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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.

Conway small
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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.

Nail in coffin of Egyptian tourism
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Another nail in the coffin of Egypt tourism

Egypt's ministry of tourism is in crisis after the Egyptian army mistakenly killed 12 in a tour group. The attack will not help the ailing sector.

Fixing Africa’s power politics
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Fixing Africa’s power politics

In order to fix Africa’s chronic electricity shortages, leaders need to think creatively and take on the rent-seeking networks that have grown around utilities.

Mobile technology on the Ebola frontlines
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Mobile technology on the Ebola frontlines

Since the response to the Ebola epidemic in west Africa began, mobile phone based health technology has been on the frontlines.

Borderless trade
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Building a future of borderless trade

Africa’s intra-regional trade networks are underdeveloped, but new laws and investments target its expansion.

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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