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In Malawi, trafficking targeting albinos surges teaser
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In Malawi, trafficking targeting albinos surges

The explosion of trafficking in the body parts of Albino people in Malawi is based on local beliefs that they possess magical powers that bring good luck, wealth or boost business.

African Union ePassport opens door to closer integration - Getty
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African Union passport opens door to closer integration

While some in the West toy with isolationism, the African Union has launched an electronic passport to allow free movement among all 54 markets in the region.

Algeria looks to reshape growth model amid oil price plunge teaser
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Algeria looks to reshape growth model amid oil price plunge

Algeria's new growth model aims to reshape the country's oil-dependent economy and cut subsidies. But measures may be too little, too late.

 Treasuries in Africa’s mining hubs under pressure - Getty
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Treasuries in Africa’s mining hubs under pressure

With billions in debt maturing between 2021 and 2025, African mineral producers have only a few years to right the ship. Clamping down on trade mispricing will help.

Niger Delta clean up could curb militancy say experts - Getty
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Niger Delta clean up: Curbing militancy?

In itself a long awaited oil spill clean up programme will not solve the problem of militancy in Nigeria’s south, but there will not be peace in the Niger Delta without environmental restoration.

Egypt’s crackdown on forex traders not enough to stop currency slide - Getty
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Egypt’s crackdown on forex traders not enough to stop currency slide

Most economists doubt that the tougher penalties will be enough to stem the import dependent country’s economic slide.

Tanzania: Maasai leader pioneers path to legal land rights
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Tanzania: Maasai leader pioneers path to legal land rights

Establishing legal rights to community land is a problem across Africa. One Tanzanian Maasai leader is pioneering an approach to preserve large expanses of communal lands.

Illegal poaching under pressure as ivory demand grows in China - Getty
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Illegal poaching under pressure as ivory demand grows in China

Driven by demand from Asia, ivory poaching is decimating Africa’s elephant populations. Governments and NGOs are fighting back.

Zimbabwe: Policy void chokes renewables - Getty
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Zimbabwe: Policy void chokes renewables

Thirteen years after opening up the power sector to private investors, the government still seems reluctant to implement key policies vital to unlocking private investment.

India-Africa relations: Out to sea - Getty
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India-Africa relations: Out to sea

India is seeking to strengthen ties with African countries. Coastal commerce and balancing China in the Indian Ocean are key interests.

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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