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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.

Muhammadu Buhari
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Nigeria: Following elections, all eyes set on the Niger Delta

After Nigeria’s landmark elections, incoming president Muhammadu Buhari’s handling of the volatile, oil rich Niger Delta region may prove the linchpin to his success.

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The Electrostate

If South Africa can’t kick its addiction to cheap electricity, it needs to find new ways of feeding it.

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Jobs are not enough to stop radicalisation, says report

New research seeks to debunk the assumption that simply by creating jobs governments can buy stability.

Business of science
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Can corporate scientific responsibility work in Africa?

Policies must correct the numbers of qualified but industrially irrelevant graduates in Africa before the youth bulge turns into a curse.

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Disputed Somaliland’s oil laws heighten stakes in volatile region

The self-declared state of Somaliland has ambitious plans to regulate its nascent oil sector. However, it is a step that could heighten tensions throughout the Somali-speaking region.

Graça Machel on women's empowerment in Africa

Graça Machel talks to This Is Africa about her work empowering women across Africa and globally on the side of the 2015 Skoll World Forum.

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