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EU-Africa Summit.
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EU-Africa summit light on deliverables as key trade agreement falls through

Under the shadow of the breakdown of another round of trade talks with western African trade bloc ECOWAS, the fourth annual EU-Africa summit wrapped up in Brussels last week.

Oil refinery Nigeria.
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In Nigeria’s latest oil corruption scandal, business as usual prevails

As Nigeria’s economy is rocked by the fallout of accusations that the national oil company has stolen billions from federal accounts, the likelihood that the government will dig into oil accounts, as promised, looks dim.

rebel blockades.
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What future for Libya's Banks?

Libya's banks are sitting on tens of billions in assets, but a broken financial system and political chaos mean the coffers are staying firmly locked.

Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.
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Egypt resignations: Setting the stage for Sisi?

A surprise mass resignation lays the foundations for Abdel Fattah el-Sisi to announce presidential candidacy

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Islamic finance finds its feet in North Africa

North Africa, a traditional laggard in Islamic finance, is opening its markets

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EU struggles to balance interests in North Africa

Three years after the ‘Arab Spring’ the EU’s policy for North Africa is still conflicted

Egypt labour disputes.
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Egypt's government on collision course with labour organisations

Professional syndicates clash with military government

Oil Barrel.
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Uganda signs MoU with oil companies

Roadblocks to oil production removed as companies compromise on a refinery

Company Office.
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Tax “not significant driver” of firms’ location decisions in Africa, says IMF study

New data strengthens the case against tax exemptions for investment promotion

Mamphela Ramphele.
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Ramphele reneges on DA deal

The South African opposition leader has another change of heart

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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