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African film.
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Nollywood: The new business of African film

2014 may be the year the African film industry breaks out of its niche.

DRC infrastructure.
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Company linked to Israeli billionaire to partner with construction giant on DRC infrastructure

Israeli billionaire Dan Gertler has a long history of investing in the country, but his DRC interests are under scrutiny for their lack of transparency.

Turkish President Abdullah Gul.
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Turkey comes to East Africa

Turkish businesses and investors are keen on east Africa, but competition with China and opaque deals might dampen their drive.

oil pipeline head.
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Succeeding where the oil multinationals couldn’t

The success of Nigerian exploration and production company Seplat's $1.9bn IPO indicates that smaller, indigenous companies may be better equipped than the majors to deal with the particular challenges that onshore oil operations in the volatile Niger Delta present.

President Robert Mugabe.
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Zimbabwe backtracks on indigenisation as ZANU-PF succession battles heat up

While the news that wholesale enforcement of laws requiring 51 percent indigenous ownership of foreign assets will not be happening immediately might allow businesses operating in Zimbabwe to breath a sigh of relief, there is no indication that the shift will be a permanent one as ruling party factions fight for the country’s political future.

 Kenya’s emerging.
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Rewriting the rules for Kenya’s emerging energy economy

Across Kenya, drilling activity and investment in oil and gas discoveries is on the rise, and the regulatory landscape is also taking shape - but is it up to the task?

The poorest rich country.
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The poorest rich country around

Nigeria’s rebased GDP, making it the biggest economy in Africa, is a better number - but not necessarily a perfect one.

General Al-Sisi.
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Egypt's business class backs military head

Egypt's business community is looking favourably on the prospect of former military chief Field Marshal Abdel Fattah el-Sisi soon becoming president.

EU-Africa Summit.
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EU-Africa summit light on deliverables as key trade agreement falls through

Under the shadow of the breakdown of another round of trade talks with western African trade bloc ECOWAS, the fourth annual EU-Africa summit wrapped up in Brussels last week.

Oil refinery Nigeria.
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In Nigeria’s latest oil corruption scandal, business as usual prevails

As Nigeria’s economy is rocked by the fallout of accusations that the national oil company has stolen billions from federal accounts, the likelihood that the government will dig into oil accounts, as promised, looks dim.

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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