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Simandou deal marks breakthrough for world’s largest untapped iron ore deposit

British-Australian miner Rio Tinto has announced a $20bn deal to develop the Simandou iron ore project in Guniea

Nairobi Stock Exchange.
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Main street invests in Africa’s stocks: Nile fund’s Larry Seruma on the continent’s modernising equity markets

Main Street investors can now own a portfolio of Africa’s fastest growing stocks with as little as $1000 – the minimum investment required for the Nile Pan African fund, a US based mutual fund offering the public targeted allocations in African equities.

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A family affair

An interview with Jose Filomeno de Sousa dos Santos, chairman of Angola’s sovereign wealth fund

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Malawi vote destabilised by delays

For the business community, the vacuum left by opposition candidates’ lack of defined policies could be cause for concern amid President’s demand for a vote recount.

Margaret McMillan
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The Myth of de-industrialisation in sub-Saharan Africa.

“Rather than industrialising, many believe that the manufacturing sector in Africa has contracted. Yet a careful scrutiny of the recent facts indicates this is not so.”

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Africa’s growth to accelerate, but structural change sluggish

Africa’s economies projected to grow through 2014 - 2015, but lack of public goods might stunt region’s ‘rise’, according to 2014 African Economic Outlook report.

Carlos Lopes
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For growth to count, Africa must industrialise

“Africa’s growth, contrary to the headline figures, has not been sufficiently inclusive.”

abandoned train.
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China to finance $3.8bn East African railway network

A new railway system out of Kenya aims to boost East African integration with Chinese money.

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Zimbabwe diamonds, platinum bullish despite economic woes

Easing of diamond sanctions and South African platinum strikes unrest have bolstered Zimbabwe’s production as the rest of the economy struggles.

Voting Station.
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Investors’ crisis of confidence under South Africa’s ANC

As the final polls are counted in South Africa, the prospect of another five years under the African National Congress’ increasingly controversial rule gives investors little to cheer about.

Interview with Lord Michael Hastings

Lord Michael Hastings sits down with This Is Africa to talk about the Millennium Villages projects he has helped to spearhead across Africa.

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