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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.

Maybank Islamic.
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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.

1000 naira bills.
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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.

Soldiers walks.
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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

SAFRICA ECONOMY GROWTH.
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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.

EGYPT POLITICS ECONOMY FUEL PRICE.
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Egypt to swap debt for more debt to keep energy companies on side

Egypt has accrued large debts to international oil and gas companies - and now plans to pay them off by borrowing even more.

man counts money.
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Business flounders amid Zimbabwe’s liquidity crunch

Zimbabwe is struggling to balance its books - and keep businesses from fleeing - as the consequences of farm nationalisation and expropriation policies come full circle

oil infrastructures.
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China and Chad rifts deepen over oil licenses, spill allegations

A resurgent Chadian government is taking China’s state-owned oil company to task over allegations of environmental damages.

US - Africa Leaders Summit.
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As Africa grapples with illicit flows, US agenda equivocates

As illicit flows out of Africa grow, the US is still of two minds on reforms despite strong statements.

GSK's new Africa strategy: Volume for impact

Pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline's vice president for East Africa, Allan Pamba, talks to This Is Africa about the company's outlook on the continent's shifting healthcare needs.

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Gauging the state of sustainable business practice in Africa.

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