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West Africa’s oil industry struggles under US shale boom

The US shale boom is set to redraw the map of global oil supply and distribution,

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Is currency the biggest risk facing investors in Africa today?

“Weaker currencies will not improve competitiveness if they are not accompanied by crucial structural reforms.”

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Eurobonds: Timing is everything

Kenya is persevering with plans to issue international debt despite the emerging market sell off, but Senegal is adopting a more bearish approach

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Mali plans mine contract review

The west African nation’s new government will review contracts in a bid to realise real returns from its mineral reserves

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Going offshore

As G20 countries crack down on tax havens, Kenya and The Gambia are trying to establish their own offshore business jurisdictions

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Africa’s demographics are driving global population growth

What do population and urbanisation data tell us about Africa’s long-term development?

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Interview: Clare Short. Chair of the Extractives Industries Transparency Initiative

“Now, we have 39 countries reporting revenues paid to government by companies, and governments reporting what they receive”

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Kenya: concern over ease of shell company incorporation

Kenya is the easiest place to set up an untraceable shell company, with implications for money laundering and tax evasion

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Kenya mining reforms threaten inflows

Policy changes in Kenya’s nascent mining sector could jeapordise future mineral development, according to the country’s largest miner

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As South African gold talks stall, stakeholders are bullish

The risk of strikes in the gold sector is rising, but government is confident of a resolution and producers anticipate only short-term interruptions

Investing in frontier Africa

Investors are flocking to Africa's large and established economies. But the opportunities go much further. This is Africa speaks to Paddy Docherty, CEO of Phoenix Africa, to discuss his experience launching an agricultural investment in Sierra Leone.

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