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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?

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Egypt’s crackdown on forex traders not enough to stop currency slide

Most economists doubt that the tougher penalties will be enough to stem the import dependent country’s economic slide.

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SDGs, migration top agenda for Brussels development summit

Brussels will host Europe's biggest forum on global development. The migration crisis and implementing the SDGs will be top of the agenda.

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Africa’s head start on implementing global goals

 Through Agenda 2063, African states have already defined continent-wide priorities for development. This should make implementing the Sustainable Development Goals easier.

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Pricey maize imports strain southern Africa

As droughts sweep across southern Africa threatening the food security of millions, value chains for other industries are also under threat.

Anti-poaching tech takes on Africa’s poaching crisis - Getty
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Technology takes on Africa’s poaching crisis

In 2015 alone 1,175 rhinos were poached in South Africa. Conservationists and rangers across Africa are looking to innovative technologies to combat the crisis.

AfDB president warns against Africa’s rising debt - Getty
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AfDB president warns against Africa’s rising debt

 During the commodities supercycle, African sovereigns tapped international debt markets for the first. Now, they are harder to repay.

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Towards a new model for natural disaster response

Through a new disaster relief funding pool, assistance can be delivered more quickly than waiting for the international donor system to react.

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London anti-corruption summit yields global commitments

Corruption is a worldwide reality. The London anti-corruption summit yielded some concrete commitments to tackle the problem, but the real work starts now.

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Africa can lead global energy utility revolution

Globally, traditional power utilities are dying. The blueprint for our energy future could first arrive in Africa.

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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