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Kenya turns hopes to mineral finds
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Kenyan hopes turn to mineral finds

Kenya’s much-touted oil finds are not proving as large as hoped, so the government has turned its attention to developing the mining sector to bolster revenues.

Nigerian agri-tech platform connects farmers to local investors
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Nigerian agri-tech platform connects farmers to local investors

Farmcrowdy is trying to fix smallholder farming in Nigeria by connecting farmers to investors directly

Investment in Africa’s tech startups on the rise
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Investment in Africa’s tech start-ups on the rise

Tech start-ups across Africa raised $129m in investor funding in 2016. Fintech led the way.

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.

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