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Chairman of ARM Patrice Motsepe
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African Rainbow Minerals out ahead of the pack

The South African miner is outperforming competitors and benefits from its Black Economic Empowerment status amid South Africa’s turbulent politics.

Big Data in Africa- Is Africa ready?
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Big Data: Is Africa ready?

As the digital revolution rolls across the region, Big Data is here to stay. Are Africa’s businesses equipped to capitalise on it?

Banks vs startups Who leads Africas fintech innovation teaser
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Banks vs startups: Who leads Africa’s fintech innovation?

Often slow to come up with new digital products, banks are eyeing Africa’s innovative fintech startups for answers. But can upstarts with an agenda to disrupt mesh well with incumbents?

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?

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