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Africa’s dinosaur dictators- Heading for extinction in 2017?
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Africa’s dinosaur dictators: Heading for extinction in 2017?

Economic crisis is sparking demand for change in oil-producing countries in central Africa. New governments are likely to review oil and gas contracts, while companies will face heightened security risks.

The women leading Africa’s open data drive
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The women leading Africa’s open data drive

Open data is changing the way we track transparency and deliver services, but women’s digital access in developing countries remains highly unequal. Here are some of the women leading the way across Africa.

A rising Fed and Africa- Trends to watch
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A rising Fed and Africa: Trends to watch

In mid-December, the US Federal Reserve raised interest rates for just the second time in over a decade, with additional hikes likely through 2017. Expect ripple effects through bonds, equities and trade for Africa.

After COP22, windows of opportunity for Africa teaser
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After COP22, windows of opportunity for Africa

As a latecomer to industrialisation, Africa can leverage lessons from the past while tapping new technologies to develop a model for low-carbon development that can inspire the rest of the world.

Libyan oil- A bittersweet return?
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Libyan oil: A bittersweet return?

Frantic deal making now looks to have brought about the surprise return to force of Libya in the oil export market. Will it work against Opec’s efforts to forge deals to cut global production?

Dadaab- Indecision and displacement for refugees
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Dadaab: Indecision and displacement for refugees

Closing camps is not a solution to the challenges posed by refugee populations for host countries. Allowing them to participate in the economy is an essential step.

Gambia’s elections- A dangerous turnaround
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Gambia’s elections: A dangerous turnaround

A president who once claimed he would rule for “a billion years” now appears intent on sticking to his word after earlier conceding defeat at the polls. At what cost will he stay on?

Nigerian Banks in Distress? Not Exactly
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Nigerian Banks in Distress? Not Exactly

Despite some questionable monetary policy decisions, new central bank regulations are helping to shore up the banking system as the country weathers a recession.

Algeria’s new austerity measures
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Algeria’s new austerity measures

Algeria's 2017 budget includes new cuts as part of the government efforts to adjust the oil price shock. Ordinary Algerians will feel the bite of austerity.

Zimbabwes bond notes upend marriage market
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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.

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