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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?

Navigating risk in Africa
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Navigating risk in Africa: Treaties, courts and arbitration

Despite challenges, foreign investors are unlikely to want to put the brake on their growth plans for Africa. Knowing how to resolve disputes will be key.

Mozambique FDI - Small
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Mozambique enjoys year-on-year growth in FDI

Inward FDI into Mozambique has shown year-on-year growth between 2009 and 2014.

Real estate - Small
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Under construction: Urbanisation, population growth fuel African real estate

Expectations for African demographic growth coupled with rapid urbanisation is attracting global real estate investment.

African graduates teaser
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In Nigeria, university degrees can lead to poverty

Employers are increasingly demand academic qualifications as a proxy for skills. In Nigeria, this fuels the false dream that a bachelor’s degree is a stepping stone to a good job.

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi, Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir and Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn
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New energy, historic relationships: Why Egypt is strengthening its African ties

Common challenges and goals are behind Egypt’s push to strengthen ties with its southern neighbours, argues Qalaa Holdings’ regional director.

Textile manufacturers
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African textile, apparel sector urges US to renew “cornerstone” trade programme

African textile and apparel manufacturers worry that the US Congress is running out of time to renew AGOA trade deal

Cyber security
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Cyber security: The subplot to Africa’s online connectivity boom

Internet usage in Africa grew seven times faster than the global average - but cyber security measures have not kept pace.

Ethiopia consumer protection
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Ethiopia works on new competition and consumer protection rules

Ethiopia is beefing up its competition and consumer protection regulations in an effort to make its business environment safer for both domestic and foreign firms.

3D printing
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A 3D revolution in Africa?

As the 3D printing industry gains traction, entrepreneurs in Africa are coming up with innovations of their own.

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