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MTN versus Nigeria

MTN’s misadventures in Nigeria have become a cautionary tale for multinationals and governments in the region - but for which side remains to be seen.

Alphamin
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Risky business: Alphamin’s DRC mining gamble

Drawn by rich tin deposits, a Western mining company is looking to set up operations in an unlikely corner of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Can they pull it off?

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.

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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