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Fighting sexual violence in the DRC - Getty
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Fighting sexual violence in the DRC

With the defeat of rebel forces in 2013 and a subsequent return to peace, the DRC now has the opportunity and responsibility to combat sexual violence.

Ending gender discrimination in land ownership - Getty
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Ending gender discrimination in land ownership

Increasingly women are becoming heads of their households, but they rarely control the land that supports their families because of legal discrimination.

Co-working spreads in north Africa
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Co-working spreads in north Africa

Algeria’s first co-working spaces opened in 2016, while other shared office spaces are expanding across the Maghreb.

Chinese immigrants in Africa
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Despite slowdown, China’s migrants rooted in Africa

Despite China’s slowdown and the end of the commodities super-cycle that powered initial waves of Chinese immigration to Africa, many are choosing to stay on.

Ugandan pipeline decision
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Regional politics hijack Uganda’s oil pipeline decision

What was originally a commercial decision to open energy markets in landlocked Uganda has moved into the political realm, with different parties backing different plans.

The saga of the ‘tuna bonds’ continues
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Mozambique’s tuna bond exchange: No panacea

The saga of the ‘tuna bonds’ continues, with Moody’s downgrading not only the issuing company but the creditworthiness of Mozambique as a result.

Land disputes threaten Kenya renewables projects - Getty
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Land disputes threaten Kenya renewables projects

Fierce land disputes between local communities and developers are casting a pall over the futures of two of the region’s biggest wind projects.

Investor appetite for emerging market renewables rises - Getty
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Investor appetite for emerging market renewables rises

Compared to developed markets, such as Europe, there are far fewer barriers to commerciality for renewable energy projects in Africa.

Import dependence is “ridiculous”: Gabon president - Getty
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Import dependence is “ridiculous”: Gabon president

Gabon’s president is keen to talk about diversifying away from oil, yet half a century of oil revenues have translated into few development gains.

London court rules against Djibouti president - Getty
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London court rules against Djibouti president

A three-year legal battle in London backfires on president Ismail Guelleh ahead of next month’s election.

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