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Can better policy curb irregular migration to Europe
From Policy

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
From Policy

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.

Libyan oil- A bittersweet return?
From Analysis

Libyan oil: A bittersweet return?

Frantic deal making now looks to have brought about the surprise return to force of Libya in the oil export market. Will it work against Opec’s efforts to forge deals to cut global production?

Alphamin
From Business

Risky business: Alphamin’s DRC mining gamble

Drawn by rich tin deposits, a Western mining company is looking to set up operations in an unlikely corner of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Can they pull it off?

Algeria: Bunkering down in a bad neighbourhood - Getty
From Analysis

Algeria: Bunkering down in a bad neighbourhood

A prolonged succession crisis and a swelling military budget hint at growing insecurity for Algeria.

Kenya’s tourism sector set to recover - Getty
From Business

Kenya’s tourism sector set to recover

Though still vulnerable to shocks from security incidents, the country’s $1bn a year tourism industry looks set for recovery in 2016.

DRC: Investor uncertainty around president’s power play - Getty
From Business

DRC: Investor uncertainty around president’s power play

A constitutional challenge from the president and low commodity prices are combining to make investors uneasy.

North African solar export - Getty
From Business

Challenges ahead for North African solar export

As North Africa’s solar investments begin to pay off, building an export industry connected to Europe faces obstacles from lack of regional integration.

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