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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

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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Algeria to invest in energy exports, capitalise on EU-Russia rift

Algeria hopes to rival Russia as Europe's energy supplier of choice, with massive state investment in both hydrocarbons and renewable energy.

Ebola in Nigeria.
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WHO, experts debate response to Ebola spread

As Ebola spreads across west Africa, experimental treatments raise ethical questions and prospects for unexpected windfalls for obscure pharma companies.

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US - Africa business ties boosted by private equity surge

High-level partnership between Nigeria’s Aliko Dangote and US private equity giants fuels commercial interest in the continent

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Bitcoin in Africa: Leapfrogging the currency market?

Bitcoin, a kind of alternative digital currency that enables instant, anonymous money transfers using peer-to-peer technology, has stirred up interest in leading financial markets such as the United States and China.

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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