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March 22, 2019

Editor’s Note: March 22, 2019 Does Africa have a resource nationalism problem? A total of 30 countries, including 21 major oil, gas and mineral producers, have seen a ‘significant increase’ in resource nationalism risks over the past year, according to […]

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March 22, 2019

Editor’s Note: March 22, 2019 Does Africa have a resource nationalism problem? A total of 30 countries, including 21 major oil, gas and mineral producers, have seen a ‘significant increase’ in resource nationalism risks over the past year, according to […]

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March 21, 2019

Editor’s Note: March 21, 2019 Why are Africans so unhappy? Finland is the world’s happiest country, according to the UN’s 2019World Happiness Report. The ranking lists 156 countries using survey data from Gallup on citizens’ perceived levels of happiness, covering […]

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March 20, 2019

Editor’s Note: March 20, 2019 Does Africa really need more Eurobonds? Ghana sold a $3bn Eurobond on Tuesday, with plans to use the money to fund infrastructure development and clear existing, maturing debt. It’s the latest addition to Africa’s seemingly insatiable […]

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March 19, 2019

Editor’s Note: March 19, 2019  A new ‘scramble for Africa’? Last week French president Emmanuel Macron pledged $2.8bn of investment into African startups and SMEs by 2022. The announcement came during his first tour of East Africa, part of an […]

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March 18, 2019

Editor’s Note: March 18, 2019 South Africa’s post-Zuma grace period is over South Africa’s ruling African National Congress is facing a backlash over the inclusion of politicians linked to corruption under former president Jacob Zuma in its candidate list for general […]

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March 15, 2019

Editor’s Note: March 15, 2019 What does $47bn do for climate change in Africa? The World Bank and African Development Bank on Thursdaypledged to commit $47bn between 2020-2025 to help African countries tackle the impact of climate change. The announcement was […]

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March 14, 2019

Editor’s Note: March 14, 2019 Is African e-commerce a good investment? Jumia, the Nigeria-based e-commerce start-up, has filed for an IPOon the New York Stock Exchange, which could value the company at $1.5bn Ostensibly it’s the crowning achievement of a […]

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