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October 19, 2018

Editor’s Note: October 19, 2018 The Russians are coming Russian president Vladimir Putin and Egyptian president Abdel Fattah el-Sisi this week signed a new strategic partnership to strengthen military and trade ties. The deal is the latest example of efforts by Moscow […]

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October 19, 2018

Editor’s Note: October 19, 2018 The Russians are coming Russian president Vladimir Putin and Egyptian president Abdel Fattah el-Sisi this week signed a new strategic partnership to strengthen military and trade ties. The deal is the latest example of efforts by Moscow […]

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October 18, 2018

Editor’s Note: October 18, 2018 Africa is losing the competitiveness race The World Economic Forum (WEF) has just launched its 2018 Global Competitiveness report. The yearly review assesses what countries globally are doing to drive productivity. The 140-country index uses twelve […]

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October 17, 2018

Editor’s Note: October 17, 2018 What is wrong with African agriculture? Yesterday was World Food Day, an annual day of celebrations commemorating the establishment of the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). There was little to celebrate for Africa.  Hunger is […]

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October 16, 2018

Editor’s Note: October 16, 2018 Africa has wasted a good crisis “You never want a serious crisis to go to waste. And what I mean by that is an opportunity to do things that you think you could not do […]

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October 15, 2018

Editor’s Note:  October 15, 2018 Ghana’s century bond is just a bad idea Ghana is planning to sell $5bn – $10bn in bonds by the end of the year. This is to be the first tranche of what the government hopes will […]

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October 12, 2018

Editor’s Note: October 12, 2018 All talk and no action on Africa’s youth? The World Bank has just launched the Human Capital Index (HCI), a new ranking that quantifies the impact of education and health on the productivity of the next generation […]

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October 11, 2018

Editor’s Note: October 11, 2018 Saying no to China is an option Sierra Leone has cancelled a $400m deal with the China Railway Seventh Group to build a new airport outside its capital Freetown. This follows a review of the project, signed […]

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