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South Africa- Zuma unleashed
From Analysis

South Africa: Zuma unleashed

President Jacob Zuma is gambling with his country’s future and economic viability for his own political survival. He may just get away with it, to South Africa’s detriment.

AfDB president warns against Africa’s rising debt - Getty
From Analysis

AfDB president warns against Africa’s rising debt

 During the commodities supercycle, African sovereigns tapped international debt markets for the first. Now, they are harder to repay.

Wishful thinking: Kenya’s  infrastructure pitch - Getty
From Business

Wishful thinking: Kenya’s infrastructure pitch

LAPPSET transport corridor bosses are pitching investors an overly rosy picture.

Nigerian naira being counted in an exchange office
From Business

Nigeria will devalue in 2016, say S&P

African sovereigns are looking at a tough year ahead, with Nigeria all but guaranteed to devalue its currency.

Djibouti port
From Analysis

Interview: Ali Moshiri, President of Chevron Africa and Latin America Exploration and Production

Chevron’s president for upstream in Africa and Latin America reflects on coping with low prices and bringing investment back to Nigeria.

Ethiopia bullish on China industrial development - Getty

Ethiopia still bullish on China industrial investment

Despite a slowdown in China’s economy, Ethiopia is still betting that manufacturers will make the jump to Africa as wages rise.

Kofi Annan
From Policy

Long road ahead for ambitious post-2015 agenda

As leaders prepare to enshrine the post-2015 development agenda, Kofi Annan backs the universal mandate while acknowledging implementation challenges ahead.

Ghana: climate crisis and extremism

Ghana’s president links climate crisis to extremism

Ghana’s president, John Dramani Mahama, warns that rift in social fabric caused by climate shocks provide an opening for extremist groups.

Uganda oil
From Business

Uganda pushes towards first oil despite low price environment

Despite moves by major energy companies to cut more than $100bn in spending on new projects worldwide, Uganda pushes ahead on licensing with the goal of producing first oil by 2018.

Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi
From Business

Despite crackdowns, First Rand Bank investment arm bullish on Egypt

Positive outlook on Egypt’s prospects highlights the divergence between the perceptions of the investment community, and increasingly authoritarian rule.

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