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West African business should turn to solar for their bottom line
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West African business should turn to solar for their bottom line

Businesses in west Africa pay more for power than their counterparts in the rest of the continent and most parts of the world. Solar energy systems can provide an alternative.

Nigerian local shoe industries attract Chinese investors
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Nigeria local shoe industries attract Chinese investors

Already a commercial hub, Aba is now set to become a centre for light manufacturing in Nigeria thanks to investment from China’s Huajian Group. Some worry it will displace local businesses.

Italy in Libya teaser
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Italy expands its footprint in Libya

The Italian navy is deploying ships to stop migrant boats off Libya in the latest expansion of government policy aimed at curbing migration. However, energy interests are also at stake.

Data towards development- civil registries in Sierra Leone
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Data towards development: civil registries in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone’s new National Civil Registration Authority will provide the infrastructure to foster economic growth and aid recovery from humanitarian disaster.

Patrick Pouyanne, Chairman and CEO of Total
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Total’s power play in east Africa

After decades operating in west Africa, the French oil major now dominates the eastern region’s upstart oil industries through a series of buy-ins and acquisitions

Contracting in Nigeria- open it to fix it
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Contracting in Nigeria: open it to fix it

Public procurement corruption plagues many countries across Africa. Nigeria’s Budeshi open data platform provides a model for those looking for tools to fix this.

Mobile contributes $110bn to sub-Saharan economies
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Mobile contributes $110bn to sub-Saharan economies

Sub-Saharan Africa is, and will continue to be, the fastest growing mobile market in the world.


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A macroeconomic data and trends report

Infrastructure in Côte d’Ivoire is among the best in Africa, according to The Global Competitiveness Report. Download report... 

Zimbabwe bond note black market booms across borders
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Zimbabwe bond note black market booms across borders

Zimbabwe’s dysfunctional currency regime is fuelling cash shortages at home and a roaring black market currency trade in neighbouring countries.

Egypt begins sell-off of state-owned companies
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Egypt begins sell-off of state-owned companies

Egypt begins to privatise state companies as part of a secretive IMF austerity plan, starting with shares in the state oil company.

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