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Challenges ahead for North African solar export

As North Africa’s solar investments begin to pay off, building an export industry connected to Europe faces obstacles from lack of regional integration.

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Mozambique resists cronyism in gas licensing

As companies vie to access Mozambique’s vast gas resources, the country has, for now,  dispelled fears that the Nyusi administration will descend into crony capitalism.

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Africa expansion drives SAB Miller, AB InBev mega-merger

Strong investor confidence in many African markets is fuelling a rise in M&A activity and multinational power plays.

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Egypt’s fig leaf elections keep business elite on side

Egypt’s flawed elections will placate international scrutiny while giving the domestic business elite enough of a say to mollify them as the military consolidates power.

Strongman politics
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Mixed blessings for investors in end of strongman politics

Social change is never without turbulence, and investors may find the going more difficult without the short-term stability a strongman can provide.

Africa’s tech movement gets political
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Africa’s tech movement gets political

Africa’s tech scene and improving ICT infrastructure are connecting citizens and producing a new IT business constituency. These forces are altering the political landscape.

Rwanda gains
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Rwanda leads on child, maternal mortality gains

As the legacy of the Millennium Development Goals framework is debated, health outcome targets show steady improvement across Africa between 1990 and 2013.

Ethiopian farming
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Ethiopia: Agriculture investment curbs inequality rises

Ethiopia’s rapid growth is serving as a counterpoint to the trope that high inequality is a necessary offshoot of rapid economic growth.

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Africa’s farmers at a climate crossroads

Failure to close the financing gap for climate mitigation and adaptation could roll back gains in poverty reduction for Africa’s farmers. This is avoidable.

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South Africa: Gold miners class action heads to high court

Miners with debilitating lung disease silicosis are looking to bring a class action lawsuit against gold mining companies on an unprecedented scale for South Africa.

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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