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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.

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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.

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Nigeria: Currency instability could raise election stakes

Nigeria’s embattled currency, the naira, has continued to slide on the back of low oil prices, closing at record intra-day lows against the dollar, even as the central bank intervenes.

A miner walks past a jacaranda tree in full blossom on his way home in the town of Marikana, South Africa
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South Africa struggles with land reform

South Africa has tabled a number of new land reforms as the country continues to struggle with the legacy of the apartheid system - but will they help or hinder?

The Karoo Array Telescope construction site, part of the MeerKAT Project, in the Northern Cape
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Africa aims for the final frontier

Space and satellite programmes are gathering pace across Africa. But should space be a priority when budgets are tight and poverty high at home?

Bringing Islamic finance to the AfDB

African Development Bank (AfDB) presidential candidate Birama Boubacar Sidibe talks to TIA about building regional markets and bringing his Islamic finance experience to the bank.

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