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Business can help build Africa’s knowledge economy

As the World Bank cuts growth forecasts for Africa, it has never been more important for African countries to take action so they can compete in the global knowledge economy.

Cargo drones
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Cargo drones in Africa: Going the last mile?

Drones are a controversial topic when it comes to national security - but cargo drone are tipped to be an exciting area of innovation for Africa.

Nigerian women in science
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Transforming Nigeria, one female science and tech professional at a time

Investing in science, tech and maths education for women tackles two problems at once: ensuring national competitiveness, and addressing high unemployment.

Strive Masiyiwa
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Transaction banking is dead: Econet Wireless founder

Zimbabwean telecoms mogul Strive Masiyiwa is not interested in playing nice with the banks.

Commercial service exports in decline
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Africa’s commercial service exports in decline

Africa is the only region in the world to experience a negative growth in commercial services exports, according to new statistics from the World Trade Organisation.

South Sudan inflation
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Inflation compounds the costs of war in South Sudan

Engulfed in civil war, South Sudan faces dire consequences from conflict as inflation spikes and food security dwindles.

Former US President Bill Clinton, Christine Lagarde IMF Managing Director, and Mo Ibrahim Founder and Chairman, Mo Ibrahim Foundation
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Mo Ibrahim blames US polarisation for attacks against Clinton philanthropy

Telecoms mogul characterises attacks against the Clinton Foundation as a “political assassination process” as 2016 US presidential elections loom.

Africa logistics
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Delivering development: Why better logistics is critical for Africa’s growth

In discussions around sustainable development and poverty reduction, too often a focus on headline targets neglects to address the mechanics of delivery.

London Stock Exchange
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London eyes dual listings on west African capital markets

London Stock Exchange is pushing for dual listings with West African regional exchange.

Thurston small
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In Nigeria, Buhari’s likely balancing acts on corruption

 Nigeria’s president-elect swept to power on the promise to clean up corruption - but can he do it without alienating allies?

Bringing Islamic finance to the AfDB

African Development Bank (AfDB) presidential candidate Birama Boubacar Sidibe talks to TIA about building regional markets and bringing his Islamic finance experience to the bank.

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