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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.

Corruption threatens to derail Africa’s defences - Getty
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Corruption threatens to derail Africa’s defences

African states seeking to revamp their security forces must confront defence corruption risks. 

Zimbabwe’s currency quandaries - Getty
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Zimbabwe’s currency quandaries

Zimbabwe’s 12 currency system has stabilised the economy, but increasingly it looks like a double-edged sword.

Nigeria’s liquidity crunch deepens - Getty
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Hard choices as Nigeria’s liquidity crunch deepens

There may be a silver lining to Nigeria’s fiscal woes. With yield-chasing “hot money” leaving the country, Nigeria should make room for patient investors with long-term commitment.

Africa’s tech movement gets political
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Africa’s tech movement gets political

Africa’s tech scene and improving ICT infrastructure are connecting citizens and producing a new IT business constituency. These forces are altering the political landscape.

Knowledge isn't power
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Africa’s knowledge economy dreams still distant

Many African governments are betting they can compete with the world’s knowledge economies. So far it is not taking off.

The Tripartite Free Trade Area
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Free trade zone tops regional agenda

The Tripartite Free Trade Area in Africa will be the largest in the world once implemented - but some countries stand to benefit more than others.

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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