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Zimbabwe cannot afford another coalition, says finance minister Tendai Biti - but support for his opposition party is slipping
June elections are now an impossibility, says Zimbabwe's finance minister Tendai Biti
Mining industries need to adapt to shifting global demand
"Going forward, Russia’s policy toward Africa will focus on realizing mutual opportunities," writes Mikhail Margelov
Guinea's controversial mining reforms have landed the country with a 'high risk' rating for resource nationalism. But supporters believe the changes are well-conceived, fair and necessary to both investors and the state.
Elections head to a nail-biting finish as Kenyatta's lead falls below the 50 percent needed for outright win
Policy forecasts from Exclusive Analysis on the rising jihadist threat in West Africa, and industrial action in South Africa
Growth in Chinese private sector activity in African markets is being led by labour-intensive manufacturing and service industries
Most urban population growth in sub-Saharan Africa is derived from natural increase and reclassification of small settlements and not rural-urban migration.
Africa's growth figures are impressive, but there has been little investigation into the credibility of the figures. Morten Jerven's new book, Poor Numbers, lifts the lid.
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