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Will Sisi's flirtation with populism really hit the rich?

Egypt’s newly elected President may talk of hiking taxes, but his interests remain fundamentally aligned with the business and military elite.

Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn.
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UN summit calls for ‘peace through business’ in Great Lakes region

East African leaders and UN officials bullish on responsible investment to break Great Lakes’ cycles of violence.

Iron mine.
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Simandou deal marks breakthrough for world’s largest untapped iron ore deposit

British-Australian miner Rio Tinto has announced a $20bn deal to develop the Simandou iron ore project in Guniea

Nairobi Stock Exchange.
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Main street invests in Africa’s stocks: Nile fund’s Larry Seruma on the continent’s modernising equity markets

Main Street investors can now own a portfolio of Africa’s fastest growing stocks with as little as $1000 – the minimum investment required for the Nile Pan African fund, a US based mutual fund offering the public targeted allocations in African equities.

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A family affair

An interview with Jose Filomeno de Sousa dos Santos, chairman of Angola’s sovereign wealth fund

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Malawi vote destabilised by delays

For the business community, the vacuum left by opposition candidates’ lack of defined policies could be cause for concern amid President’s demand for a vote recount.

Margaret McMillan
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The Myth of de-industrialisation in sub-Saharan Africa.

“Rather than industrialising, many believe that the manufacturing sector in Africa has contracted. Yet a careful scrutiny of the recent facts indicates this is not so.”

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Africa’s growth to accelerate, but structural change sluggish

Africa’s economies projected to grow through 2014 - 2015, but lack of public goods might stunt region’s ‘rise’, according to 2014 African Economic Outlook report.

Carlos Lopes
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For growth to count, Africa must industrialise

“Africa’s growth, contrary to the headline figures, has not been sufficiently inclusive.”

abandoned train.
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China to finance $3.8bn East African railway network

A new railway system out of Kenya aims to boost East African integration with Chinese money.

Creating the new benchmark

Sustainable business is a frequently used catchphrase, but what does it look like in practice? This Is Africa sits down with Ilmi Granoff, Senior Research Fellow at the Overseas Development Institute, to discuss challenges and opportunities in the African context, and the value of sustainability reporting.

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