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Contracting in Nigeria- open it to fix it
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Contracting in Nigeria: open it to fix it

Public procurement corruption plagues many countries across Africa. Nigeria’s Budeshi open data platform provides a model for those looking for tools to fix this.

Mobile contributes $110bn to sub-Saharan economies
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Mobile contributes $110bn to sub-Saharan economies

Sub-Saharan Africa is, and will continue to be, the fastest growing mobile market in the world.


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A macroeconomic data and trends report

Infrastructure in Côte d’Ivoire is among the best in Africa, according to The Global Competitiveness Report. Download report... 

Zimbabwe bond note black market booms across borders
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Zimbabwe bond note black market booms across borders

Zimbabwe’s dysfunctional currency regime is fuelling cash shortages at home and a roaring black market currency trade in neighbouring countries.

Egypt begins sell-off of state-owned companies
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Egypt begins sell-off of state-owned companies

Egypt begins to privatise state companies as part of a secretive IMF austerity plan, starting with shares in the state oil company.

Acacia Mining files for arbitration in Tanzania dispute
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Acacia Mining files for arbitration in Tanzania dispute

Acacia Mining’s Tanzanian operations have been blocked from export over government allegations the company has cheated on billions in taxes.

African governments must prioritise research and innovation
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African governments must prioritise research and innovation

Despite being home to 15 percent of the world’s population, Africa contributes just 2 percent of the world’s research output and accounts for only 1.3 percent of global R&D spending. This must change.

Africa is ripe to pioneer tech approach to regulation
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Africa ripe to pioneer tech approach to regulation

As costs for business compliance rise worldwide Africa, already a global leader in innovative fintech solutions, may be the right environment to pioneer regtech as well.

Mobile start-ups struggle to secure telco partnerships
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Mobile start-ups struggle to secure telco partnerships

Partnerships should benefit both start-ups and big telcos, but aligning the needs and priorities of Africa’s nimble new companies with behemoths is proving a challenge.

After drought, an overabundance of maize in southern Africa
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After drought, an overabundance of maize in southern Africa

Southern Africa’s bumper maize crop is a welcome boon after two years of drought, but falling prices are a problem for cash-strapped farmers.

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