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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?

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.

Ch 1: Playing the long game

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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