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Cost of living for expats soars in Africa’s rising oil capitals

Prices in Luanda, Angola’s capital, are the stuff of legend.

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Oil companies divided over Libya’s future

Oil companies are finding it harder to make the case for investment in Libya

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Angola levies consumption tax on oil groups

Petroleum companies are denied exemption on consumption tax, exposing them to costs of 10 percent

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Côte d’Ivoire plans return to international bond markets

The west African nation will issue up to $1bn of CFA-denominated debt on euro markets before launching a eurobond in 2014

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Strategic investors boost M&A in Egypt

Investor interest remains strong despite sharp fall in M&A

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Ghana investment: Under new management

“Ghana is proactively positioning itself as the Ecowas hub country”

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South Africa: Anti-trust action taken against MTN and Vodacom

MTN and Vodacom face criticism of anti-competitive practices in South African market

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Randgold Resources seeks arbitration in Mali tax dispute

After nearly two decades in Mali, Randgold Resources seeks arbitration for the first time over a tax dispute.

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Nigeria lures mining investors

Nigeria is trying to redevelop a long-forgotten mining sector, in a bid to diversify its heavily oil dependent economy

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Re-thinking growth

“Stakeholders can work together in partnerships towards sustainable long-term solutions.”

Investing in frontier Africa

Investors are flocking to Africa's large and established economies. But the opportunities go much further. This is Africa speaks to Paddy Docherty, CEO of Phoenix Africa, to discuss his experience launching an agricultural investment in Sierra Leone.

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