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In Malawi, trafficking targeting albinos surges teaser
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In Malawi, trafficking targeting albinos surges

The explosion of trafficking in the body parts of Albino people in Malawi is based on local beliefs that they possess magical powers that bring good luck, wealth or boost business.

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Africa’s middle class: Anaemic growth?

Businesses are quick to talk about targeting Africa’s ‘growing’ middle class, but new estimates claim this segment only increased by 400,000 individuals despite a decade of high growth. 

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African Union passport opens door to closer integration

While some in the West toy with isolationism, the African Union has launched an electronic passport to allow free movement among all 54 markets in the region.

With support from DFID, Mercy Corps is working with communities and private sector actors in Nigeria to promote stability and increase access to economic opportunity © Corinna Robbins for Mercy Corps
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After Brexit: Shockwaves beyond UK shores

Economic shocks to the UK will likely hit aid and remittance flows to Africa, while a more inward-looking UK may no longer lead on development and humanitarian issues.

Algeria looks to reshape growth model amid oil price plunge teaser
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Algeria looks to reshape growth model amid oil price plunge

Algeria's new growth model aims to reshape the country's oil-dependent economy and cut subsidies. But measures may be too little, too late.

 Treasuries in Africa’s mining hubs under pressure - Getty
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Treasuries in Africa’s mining hubs under pressure

With billions in debt maturing between 2021 and 2025, African mineral producers have only a few years to right the ship. Clamping down on trade mispricing will help.

Niger Delta clean up could curb militancy say experts - Getty
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Niger Delta clean up: Curbing militancy?

In itself a long awaited oil spill clean up programme will not solve the problem of militancy in Nigeria’s south, but there will not be peace in the Niger Delta without environmental restoration.

Fight Africa’s illicit financial flows with information - Getty
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Fight Africa’s illicit financial flows with information

Despite progress, two significant weaknesses remain in the fight against illicit financial activities and corruption that must be addressed by governments.

Despite problems, north African consumers offer investors promise - Getty
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Despite problems, north African consumers offer investors promise

Buried in the rubble of the Arab Spring, a sizeable middle class of consumers continues to emerge.

Zimbabwe after Mugabe - Getty
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Zimbabwe: After Mugabe

Zimbabwe is beginning to look beyond the long rule of president Robert Mugabe. But does any potential successor have the appetite to take on needed radical reforms?

Consolidating Africa's banks

Arnold Ekpe talks to This is Africa about the logic of consolidating banks in many of the region's markets.

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