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Bitcoin in Africa: Leapfrogging the currency market?

Bitcoin, a kind of alternative digital currency that enables instant, anonymous money transfers using peer-to-peer technology, has stirred up interest in leading financial markets such as the United States and China.

Pupils from different grades.
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Girls’ education in Africa: The private sphere and the private sector

When you add it all up, girls’ education offers a return on investment that compounds over time.

US President Barack Obama
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Exclusive: Michael Bloomberg and Penny Pritzker

The US Secretary of Commerce and Former Mayor of New York on Hosting the first ever U.S. Africa-Business Forum  

Singapore Marina Bay.
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Masters of the city

As Africa urbanises, Singapore’s master planners are at the forefront of reimagining many of the continent’s growing metropolises.

S&P.
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Rising debt at odds with Africa’s growth narrative, says S&P

Africa may be a continent on the rise, but so are its debts and deficits.

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang.
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Rocky road ahead for China - Africa relationship?

The next phase of China’s engagement on the continent will depend on African governments creating conducive conditions for business to overcome falling mineral prices.

Woolworths.
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Outsized successes

Size is not everything - and six African companies are showing that you do not have to be a multinational to be a market leader.

The emir of Kuwait Sabah Al-Ahmad.
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The North African connection

Kuwait’s reticent sovereign wealth fund talks to This Is Africa about its interests in northern Africa

Senegalese fishermen.
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Senegal issues sub-Saharan Africa’s largest Islamic bond offering

Senegal is offering sukuk bonds worth over $200m to investors, ahead of the region’s more developed economies.

Leader of Belgian economic trade mission.
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Three key themes for the future of investment in Africa

As investment into Africa matures, the narrative is no longer wholly opportunistic nor philanthropic – it is simply optimistic.

Ch 1: Playing the long game

Pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline's vice president for East Africa, Allan Pamba, talks to This Is Africa about the company's outlook on the continent's shifting healthcare needs.

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