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Mobile technology on the Ebola frontlines
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Mobile technology on the Ebola frontlines

Since the response to the Ebola epidemic in west Africa began, mobile phone based health technology has been on the frontlines.

Getting remittances right
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Getting remittances right for Africa’s unbanked

Remittances to Africa are a growing source of capital. Why are banks closing the accounts of money transfer companies, foreign embassies, Muslim charities and NGOs?

Rising yields
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Yields rise but still lag behind for Africa's farmers

New data shows that while productivity is improving, for millions food insecurity is far from being a thing of the past.

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South Africa still leads on foreign investment

As oil dependent nations continue to struggle with low prices, South Africa remains the region’s top destination for foreign investment.

Ghana budget
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Ghana’s two speed budget

Ghana’s fiscal crisis shows that the benefits of enacting rules for oil revenues are lost if the broader budget is not managed with the same aims.

Borderless trade
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Building a future of borderless trade

Africa’s intra-regional trade networks are underdeveloped, but new laws and investments target its expansion.

Coding Africa’s urban spaces
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Coding Africa’s urban spaces

Many countries in Africa do not have proper addressing systems. Tech solutions using geolocation technology are rising to this challenge.

Habre trial
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Habre on trial: Justice interrupted?

The trial of Chad’s former ruler in Senegal is the first time a universal jurisdiction case is proceeding in Africa - but the process has been marred by delays.

Suez canal expansion
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Amid fanfare, Egypt inaugurates Suez Canal expansion

As Egypt unveiled an $8.2bn expansion of the Suez Canal, critics question whether the upgrade can bring all the benefits the Sisi administration claims.

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The limits of Agoa in South Africa

Fifteen years after it was first signed, South Africa’s access to US markets through the Agoa trade agreement has done little to dampen rampant unemployment.

Graça Machel on women's empowerment in Africa

Graça Machel talks to This Is Africa about her work empowering women across Africa and globally on the side of the 2015 Skoll World Forum.

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