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Uganda oil
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Uganda pushes towards first oil despite low price environment

Despite moves by major energy companies to cut more than $100bn in spending on new projects worldwide, Uganda pushes ahead on licensing with the goal of producing first oil by 2018.

Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi
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Despite crackdowns, First Rand Bank investment arm bullish on Egypt

Positive outlook on Egypt’s prospects highlights the divergence between the perceptions of the investment community, and increasingly authoritarian rule.

Mozambique gas boom
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As investment decisions pend, Mozambique’s gas boom town rides out the lull

A change in Mozambique’s government and falling global oil prices have delayed projects to extract and liquefy huge natural gas finds in Mozambique, but local businesses hold out.

How technology can transform Africa
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How technology can transform Africa

In Africa, as in the rest of the world, Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) are set to transform society.

Cargo drones
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Cargo drones in Africa: Going the last mile?

Drones are a controversial topic when it comes to national security - but cargo drone are tipped to be an exciting area of innovation for Africa.

Strive Masiyiwa
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Transaction banking is dead: Econet Wireless founder

Zimbabwean telecoms mogul Strive Masiyiwa is not interested in playing nice with the banks.

London Stock Exchange
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London eyes dual listings on west African capital markets

London Stock Exchange is pushing for dual listings with West African regional exchange.

Angola economy
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Angola's economy: In deep water

A low oil price and uncertainty over future exploration projects – with existing oil fields rapidly drying up – is raising questions about the future of its oil-reliant economy.

Woori Bank
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South Korean bank partners to support growing Africa ties

South Korean investment and trade with Africa has increased exponentially over the past decade, paralleling in other Asia-Africa ties. Banks are catching up.

Building bridges
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Building Bridges: In search of solutions for Africa’s infrastructure gap

Could the rapidly expanding pool of domestic savings be the key to Africa’s infrastructure deficit?

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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