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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”

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Widening the corporate reporting agenda

Once a generic buzzword, sustainability is increasingly a core consideration for investors. The Africa Sustainability Barometer measures the progress

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Shared value: Partnering up

“Philanthropy that does not value and engage the private sector, and its immense expertise, resources, and financing potential, is not fully maximising impacts for the vulnerable people it aims to serve”

Creating the new benchmark

Sustainable business is a frequently used catchphrase, but what does it look like in practice? This Is Africa sits down with Ilmi Granoff, Senior Research Fellow at the Overseas Development Institute, to discuss challenges and opportunities in the African context, and the value of sustainability reporting.

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The Africa Sustainability Barometer

Gauging the state of sustainable business practice in Africa.

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.
Africa’s economic success is fuelling an unprecedented investment boom.

As the international business community turns to the continent and domestic companies expand their operations regionally, the role of sustainability has never been more important.

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