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The Tripartite Free Trade Area
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Free trade zone tops regional agenda

The Tripartite Free Trade Area in Africa will be the largest in the world once implemented - but some countries stand to benefit more than others.

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Africa’s farmers at a climate crossroads

Failure to close the financing gap for climate mitigation and adaptation could roll back gains in poverty reduction for Africa’s farmers. This is avoidable.

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South Africa: Gold miners class action heads to high court

Miners with debilitating lung disease silicosis are looking to bring a class action lawsuit against gold mining companies on an unprecedented scale for South Africa.

Off-grid power
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Off-grid power goes mobile

The falling price of solar energy technology has combined with mobile to bring affordable renewable power to remote communities in Mozambique and elsewhere.

The next 15 years teaser
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The next 15 years

The new Global Goals envision a development agenda that will allow humanity to thrive while preserving the planet. What needs to happen to achieve them?

Kofi Annan
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Long road ahead for ambitious post-2015 agenda

As leaders prepare to enshrine the post-2015 development agenda, Kofi Annan backs the universal mandate while acknowledging implementation challenges ahead.

Nail in coffin of Egyptian tourism
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Another nail in the coffin of Egypt tourism

Egypt's ministry of tourism is in crisis after the Egyptian army mistakenly killed 12 in a tour group. The attack will not help the ailing sector.

South African miners
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South African miners could lose HIV treatment in job cuts

As commodity prices tumble, South African miners with HIV stand to lose access to treatment should they be made redundant in recently announced job cuts.

Hidden hunger
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Ending ‘hidden hunger’ for developing countries

Food fortification is among the most effective public health investments the international community can make - and a known way to close the child mortality gap.

Ghana: climate crisis and extremism
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Ghana’s president links climate crisis to extremism

Ghana’s president, John Dramani Mahama, warns that rift in social fabric caused by climate shocks provide an opening for extremist groups.

Global Goals will fail without climate pact

Professor Sir Gordon Conway talks to This Is Africa about why a binding climate agreement at COP21 in December will be essential to fulfilling the new UN-led Sustainable Development Goals.

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