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Challenges ahead for North African solar export

As North Africa’s solar investments begin to pay off, building an export industry connected to Europe faces obstacles from lack of regional integration.

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Ethiopia still bullish on China industrial investment

Despite a slowdown in China’s economy, Ethiopia is still betting that manufacturers will make the jump to Africa as wages rise.

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Mozambique resists cronyism in gas licensing

As companies vie to access Mozambique’s vast gas resources, the country has, for now,  dispelled fears that the Nyusi administration will descend into crony capitalism.

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Hard choices as Nigeria’s liquidity crunch deepens

There may be a silver lining to Nigeria’s fiscal woes. With yield-chasing “hot money” leaving the country, Nigeria should make room for patient investors with long-term commitment.

SAB - InBev merger - Getty
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Africa expansion drives SAB Miller, AB InBev mega-merger

Strong investor confidence in many African markets is fuelling a rise in M&A activity and multinational power plays.

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Egypt’s fig leaf elections keep business elite on side

Egypt’s flawed elections will placate international scrutiny while giving the domestic business elite enough of a say to mollify them as the military consolidates power.

Strongman politics
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Mixed blessings for investors in end of strongman politics

Social change is never without turbulence, and investors may find the going more difficult without the short-term stability a strongman can provide.

Africa’s tech movement gets political
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Africa’s tech movement gets political

Africa’s tech scene and improving ICT infrastructure are connecting citizens and producing a new IT business constituency. These forces are altering the political landscape.

Rwanda gains
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Rwanda leads on child, maternal mortality gains

As the legacy of the Millennium Development Goals framework is debated, health outcome targets show steady improvement across Africa between 1990 and 2013.

Knowledge isn't power
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Africa’s knowledge economy dreams still distant

Many African governments are betting they can compete with the world’s knowledge economies. So far it is not taking off.

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