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E-finance in Nigeria: Slow to grow - Getty
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E-finance in Nigeria: Slow to grow

In Nigeria, digital finance has huge commercial potential but has not taken off compared to neighbours like Kenya. Why the hold up?

Smart move: Selling Barclays Africa - Getty
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Smart move: Selling Barclays Africa

Despite headwinds, the business case for a Barclays Africa sale is strong, and indicates the deepening of regional markets with an appetite for transactions on this scale.

Kenya’s tourism sector set to recover - Getty
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Kenya’s tourism sector set to recover

Though still vulnerable to shocks from security incidents, the country’s $1bn a year tourism industry looks set for recovery in 2016.

Nigerian naira being counted in an exchange office
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Nigeria will devalue in 2016, say S&P

African sovereigns are looking at a tough year ahead, with Nigeria all but guaranteed to devalue its currency.

Sharing economy - Getty
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Sharing economy takes off in Africa

Global on-demand brands like Airbnb and Uber see a goldmine of opportunity in the continent’s fast growing, tech-forward population.

Netflix in Africa
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Netflix in Africa: Not dominant yet

The arrival of internet TV service Netflix in Africa has been greeted sanguinely by local competitors. That could change as the company adapts.

African debt crisis to hit ease of doing business in 2016 - Getty
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African debt crisis to hit ease of doing business in 2016

Foreign companies seeking opportunities in Africa will face severe constraints as governments seek to address their mounting debt burdens.

Angola’s dollar shortage deepens - Getty
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Angola’s dollar shortage deepens

Plummeting oil prices are pushing the kwanza, Angola's currency, to record lows. Black market exchanges are stepping into the breach.

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Risks ahead for DRC’s booming real estate market

Fears that President Kabila may not step down at the end of his term in 2016 are prompting investors to hold back, limiting the fast growing real estate sector.

Nigeria’s currency defence cripples SMEs - Getty
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Nigeria’s currency defence cripples SMEs

Far from supporting local manufacturing and industry - a stated government objective - the administration’s recent policies risk crippling small businesses instead.

Consolidating Africa's banks

Arnold Ekpe talks to This is Africa about the logic of consolidating banks in many of the region's markets.

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