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Daily Brief, May 24, 2018

Editor’s Note: May 24, 2018 Is RwandAir getting ahead of itself? Rwanda has signed a three-year sponsorship deal with Premier League football team Arsenal, whose players will have “Visit Rwanda” adorning their sleeves next season. This is part of a drive to […]

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Daily Brief, May 24, 2018

Editor’s Note: May 24, 2018 Is RwandAir getting ahead of itself? Rwanda has signed a three-year sponsorship deal with Premier League football team Arsenal, whose players will have “Visit Rwanda” adorning their sleeves next season. This is part of a drive to […]

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Daily Brief, May 23, 2018

Editor’s Note: May 23, 2018 Africa must not fall back into the oil trap Brent crude breached $80 a barrel last week for the first time since November 2014. Oil prices are rallying amid fears over the Iran nuclear deal, […]

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Daily Brief, May 22, 2018

Editor’s Note: May 22, 2018 Africa’s tech boom sounds more exciting than it is Last week San Francisco-based private equity giant Texas Pacific Group (TPG) announced a $47.5m investment into Kenya-based fintech startup Cellulant, a digital payments company. The deal has been […]

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Daily Brief, May 21, 2018

Editor’s Note: May 21, 2018 Angola means business Last Thursday Swiss authorities raided several locations relating to ahigh profile criminal investigation into money laundering and fraud linked to Angola’s sovereign wealth fund. It is the latest example of an unexpected crackdown […]

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Daily Brief, May 18, 2018

Editor’s Note: May 18, 2018 The Chinese (tourists) are coming The Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) this week launched a new credit card in partnership with Kenya’s Stanbic Bank specifically for Chinese tourists visiting the east African country. South Africa-based […]

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Daily Brief, May 17, 2018

Editor’s Note: May 17, 2018 What’s so bad about resource nationalism? Jean-Sébastien Jacques, CEO of the world’s second-largest miner Rio Tinto, has warned that rising resource nationalism is a growing concern for miners. His comments come amid a wave of government […]

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Daily Brief, May 16, 2018

Editor’s Note: May 16, 2018 Zimbabwe is learning that democracy tastes bittersweet Public sector workers in Zimbabwe have rejected a proposed 15% salary increase by president Emmerson Mnangagwa, less than two months before the country is due to hold its first post-Mugabe […]

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