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Cargo drones in Africa: Going the last mile?

Drones are a controversial topic when it comes to national security - but cargo drone are tipped to be an exciting area of innovation for Africa.

Strive Masiyiwa
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Transaction banking is dead: Econet Wireless founder

Zimbabwean telecoms mogul Strive Masiyiwa is not interested in playing nice with the banks.

London Stock Exchange
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London eyes dual listings on west African capital markets

London Stock Exchange is pushing for dual listings with West African regional exchange.

Angola economy
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Angola's economy: In deep water

A low oil price and uncertainty over future exploration projects – with existing oil fields rapidly drying up – is raising questions about the future of its oil-reliant economy.

Woori Bank
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South Korean bank partners to support growing Africa ties

South Korean investment and trade with Africa has increased exponentially over the past decade, paralleling in other Asia-Africa ties. Banks are catching up.

Building bridges
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Building Bridges: In search of solutions for Africa’s infrastructure gap

Could the rapidly expanding pool of domestic savings be the key to Africa’s infrastructure deficit?

Navigating risk in Africa
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Navigating risk in Africa: Treaties, courts and arbitration

Despite challenges, foreign investors are unlikely to want to put the brake on their growth plans for Africa. Knowing how to resolve disputes will be key.

Mozambique FDI - Small
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Mozambique enjoys year-on-year growth in FDI

Inward FDI into Mozambique has shown year-on-year growth between 2009 and 2014.

Real estate - Small
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Under construction: Urbanisation, population growth fuel African real estate

Expectations for African demographic growth coupled with rapid urbanisation is attracting global real estate investment.

African graduates teaser
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In Nigeria, university degrees can lead to poverty

Employers are increasingly demand academic qualifications as a proxy for skills. In Nigeria, this fuels the false dream that a bachelor’s degree is a stepping stone to a good job.

Bringing Islamic finance to the AfDB

African Development Bank (AfDB) presidential candidate Birama Boubacar Sidibe talks to TIA about building regional markets and bringing his Islamic finance experience to the bank.

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