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African Barrick CEO quits amid gold troubles

Tanzania’s biggest gold miner will replace its chief executive after a 60 percent fall in share price

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Brains plus brawn: Big food retailers seeking local partners

Africa’s food retail sector is attracting the world’s biggest players, but they are not going in alone. Local partnerships are helping them navigate the continent’s diverse markets and tastes.

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Is currency the biggest risk facing investors in Africa today?

African central banks have not thought through a medium to long-term view on exchange rate policy. Stable exchange regimes will be key to ensuring competitiveness.

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The value addition imperative in agriculture

Local agricultural processing is vital as Africa’s food imports continue to rise – but not all commodities are well suited to domestic value addition

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Ibrahim Keita wins Mali presidential election after rival concedes

Mali's election ends a year of political uncertainty, as Ibrahim Boubacar Keita takes power in the troubled state

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Uniting Africa to face climate change

Africa accounts for less than 3 percent of global emissions, yet our continent is widely recognised to be the most vulnerable to the effects of climate change.

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Interview: Jane Karuku, President of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa

The president of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa on the need for funding in the research and development sector

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Kenya revokes mining licenses, doubles gold royalties

Kenya’s mining reforms deepen, drawing criticism and corruption allegations from companies exploring the nascent extractives sector

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Blaze is latest blow to Kenyan tourism

Security concerns, rising taxes and regional rivals have all hit Kenya’s tourist industry of late. This week’s airport fire will do little to help, writes TIA correspondent Cate Reid.

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Policy forecast: Ghana - Piracy support networks expanding

Growing risk of of interception of oil tankers throughout the Gulf of Guinea, says Natznet Tesfay

Investing in frontier Africa

Investors are flocking to Africa's large and established economies. But the opportunities go much further. This is Africa speaks to Paddy Docherty, CEO of Phoenix Africa, to discuss his experience launching an agricultural investment in Sierra Leone.

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