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Mobile money: The next generation

The concept of mobile savings accounts is starting to pick up momentum across Africa. If it continues, it could make life a lot easier for borrowers too.

China's slowdown
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China’s economic bubble: what consequences for emerging markets?

China’s economy is expected to grow between 2.4 and 5 percent in 2015 - far lower than IMF predictions - with impacts on commodity exports from Africa.

Moussa Mara: Prime Minister, Mali
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Industrialisation and integration for inclusive growth in Mali

Peace and security must be the priority if Mali is to industrialize and build an inclusive economy, says the country’s prime minister.

Carlos Lopes
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It is time to rethink our protection imperative

Since the end of the Cold War, we have been missing a true strategic reflection on new forms of hegemonic power.

Mo Ibrahim.
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Top performing African governments backslide on governance

Some of the best performing governments in the African region have backslid on governance, according to findings from the Mo Ibrahim Foundation.

Maybank Islamic.
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South Africa issues Africa’s first dollar-denominated sukuk

South Africa’s oversubscribed first Islamic bond offering catches the interest of Gulf state and Asian investors.

Revolutionary robotics.
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Revolutionary robotics?

Engineers are designing pioneering robots to address many issues across the African region. Some think robotics can play a crucial role in innovation on the continent.

1000 naira bills.
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Safety in numbers?

Africa’s rich are rising, but their ‘nest eggs’ funds are moving outside the continent faster than ever.

Shami organises greens at her market stall.
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Rebuilding commerce amid South Sudan’s conflict

As civil war rages in South Sudan, rebuilding livelihoods must be a priority.

Locals carry bags and food.
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Ebola: from health crisis to food crisis?

As the Ebola outbreak continues to spread across western Africa, the worst affected countries could soon face food shortages as prices rise and imports slow.

GSK's new Africa strategy: Volume for impact

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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