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South Africa’s tough stance on IP

South Africa’s draft IP policy due for passing this year

Uranium mine.
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Low uranium prices take toll on African exploration

A drop in uranium prices hits exploration efforts

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Fastjet to spread wings across Africa in 2014

New routes planned to Zambia and Kenya

Republic of Congo.
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DRC government debates controversial oil bill

The criticised oil bill could be finalised by February, ushering in an era of opaque deal making and environmental damage

security crackdowns.
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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.

offshore oil rig.

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

Bringing Islamic finance to the AfDB

African Development Bank (AfDB) presidential candidate Birama Boubacar Sidibe talks to TIA about building regional markets and bringing his Islamic finance experience to the bank.

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