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Rising yields
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Yields rise but still lag behind for Africa's farmers

New data shows that while productivity is improving, for millions food insecurity is far from being a thing of the past.

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South Africa still leads on foreign investment

As oil dependent nations continue to struggle with low prices, South Africa remains the region’s top destination for foreign investment.

Ghana budget
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Ghana’s two speed budget

Ghana’s fiscal crisis shows that the benefits of enacting rules for oil revenues are lost if the broader budget is not managed with the same aims.

Borderless trade
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Building a future of borderless trade

Africa’s intra-regional trade networks are underdeveloped, but new laws and investments target its expansion.

Coding Africa’s urban spaces
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Coding Africa’s urban spaces

Many countries in Africa do not have proper addressing systems. Tech solutions using geolocation technology are rising to this challenge.

Habre trial
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Habre on trial: Justice interrupted?

The trial of Chad’s former ruler in Senegal is the first time a universal jurisdiction case is proceeding in Africa - but the process has been marred by delays.

Suez canal expansion
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Amid fanfare, Egypt inaugurates Suez Canal expansion

As Egypt unveiled an $8.2bn expansion of the Suez Canal, critics question whether the upgrade can bring all the benefits the Sisi administration claims.

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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.

Technology and agriculture
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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.

Startup fail small
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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.

Consolidating Africa's banks

Arnold Ekpe talks to This is Africa about the logic of consolidating banks in many of the region's markets.

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