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Civil society faces uphill climb in East Africa’s budding oil economies

A mix of oil and politics is threatening to undermine strong civil societies in Uganda and Kenya, but regional cooperation can help to support oil transparency and accountability groups.

Africa's digital dividend
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The untapped potential of Africa’s ‘digital dividend’

The switch from analogue to digital broadcasting could be worth $50bn for Africa. So why are one third of countries missing the deadline?

Mozambique gas boom
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As investment decisions pend, Mozambique’s gas boom town rides out the lull

A change in Mozambique’s government and falling global oil prices have delayed projects to extract and liquefy huge natural gas finds in Mozambique, but local businesses hold out.

Nigeria graduation
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How can Africa cash in on its demographic dividend?

Realising transformative change will only be possible if African countries invest in people, particularly women and young people

Donald Kaberuka
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What are the next steps in Africa’s economic transformation?

It is not money that delivers development: it is the policies that bring good return to that investment, says Donald Kaberuka, president of the AfDB

How technology can transform Africa
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How technology can transform Africa

In Africa, as in the rest of the world, Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) are set to transform society.

Infrastructure paradox
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Five charts on the African infrastructure paradox

Over the next 10 years, Africa needs to spend approximately $94bn annually on essential infrastructure, including another 7,000 megawatts a year in power capacity, just to keep up with growing demand.

Elsie Kanza
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Looking back to move forward: An interview with Elsie Kanza, Head of Africa, World Economic Forum

“As a fast-growing continent, [Africa] expects to add another billion to the work force, which would make it larger than China and India combined. That is a huge, daunting challenge.” 

The twin challenges of sustainable development and poverty eradication
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Taking on the twin challenges of sustainable development and poverty eradication

A multidimensional approach is needed if global community to ambitious development goals.

Knowledge economy
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Business can help build Africa’s knowledge economy

As the World Bank cuts growth forecasts for Africa, it has never been more important for African countries to take action so they can compete in the global knowledge economy.

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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