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JP Morgan backs the Gates Foundation health fund

A new health investment fund could unlock vital finance for medical trials for diseases affecting the world's poor

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Regulating Africa's timber sector

Africa’s timber resources have long drawn interest from investors worldwide. New regulations in the EU promise to tackle its darker side

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Westgate crisis raises new challenges for Kenyan ICC trials

William Ruto is excused from trial as tensions between the court and African nations mount

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It is time for a learning revolution in Africa

Better education, of which literacy and numeracy are the bedrock, will be fundamental to sustaining growth and prosperity across Africa

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Westgate massacre points to ongoing Kenya security issues

An al-Shabaab attack on a upmarket shopping mall in Nairobi highlights security and crisis response failings, but will carry limited long-term economic impacts for east Africa’s biggest economy

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As Fed stalls tapering IFC launches Zambia bond

Good timing from the supranational, which today issued the first note by a foreign organisation in Zambia’s domestic market

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Controversial South Africa mining bill open to renegotiation

Government to continue negotiations over mining amendment bill, currently before parliament

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Justice in the Niger Delta: Reaching for foreign courts

Victims of oil pollution in the Niger Delta look to European and US courts for justice.

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Remittances: A cashless future

Somalia's remittance quandary points to the need for the industry to move to a new model

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Interview: Mzwandile Masina, leader of the ANC Youth League

“Those who think they can defeat the ANC now must think again”

Ch 1: Playing the long game

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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The Africa Sustainability Barometer is the first region-wide assessment of sustainable business practices in Africa and highlights the need for more comprehensive reporting by companies.
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