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2015 a “complicated” year for elections across Africa

2015 is set be “remarkably stacked”, with nearly one in three African countries headed for major polls.

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The Electrostate

If South Africa can’t kick its addiction to cheap electricity, it needs to find new ways of feeding it.

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Nigeria seeks FDI as it steers away from hydrocarbons

The Nigerian government has recognised the need to for the country to diversify its economy beyond the volatile hydrocarbons sector - but progress is proving to be slow.

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Jobs are not enough to stop radicalisation, says report

New research seeks to debunk the assumption that simply by creating jobs governments can buy stability.

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Nigeria: On the verge of political crisis?

A six week delay to volatile elections in Nigeria is further denting confidence in an economy already on a downward turn.

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Ghana’s debt: stuck in the “missing” middle?

Is Ghana being afflicted by its own rapid growth as it struggles to contain ballooning debt?  

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Jonathan shifts blame for Nigeria poll delay onto electoral commission

President’s attempts to shift blame and bolster case for sacking independent commissioner could impact credibility of Nigeria’s democracy.

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Zambia copper disputes reflect wider unease in African mining

The ‘supercycle’ is over and miners globally are looking to cut back some $20bn - at odds with the Zambian government’s efforts to to take a greater share in mining profits.

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Can corporate scientific responsibility work in Africa?

Policies must correct the numbers of qualified but industrially irrelevant graduates in Africa before the youth bulge turns into a curse.

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“Radical” rethink of development practices needed to reach poorest, says report

“For too many poor people, the question is not whether they will have access to services by 2015 or even 2030, but by 2090 or even later.”

Interview with Lord Michael Hastings

Lord Michael Hastings sits down with This Is Africa to talk about the Millennium Villages projects he has helped to spearhead across Africa.

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