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China to finance $3.8bn East African railway network

A new railway system out of Kenya aims to boost East African integration with Chinese money.

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Zimbabwe diamonds, platinum bullish despite economic woes

Easing of diamond sanctions and South African platinum strikes unrest have bolstered Zimbabwe’s production as the rest of the economy struggles.

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Investors’ crisis of confidence under South Africa’s ANC

As the final polls are counted in South Africa, the prospect of another five years under the African National Congress’ increasingly controversial rule gives investors little to cheer about.

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Are exits, acquisitions, and IPOs on Africa’s tech horizon?

Is Africa’s tech movement gearing up to take its startups to the next level?

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Talking equality in unequal places: A conversation with WEF Africa Director Elsie Kanza

The urgency of the theme of this year’s WEF, ‘Forging Inclusive Growth’, become all the more apparent when cast against the background of Nigeria’s current strife.

Bineta Diop.
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Including Women in Africa’s Economic Growth: A Conversation with Bineta Diop

As the World Economic Forum opens in Nigeria, This Is Africa speaks to the Co-Chair and women’s rights activist.

African film.
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Nollywood: The new business of African film

2014 may be the year the African film industry breaks out of its niche.

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Company linked to Israeli billionaire to partner with construction giant on DRC infrastructure

Israeli billionaire Dan Gertler has a long history of investing in the country, but his DRC interests are under scrutiny for their lack of transparency.

Turkish President Abdullah Gul.
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Turkey comes to East Africa

Turkish businesses and investors are keen on east Africa, but competition with China and opaque deals might dampen their drive.

Energy Subsidies.
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North Africa Burns Billions on Energy Subsidies

North African countries are ruining national finances by spending tens of billions every year subsidizing the cost of energy, but the threat of political instability across the region means that curing the problem may be worse than enduring the disease.

Interview with Lord Michael Hastings

Lord Michael Hastings sits down with This Is Africa to talk about the Millennium Villages projects he has helped to spearhead across Africa.

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