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Church business goes digital in Africa

Africa has the world’s fastest growing Christian population, and now churches are reaching out to followers through digital apps.

Joaquim Chissano
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Former president calls for unity through Mozambique’s fraught transition

“Nothing can substitute peace, there cannot be development without peace, and this is very obvious in the case of Mozambique.”

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Securing land rights must be key in UN development talks

Insecure land rights are a key trait shared by the majority of the world’s poorest - and Africa is particularly impacted.

Filipe Nyusi
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Mozambique’s power shifts with new government

As the locus of power shifts from south to north in the country’s new government, new elites may scramble to control the nascent gas sector.

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Cheap oil: Who are the winners and losers in Africa?

The recent free fall in oil prices is creating winners and losers across the globe, and Africa is no exception.

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Shell’s Niger Delta settlement could bring more claims

Oil major Shell settled a spill claim with Nigeria’s Bodo community for a record $83.2m. Could more cases be in the offing?

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Gold price rout sparks fears for mining operations across Africa

Amid falling mineral prices, mining communities suffer and government budgets tighten as miners shutter operations.

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Thinking beyond the grid

Overfocus on large scale electrification projects exclude the rural poor, and could set access in Africa back for decades.  

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With ICC under fire, dropped charges against Kenyan president could fuel rivalries

Kenya’s president has hailed the International Criminal Court (ICC)’s decision to drop charges against him as a victory - but it could reopen divisions within the ruling coalition. 

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Disputed Somaliland’s oil laws heighten stakes in volatile region

The self-declared state of Somaliland has ambitious plans to regulate its nascent oil sector. However, it is a step that could heighten tensions throughout the Somali-speaking region.

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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