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Nigeria looks to boost rice production amid import bans
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Nigeria looks to boost rice production amid import bans

Nigeria’s central bank launched a $300m programme to boost domestic farm yields as recession, inflation and import restrictions bite. Is it working?

Can better policy curb irregular migration to Europe
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Can better policy curb irregular migration to Europe?

New research on Eritrean migrants suggests there are policies Western governments and donors can pursue to curb dangerous smuggling journeys to the West.

Trump administration looks to weaken rules on conflict minerals
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Trump administration looks to weaken rules on conflict minerals

The proposed rollback of Dodd-Frank regulations monitoring conflict minerals has been criticised by human rights groups at a time when the fragile peace in the DRC is under threat.

Morocco- The kingdom comes in from the cold
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Morocco: The kingdom comes in from the cold

With its re-accession to the African Union, Morocco hopes to address the deep structural troubles veiled by its image as a reliable partner to the West.

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.

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