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UK government faces questions over arms exports to North Africa

British government has approved £833m of arms sales to North African countries in 5 years

Christine Lagarde.

Lagarde warns on east Africa single currency

The International Monetary Fund’s director Christine Lagarde today concludes her tour of Africa, continuing a tradition of starting the new year visiting one of the world’s fastest growing continents. For 2014, she chose Kenya and Mali, two very different economies on either side of Africa.

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South Africa’s offshore oil attracts majors

South African offshore oil, long under-explored, starts to attract majors

Jonathan Goodluck.
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Nigeria in 2014: Terror threats and elections set to test stability of Africa’s rising star

The year ahead will test Nigeria’s political and social fabric

Gold A glimmer of hope.
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Gold: A glimmer of hope for Sudan's economy

Sudan is pinning its economic hopes on the gold industry as government revenues collapse

Western Sahara protests.

Western Sahara resource deals stoke territorial tensions

Interest in Western Sahara’s oil, phosphate and fishing resources prompts growing anger from local populations

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Illegal financial flows from Africa on the rise

Sub-Saharan countries lost $52bn through illicit capital flight in 2011

Joseph Jimenez.
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Novartis CEO: Tiered pricing key to unlocking African pharma markets

Access to medicines can be improved without weakening intellectual property regimes, says Novartis CEO

Somaliland.
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Somaliland set to usher in major port investment

The breakaway state is finalising the single biggest investment deal in its 20 year history

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DRC oil bill: Critics raise transparency and environment worries

International organisations call on the DRC to amend a troubling draft oil code

GSK's new Africa strategy: Volume for impact

Pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline's vice president for East Africa, Allan Pamba, talks to This Is Africa about the company's outlook on the continent's shifting healthcare needs.

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