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The limits of Agoa in South Africa

Fifteen years after it was first signed, South Africa’s access to US markets through the Agoa trade agreement has done little to dampen rampant unemployment.

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New tech seeds Africa’s agricultural revolution

The seeds of the agricultural revolution that Africa has longed for have arrived, spawned by research and tech developments incubated in America, Europe and Australia.

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Talking failure: Africa's new startup trend

Beneath the euphoria about homegrown African innovations, the realities of high burn rates and lack of funds are setting in. For many veterans entrepreneurs, franker discussions of failure are the order of the day.

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Health is worth the investment – for government and business

Health is just one goal among the proposed 17 Sustainable Development Goals, but it is the golden thread that underpins all other aims.

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Transparent offshore finance can support Africa’s development

Jurisdictions with transparency and strong legal frameworks are precisely those which can best ensure that capital flows most efficiently to where it is needed.

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Burkina Faso leads on poverty, education development goals

Eight of the top 10 countries who made the greatest progress towards extreme poverty eradication and primary education goals are in Africa - but from a low baseline.

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Offshore interests not aligned with Africa's development agenda

Offshore financial centres can help curb illicit flows by exchanging tax information and providing transparent beneficial ownership information.

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Offshore finance centres are catalysts for capital flow, not flight

Jersey and other offshore banking centres do not facilitate capital flight out of Africa - they offer certainty for investors in risky places.

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African textile sector welcomes US trade agreement extension

The renewal of Agoa, a major US trade programme, raises hopes for the expansion of textile and apparel manufacturing in Africa

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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.

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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