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Kenya’s $2bn coal power plant- white elephant project?
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Kenya’s $2bn coal power plant: white elephant project?

Kenya needs more power, but activists claim a coal power plant mega project threatens the environment and could push up energy costs.

Social enterprise
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Social enterprise: time for local leadership

The growing professionalisation of the social enterprise sector means that business models are still mostly driven by the West. This must change.

Conservation finance crowds into African agriculture
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Conservation finance crowds into African agriculture

Conservation finance is at the heart of efforts to transform agriculture in Africa. While still small, private capital commitments are growing.

Nigeria’s scrap metal industry booms
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Nigeria’s scrap metal industry booms

The scrap industry in Nigeria is a booming venture, with national steel consumption being met almost entirely through metals recycling.

Driving industrialisation in Africa through entrepreneurship
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Driving industrialisation in Africa through entrepreneurship

Increasing the competitiveness of smaller companies that have low levels of formal training is vital to the success of industrialisation strategies, according to the 2017 African Economic Outlook.

African countries slide in press freedom rankings
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African countries slide in press freedom rankings

It has been a bad year for the fourth estate across much of Africa, with 37 African countries falling in the rankings of the 2017 World Press Freedom Index.

In Nigeria, defense corruption replaces waning oil rents
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In Nigeria, defense corruption replaces waning oil rents

Declining oil revenues have forced corrupt Nigerian leaders to seize opportunities in a different sector – defence. The consequence? An army that is not ready to defeat Boko Haram.

Chairman of ARM Patrice Motsepe
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African Rainbow Minerals out ahead of the pack

The South African miner is outperforming competitors and benefits from its Black Economic Empowerment status amid South Africa’s turbulent politics.

Big Data in Africa- Is Africa ready?
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Big Data: Is Africa ready?

As the digital revolution rolls across the region, Big Data is here to stay. Are Africa’s businesses equipped to capitalise on it?

Nigeria looks to boost rice production amid import bans
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Nigeria looks to boost rice production amid import bans

Nigeria’s central bank launched a $300m programme to boost domestic farm yields as recession, inflation and import restrictions bite. Is it working?

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