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Nigerian agri-tech platform connects farmers to local investors
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Nigerian agri-tech platform connects farmers to local investors

Farmcrowdy is trying to fix smallholder farming in Nigeria by connecting farmers to investors directly

Can better policy curb irregular migration to Europe
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Can better policy curb irregular migration to Europe?

New research on Eritrean migrants suggests there are policies Western governments and donors can pursue to curb dangerous smuggling journeys to the West.

Capital Markets in East Africa- Developing the Buy Side
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Capital markets in east Africa: Developing the buy side

A well-functioning buy side reduces an economy’s reliance on foreign portfolio investors, increasing resilience to shocks and providing pools of capital for development-minded investment.

Trump administration looks to weaken rules on conflict minerals
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Trump administration looks to weaken rules on conflict minerals

The proposed rollback of Dodd-Frank regulations monitoring conflict minerals has been criticised by human rights groups at a time when the fragile peace in the DRC is under threat.

Morocco- The kingdom comes in from the cold
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Morocco: The kingdom comes in from the cold

With its re-accession to the African Union, Morocco hopes to address the deep structural troubles veiled by its image as a reliable partner to the West.

Cameroon internet
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Tech and politics collide in Cameroon’s internet blackout

Cameroon’s government shutdown the internet to stymie protests. It seems to have backfired, sparking further activism and galvanising international attention.

Tackling the crisis in the Lake Chad Basin
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Tackling the crisis in the Lake Chad Basin

Security is just one dimension of the Boko Haram crisis. Mitigating the damage - including famine - caused by the seven year insurgency requires a long-term, holistic approach.

China steps up media charm offensive across Africa
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China steps up media charm offensive across Africa

Improving soft power through the media is a focus for Beijing. In Africa, China’s media presence is growing in line with deepening economic and political ties.

Bitter Sugar- Cash crop harms smallholders
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Bitter sugar: Cash crop harms smallholders

With more money in their pockets, Africa’s growing middle class is developing a taste for sweets, driving up demand for sugar. In theory, this should be good news for farmers. It is not.

Senegal’s energy finds- One year on
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Senegal’s energy finds: One year on

Energy windfalls have not always benefitted populations in Africa. As Senegal edges towards commercial exports, early signs are fueling hopes it can chart a better course.

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