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The women leading Africa’s open data drive
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The women leading Africa’s open data drive

Open data is changing the way we track transparency and deliver services, but women’s digital access in developing countries remains highly unequal. Here are some of the women leading the way across Africa.

After COP22, windows of opportunity for Africa teaser
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After COP22, windows of opportunity for Africa

As a latecomer to industrialisation, Africa can leverage lessons from the past while tapping new technologies to develop a model for low-carbon development that can inspire the rest of the world.

Dadaab- Indecision and displacement for refugees
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Dadaab: Indecision and displacement for refugees

Closing camps is not a solution to the challenges posed by refugee populations for host countries. Allowing them to participate in the economy is an essential step.

Nigerian Banks in Distress? Not Exactly
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Nigerian Banks in Distress? Not Exactly

Despite some questionable monetary policy decisions, new central bank regulations are helping to shore up the banking system as the country weathers a recession.

Algeria’s new austerity measures
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Algeria’s new austerity measures

Algeria's 2017 budget includes new cuts as part of the government efforts to adjust the oil price shock. Ordinary Algerians will feel the bite of austerity.

In Egypt, IMF money flows as austerity bites
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In Egypt, IMF money to flow as austerity bites

Egypt has closed a crucial loan deal with the IMF, but critics worry the money will be frittered away on loan repayments while the population suffers through austerity.

Zimbabwe and South Africa tussle over trade
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Zimbabwe and South Africa tussle over trade

A move by Zimbabwe’s government to restrict imports has riled neighbouring South Africa, as well as groups within its own borders

Tanzania, Nigeria and the EU: Free trade discord
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Tanzania, Nigeria and the EU: Free trade discord

Tanzania and Nigeria reject EU free trade deals as they attempt to prove that industrialisation policy does not have to be a dirty word.

Côte d’Ivoire- Tech hub on the rise teaser
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Côte d’Ivoire: Tech hub on the rise

Côte d’Ivoire is trying to position itself as a tech and business destination in west Africa that can compete with Senegal’s Dakar and Lagos in Nigeria. Can digital development lead the way?

In Malawi, trafficking targeting albinos surges teaser
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In Malawi, trafficking targeting albinos surges

The explosion of trafficking in the body parts of Albino people in Malawi is based on local beliefs that they possess magical powers that bring good luck, wealth or boost business.

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