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Commercial service exports in decline
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Africa’s commercial service exports in decline

Africa is the only region in the world to experience a negative growth in commercial services exports, according to new statistics from the World Trade Organisation.

South Sudan inflation
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Inflation compounds the costs of war in South Sudan

Engulfed in civil war, South Sudan faces dire consequences from conflict as inflation spikes and food security dwindles.

Former US President Bill Clinton, Christine Lagarde IMF Managing Director, and Mo Ibrahim Founder and Chairman, Mo Ibrahim Foundation
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Mo Ibrahim blames US polarisation for attacks against Clinton philanthropy

Telecoms mogul characterises attacks against the Clinton Foundation as a “political assassination process” as 2016 US presidential elections loom.

Africa logistics
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Delivering development: Why better logistics is critical for Africa’s growth

In discussions around sustainable development and poverty reduction, too often a focus on headline targets neglects to address the mechanics of delivery.

London Stock Exchange
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London eyes dual listings on west African capital markets

London Stock Exchange is pushing for dual listings with West African regional exchange.

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In Nigeria, Buhari’s likely balancing acts on corruption

 Nigeria’s president-elect swept to power on the promise to clean up corruption - but can he do it without alienating allies?

Angola economy
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Angola's economy: In deep water

A low oil price and uncertainty over future exploration projects – with existing oil fields rapidly drying up – is raising questions about the future of its oil-reliant economy.

Tanzania foreign workers
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Tanzania to restrict foreign workers through new law

Tanzania’s parliament is set to implement stringent new employment regulations to curb the number of foreign workers in the country.

Woori Bank
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South Korean bank partners to support growing Africa ties

South Korean investment and trade with Africa has increased exponentially over the past decade, paralleling in other Asia-Africa ties. Banks are catching up.

Building bridges
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Building Bridges: In search of solutions for Africa’s infrastructure gap

Could the rapidly expanding pool of domestic savings be the key to Africa’s infrastructure deficit?

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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