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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.

Malnutrition in Africa
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Malnutrition in Africa stunts economies

Aside from the moral imperative that no child should go hungry, there are economic benefits to ending malnutrition.

Bridging electricity gap teaser
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Bridging the electricity gap, fast

Turnkey power solutions can help bridge the electricity gap that leaves 621 million Africans in the dark, without having to wait years for grids to come online.

Ethiopian farming
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Ethiopia: Agriculture investment curbs inequality rises

Ethiopia’s rapid growth is serving as a counterpoint to the trope that high inequality is a necessary offshoot of rapid economic growth.

The Tripartite Free Trade Area
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Free trade zone tops regional agenda

The Tripartite Free Trade Area in Africa will be the largest in the world once implemented - but some countries stand to benefit more than others.

Conway small
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Africa’s farmers at a climate crossroads

Failure to close the financing gap for climate mitigation and adaptation could roll back gains in poverty reduction for Africa’s farmers. This is avoidable.

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South Africa: Gold miners class action heads to high court

Miners with debilitating lung disease silicosis are looking to bring a class action lawsuit against gold mining companies on an unprecedented scale for South Africa.

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