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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.

Saving DRC’s mining law reform
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Saving DRC’s mining law reform

Dissatisfaction with the Congo’s politics is closely linked to frustrations with how poorly the government has managed the mining sector. The country’s leaders should take note.

Rwanda’s drone delivery programme takes off
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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.

In Egypt, IMF money flows as austerity bites
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In Egypt, IMF money to flow as austerity bites

Egypt has closed a crucial loan deal with the IMF, but critics worry the money will be frittered away on loan repayments while the population suffers through austerity.

Across Africa, 3 in 4 countries improve business environment
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Across Africa, 3 in 4 countries improve business environment

Forty African states have seen improvement in their ease of doing business ranking in the 2017 report, according to the World Bank.

Conflict targets mining sector in financially troubled Mozambique
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Conflict targets mining sector in financially troubled Mozambique

Militant attacks targeting the mining sector are compounding financial problems that could lead to a sovereign default.

What will the US election mean for Africa? teaser
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What will the US election mean for Africa?

There is certainly more scope for drastic – and perhaps destructive – change under a Trump presidency, but on US-Africa policy the differences between the candidates are probably smaller than they appear.

A (criminal) court of public opinion teaser
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A (criminal) court of public opinion

The withdrawals of Burundi, South Africa and others from the International Criminal Court (ICC) reflect the court’s shaky foundations and vulnerability to politics.

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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