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Driving industrialisation in Africa through entrepreneurship
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Driving industrialisation in Africa through entrepreneurship

Increasing the competitiveness of smaller companies that have low levels of formal training is vital to the success of industrialisation strategies, according to the 2017 African Economic Outlook.

African countries slide in press freedom rankings
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African countries slide in press freedom rankings

It has been a bad year for the fourth estate across much of Africa, with 37 African countries falling in the rankings of the 2017 World Press Freedom Index.

In Nigeria, defense corruption replaces waning oil rents
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In Nigeria, defense corruption replaces waning oil rents

Declining oil revenues have forced corrupt Nigerian leaders to seize opportunities in a different sector – defence. The consequence? An army that is not ready to defeat Boko Haram.

Chairman of ARM Patrice Motsepe
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African Rainbow Minerals out ahead of the pack

The South African miner is outperforming competitors and benefits from its Black Economic Empowerment status amid South Africa’s turbulent politics.

Big Data in Africa- Is Africa ready?
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Big Data: Is Africa ready?

As the digital revolution rolls across the region, Big Data is here to stay. Are Africa’s businesses equipped to capitalise on it?

Nigeria looks to boost rice production amid import bans
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Nigeria looks to boost rice production amid import bans

Nigeria’s central bank launched a $300m programme to boost domestic farm yields as recession, inflation and import restrictions bite. Is it working?

Banks vs startups Who leads Africas fintech innovation teaser
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Banks vs startups: Who leads Africa’s fintech innovation?

Often slow to come up with new digital products, banks are eyeing Africa’s innovative fintech startups for answers. But can upstarts with an agenda to disrupt mesh well with incumbents?

New Gambia-EU ties focus on debt, migration
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New Gambia-EU ties focus on debt, migration

Following Yahya Jammeh’s dramatic ouster in December 2016, one of the new government’s first tasks is to restore relations with the EU and other donors.

African region boosts human development scores
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African region boosts human development scores

Forty-three African states witnessed an improvement in their Human Development Index scores through 2016, with only four experiencing a decrease on the previous year.

South Africa- Zuma unleashed
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South Africa: Zuma unleashed

President Jacob Zuma is gambling with his country’s future and economic viability for his own political survival. He may just get away with it, to South Africa’s detriment.

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