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Uganda oil
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Uganda pushes towards first oil despite low price environment

Despite moves by major energy companies to cut more than $100bn in spending on new projects worldwide, Uganda pushes ahead on licensing with the goal of producing first oil by 2018.

Shea butter
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Shea butter booms in northern Ghana

The market for shea butter has doubled in the past 10 years, with demand sending prices soaring. But are the rural women who produce it the ones benefiting?

Africa schools China tech
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Africa’s schools targeted in China tech export move

China is making bold pledges to use tech to improve education in Africa. The question is: what is in it for them?

Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi
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Despite crackdowns, First Rand Bank investment arm bullish on Egypt

Positive outlook on Egypt’s prospects highlights the divergence between the perceptions of the investment community, and increasingly authoritarian rule.

Africa 2015 growth
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Africa’s 2015 growth second only to Asia: IMF

Africa will continue to record strong growth in 2015 but at a slower pace than last year, according to new IMF forecasts.

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari
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A new president – but no individual can stop corruption in Nigeria

Corporate corruption is the most damaging feature of Nigeria’s economy. Can a new president’s campaign to root out an entrenched system succeed?

Patey small
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Civil society faces uphill climb in East Africa’s budding oil economies

A mix of oil and politics is threatening to undermine strong civil societies in Uganda and Kenya, but regional cooperation can help to support oil transparency and accountability groups.

Africa's digital dividend
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The untapped potential of Africa’s ‘digital dividend’

The switch from analogue to digital broadcasting could be worth $50bn for Africa. So why are one third of countries missing the deadline?

Mozambique gas boom
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As investment decisions pend, Mozambique’s gas boom town rides out the lull

A change in Mozambique’s government and falling global oil prices have delayed projects to extract and liquefy huge natural gas finds in Mozambique, but local businesses hold out.

Nigeria graduation
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How can Africa cash in on its demographic dividend?

Realising transformative change will only be possible if African countries invest in people, particularly women and young people

Graça Machel on women's empowerment in Africa

Graça Machel talks to This Is Africa about her work empowering women across Africa and globally on the side of the 2015 Skoll World Forum.

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