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Women dry cassava.
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AGRA report emphasizes climate risks for smallholders

A new AGRA report on the impacts of climate change on sub-Saharan African smallholder agriculture paints a grim picture - but also points to paths for mitigation.

A health care workers.
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African solidarity - not protectionism - needed in response to Ebola

 It is not too late for a swift and coordinated Africa-wide Ebola response.

US President Barack Obama
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Exclusive: Michael Bloomberg and Penny Pritzker

The US Secretary of Commerce and Former Mayor of New York on Hosting the first ever U.S. Africa-Business Forum  

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang.
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Rocky road ahead for China - Africa relationship?

The next phase of China’s engagement on the continent will depend on African governments creating conducive conditions for business to overcome falling mineral prices.

MALAWI-VOTE.
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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.”

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.”

Energy Subsidies.
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North Africa Burns Billions on Energy Subsidies

North African countries are ruining national finances by spending tens of billions every year subsidizing the cost of energy, but the threat of political instability across the region means that curing the problem may be worse than enduring the disease.

President Robert Mugabe.
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Zimbabwe backtracks on indigenisation as ZANU-PF succession battles heat up

While the news that wholesale enforcement of laws requiring 51 percent indigenous ownership of foreign assets will not be happening immediately might allow businesses operating in Zimbabwe to breath a sigh of relief, there is no indication that the shift will be a permanent one as ruling party factions fight for the country’s political future.

 Kenya’s emerging.
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Rewriting the rules for Kenya’s emerging energy economy

Across Kenya, drilling activity and investment in oil and gas discoveries is on the rise, and the regulatory landscape is also taking shape - but is it up to the task?

GSK's new Africa strategy: Volume for impact

Pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline's vice president for East Africa, Allan Pamba, talks to This Is Africa about the company's outlook on the continent's shifting healthcare needs.

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Gauging the state of sustainable business practice in Africa.

The Africa Sustainability Barometer is the first region-wide assessment of sustainable business practices in Africa and highlights the need for more comprehensive reporting by companies.
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