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Zimbabwes bond notes upend marriage market

Zimbabwe’s bond notes upend marriage market

Parents are fuming and would-be husbands excited, yet both seem to agree that the future value of Zimbabwe’s new quasi-currency is uncertain.

Rwanda’s drone delivery programme takes off

Rwanda’s drone delivery programme takes off

In October, Rwanda launched a new programme to deliver blood and other medical supplies to hospitals. The programme’s distinction lies in its delivery method: unmanned drones.

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Charcoal addiction: How can Africa’s households kick the habit?

Charcoal is dangerous for health, saps incomes, and ruins the environment, yet in 80 percent of homes in Africa it remains the primary fuel source. What are the alternatives?

Farming’s bottleneck: Youth credit - Getty

Farming’s bottleneck: Youth credit

Only 3 percent of funds loaned by African banks go to agriculture, and even less is available to youth or small-scale farmers. This needs to change.

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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.

The fight against global corruption starts in Abuja - Getty

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.

Ending gender discrimination in land ownership - Getty

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.

Import dependence is “ridiculous”: Gabon president - Getty

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.

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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