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Nigeria election delay
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Nigeria: On the verge of political crisis?

A six week delay to volatile elections in Nigeria is further denting confidence in an economy already on a downward turn.

Zambia copper
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Zambia copper disputes reflect wider unease in African mining

The ‘supercycle’ is over and miners globally are looking to cut back some $20bn - at odds with the Zambian government’s efforts to to take a greater share in mining profits.

Church apps teaser
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Church business goes digital in Africa

Africa has the world’s fastest growing Christian population, and now churches are reaching out to followers through digital apps.

Shell Cawtharine channels at Awoba in the Niger Delta
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Shell’s Niger Delta settlement could bring more claims

Oil major Shell settled a spill claim with Nigeria’s Bodo community for a record $83.2m. Could more cases be in the offing?

Obuasi
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Gold price rout sparks fears for mining operations across Africa

Amid falling mineral prices, mining communities suffer and government budgets tighten as miners shutter operations.

Nigeria currency teaser
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Nigeria: Currency instability could raise election stakes

Nigeria’s embattled currency, the naira, has continued to slide on the back of low oil prices, closing at record intra-day lows against the dollar, even as the central bank intervenes.

Smartphone eye scan
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Smartphone boom on the horizon for sub-Saharan Africa

Fifty percent of sub-Saharan Africa’s population will be mobile phone users by 2020, and higher tech smartphones will play a big role in this next chapter of the continent’s mobile story.

Zambia small
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In Zambia, death of president ratchets up fears for mining sector

The political transition following the passing of Zambia’s president seems likely to be relatively smooth, but new leadership may be tempted to lean on miners for revenue.

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US shale oil revolution shakes up African markets

Oil sales from Africa to the US are falling, with Nigerian exports taking the biggest hit.

Zuma small
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Perception risks from Ebola may hurt Africa’s economies

Could alarmist narratives about the Ebola epidemic damaging the region’s economies more than the disease itself?

Interview with Lord Michael Hastings

Lord Michael Hastings sits down with This Is Africa to talk about the Millennium Villages projects he has helped to spearhead across Africa.

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