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Angola’s dollar shortage deepens - Getty
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Angola’s dollar shortage deepens

Plummeting oil prices are pushing the kwanza, Angola's currency, to record lows. Black market exchanges are stepping into the breach.

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Risks ahead for DRC’s booming real estate market

Fears that President Kabila may not step down at the end of his term in 2016 are prompting investors to hold back, limiting the fast growing real estate sector.

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Renewable energy can compete at market price in Africa

Renewables in Africa can be developed competitively without subsidy and by mobilising resources from the private sector

Nigeria’s currency defence cripples SMEs - Getty
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Nigeria’s currency defence cripples SMEs

Far from supporting local manufacturing and industry - a stated government objective - the administration’s recent policies risk crippling small businesses instead.

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Africa outperforms global economy despite downward revisions

New IMF figures show that Africa continues to outperform other world regions despite falling commodity prices and rising conflict risks in 2015.

DRC: Investor uncertainty around president’s power play - Getty
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DRC: Investor uncertainty around president’s power play

A constitutional challenge from the president and low commodity prices are combining to make investors uneasy.

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Intellectual property: More to be done

The creation, management, and protection of knowledge are essential to wealth creation and integration with the global economy. Africa needs to step up.

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Uganda, Kenya lead on better ease of doing business

Uganda has shown marked improvements in its business environment following a spate of reforms. However, the region still lags globally in the rankings.

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European schemes target migration source countries in Africa

European job creation and training schemes attempt to stop migration at the source.

Botswana’s diamond dilemma
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Botswana’s diamond dilemma

Botswana has managed to develop on the back of its diamond mines, but evolving the industry faces challenges from low prices.

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