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Chinese immigrants in Africa
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Despite slowdown, China’s migrants rooted in Africa

Despite China’s slowdown and the end of the commodities super-cycle that powered initial waves of Chinese immigration to Africa, many are choosing to stay on.

Ugandan pipeline decision
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Regional politics hijack Uganda’s oil pipeline decision

What was originally a commercial decision to open energy markets in landlocked Uganda has moved into the political realm, with different parties backing different plans.

The saga of the ‘tuna bonds’ continues
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Mozambique’s tuna bond exchange: No panacea

The saga of the ‘tuna bonds’ continues, with Moody’s downgrading not only the issuing company but the creditworthiness of Mozambique as a result.

Land disputes threaten Kenya renewables projects - Getty
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Land disputes threaten Kenya renewables projects

Fierce land disputes between local communities and developers are casting a pall over the futures of two of the region’s biggest wind projects.

Investor appetite for emerging market renewables rises - Getty
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Investor appetite for emerging market renewables rises

Compared to developed markets, such as Europe, there are far fewer barriers to commerciality for renewable energy projects in Africa.

Import dependence is “ridiculous”: Gabon president - Getty
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Import dependence is “ridiculous”: Gabon president

Gabon’s president is keen to talk about diversifying away from oil, yet half a century of oil revenues have translated into few development gains.

London court rules against Djibouti president - Getty
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London court rules against Djibouti president

A three-year legal battle in London backfires on president Ismail Guelleh ahead of next month’s election.

Africa’s animation industry gains global audience - Triggerfish
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Africa’s animation industry gains global audience

Africa is home to a growing number of its own animation studios. This nascent industry is proving popular across the continent and is beginning to make global inroads.

Huawei looks to Africa to cut network deals - teaser
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Huawei looks to Africa to cut network deals

Undaunted by the slowdown at home in China, telecoms giant Huawei looks to grow its African footprint through broadband networks and smartphone sales.

Sahel region staple crops unviable by 2050 - Getty
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Sahel region staple crops unviable by 2050: Study

Climate change will make nine staple crops unviable across much of west Africa by 2050. The work of transforming agricultural systems needs to begin now.

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