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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.

Kofi Annan
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Long road ahead for ambitious post-2015 agenda

As leaders prepare to enshrine the post-2015 development agenda, Kofi Annan backs the universal mandate while acknowledging implementation challenges ahead.

South African miners
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South African miners could lose HIV treatment in job cuts

As commodity prices tumble, South African miners with HIV stand to lose access to treatment should they be made redundant in recently announced job cuts.

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The limits of Agoa in South Africa

Fifteen years after it was first signed, South Africa’s access to US markets through the Agoa trade agreement has done little to dampen rampant unemployment.

Burkina Faso education
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Burkina Faso leads on poverty, education development goals

Eight of the top 10 countries who made the greatest progress towards extreme poverty eradication and primary education goals are in Africa - but from a low baseline.

Africa schools China tech
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Africa’s schools targeted in China tech export move

China is making bold pledges to use tech to improve education in Africa. The question is: what is in it for them?

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Civil society faces uphill climb in East Africa’s budding oil economies

A mix of oil and politics is threatening to undermine strong civil societies in Uganda and Kenya, but regional cooperation can help to support oil transparency and accountability groups.

Africa's digital dividend
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The untapped potential of Africa’s ‘digital dividend’

The switch from analogue to digital broadcasting could be worth $50bn for Africa. So why are one third of countries missing the deadline?

Former US President Bill Clinton, Christine Lagarde IMF Managing Director, and Mo Ibrahim Founder and Chairman, Mo Ibrahim Foundation
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Mo Ibrahim blames US polarisation for attacks against Clinton philanthropy

Telecoms mogul characterises attacks against the Clinton Foundation as a “political assassination process” as 2016 US presidential elections loom.

Angola economy
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Angola's economy: In deep water

A low oil price and uncertainty over future exploration projects – with existing oil fields rapidly drying up – is raising questions about the future of its oil-reliant economy.

Global Goals will fail without climate pact

Professor Sir Gordon Conway talks to This Is Africa about why a binding climate agreement at COP21 in December will be essential to fulfilling the new UN-led Sustainable Development Goals.

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