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The emir of Kuwait Sabah Al-Ahmad.
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The North African connection

Kuwait’s reticent sovereign wealth fund talks to This Is Africa about its interests in northern Africa

Senegalese fishermen.
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Senegal issues sub-Saharan Africa’s largest Islamic bond offering

Senegal is offering sukuk bonds worth over $200m to investors, ahead of the region’s more developed economies.

Leader of Belgian economic trade mission.
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Three key themes for the future of investment in Africa

As investment into Africa matures, the narrative is no longer wholly opportunistic nor philanthropic – it is simply optimistic.

Thabazimbi Miners.
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Seven reasons to be optimistic about Africa

Trends to watch that are telling of the continent’s promise and progress

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Billion dollar tech cities Hope and Konza: Boon or bane to Africa’s tech movement?

Kenya and Ghana are both investing billions in building pre-planned tech hubs - but are ICT megacities the best way to support the continent’s growing tech movement?

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In Nigeria, oil theft on the rise

In the oil rich Niger Delta, kidnapping may be on the wane but oil theft is a growing problem - and so long as mass poverty and unemployment persist, so will security risks.

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Why the world needs a new way to tackle poverty

Development cooperation is not only about money - it is also about the transfer of knowledge and experience.

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Singapore bullish on African opportunities

Southeast Asian economy Singapore hopes to position itself as a portal between Africa and the region - but will Africa’s capacity constraints slow the process?

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Risk or reward: is it the right time to invest in Angola?

Angola is growing rapidly, and its consumer classes with it - but are the structures yet in place to make it an investment hub?

Students use the internet.
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Africa’s White Spaces Revolution: Broadband’s Final Frontier

Could unused portions of the TV and radio spectrum be the answer to getting Africa online?

Bringing Islamic finance to the AfDB

African Development Bank (AfDB) presidential candidate Birama Boubacar Sidibe talks to TIA about building regional markets and bringing his Islamic finance experience to the bank.

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