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Wishful thinking: Kenya’s  infrastructure pitch - Getty
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Wishful thinking: Kenya’s infrastructure pitch

LAPPSET transport corridor bosses are pitching investors an overly rosy picture.

Malls spring up in Algeria - Getty
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Malls spring up in Algeria

Though small and informal groceries still dominate Algeria’s retail sector, modern large format malls have recently begun to sprout up across the north African country.

South Africa’s new investment law - Getty
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South Africa’s new investment law: Safe hands?

South Africa’s new investment protection act affords foreign investors equal legal footing with domestic ones, but strips away access to international dispute resolution.

Malawi to explore oil, gas - Getty
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Malawi to explore oil, gas despite low price

Despite the oil price plunge, Malawi’s government remains confident that world markets will have an appetite for what they have to offer.

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.

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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.

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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