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Pricey maize imports strain southern Africa

As droughts sweep across southern Africa threatening the food security of millions, value chains for other industries are also under threat.

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The fight against global corruption starts in Abuja

More than $1 trillion is thought to be siphoned out of developing countries each year, which, if taxed, could fund essential services such as schools and health.

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Getting down to the business of agriculture

By 2030, sub-Saharan Africa will be the only region where extreme poverty is predicted to persist in large numbers. Realising agriculture’s potential could help reverse this.

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Ending gender discrimination in land ownership

Increasingly women are becoming heads of their households, but they rarely control the land that supports their families because of legal discrimination.

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Land disputes threaten Kenya renewables projects

Fierce land disputes between local communities and developers are casting a pall over the futures of two of the region’s biggest wind projects.

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Import dependence is “ridiculous”: Gabon president

Gabon’s president is keen to talk about diversifying away from oil, yet half a century of oil revenues have translated into few development gains.

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Sahel region staple crops unviable by 2050: Study

Climate change will make nine staple crops unviable across much of west Africa by 2050. The work of transforming agricultural systems needs to begin now.

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Questions hang over climate finance after COP 21

A climate agreement is finally on the table. Now the question is: Who will pay for it, and how?

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Renewable energy can compete at market price in Africa

Renewables in Africa can be developed competitively without subsidy and by mobilising resources from the private sector

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Intellectual property: More to be done

The creation, management, and protection of knowledge are essential to wealth creation and integration with the global economy. Africa needs to step up.

Consolidating Africa's banks

Arnold Ekpe talks to This is Africa about the logic of consolidating banks in many of the region's markets.

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