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The fight against global corruption starts in Abuja - Getty
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The fight against global corruption starts in Abuja

More than $1 trillion is thought to be siphoned out of developing countries each year, which, if taxed, could fund essential services such as schools and health.

Tanzania: Maasai leader pioneers path to legal land rights
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Tanzania: Maasai leader pioneers path to legal land rights

Establishing legal rights to community land is a problem across Africa. One Tanzanian Maasai leader is pioneering an approach to preserve large expanses of communal lands.

Illegal poaching under pressure as ivory demand grows in China - Getty
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Illegal poaching under pressure as ivory demand grows in China

Driven by demand from Asia, ivory poaching is decimating Africa’s elephant populations. Governments and NGOs are fighting back.

Getting down to the business of agriculture - Getty
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Getting down to the business of agriculture

By 2030, sub-Saharan Africa will be the only region where extreme poverty is predicted to persist in large numbers. Realising agriculture’s potential could help reverse this.

Crackdown on corruption sparks resurgence in violence in Niger Delta - Getty
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Crackdown on corruption sparks resurgence in violence in Niger Delta

As Nigeria’s new government cracks down on corruption, some oil region militants are hitting back after finding themselves in the Buhari administration's crosshairs.

Revenues rise as tax systems across Africa evolve - Getty
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Revenues rise as tax systems across Africa evolve

Tax revenues in many African countries are rising, reflecting government efforts to maximise and mobilise domestic resources.

South Africa, Tunisia and Botswana best in Africa for entrepreneurs - Getty
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South Africa, Tunisia and Botswana best in Africa for entrepreneurs

New data shows these economies are making the greatest improvements to supporting African entrepreneurship.

Big firms eye Africa's untapped insurance market - Getty
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Big firms eye Africa's untapped insurance market

Insurance markets in the developed world are highly mature and intensely competitive. Forays into Africa’s dynamic, underserved markets is becoming increasingly alluring.

Algeria: Bunkering down in a bad neighbourhood - Getty
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Algeria: Bunkering down in a bad neighbourhood

A prolonged succession crisis and a swelling military budget hint at growing insecurity for Algeria.

Fighting sexual violence in the DRC - Getty
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Fighting sexual violence in the DRC

With the defeat of rebel forces in 2013 and a subsequent return to peace, the DRC now has the opportunity and responsibility to combat sexual violence.

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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