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ANC seen pushing market-friendly economic policy ANC seen pushing market-friendly economic policy(0)

South Africa is expected to move towards more market-oriented economic policies after the ruling African National Congress (ANC) won elections with 62% of the vote, analysts said. CONTINUE READING

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Ethiopia builds on economic momentum Ethiopia builds on economic momentum(0)

Ethiopia is building on its economic momentum with a spate of new developments, but needs higher growth rates to fulfil its ambition of achieving middle-income status. CONTINUE READING

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North Africa walks job creation tightrope North Africa walks job creation tightrope(0)

While policymakers across North Africa look to revamp political structures in the region, unemployment is reaching alarming proportions. CONTINUE READING

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South Sudan’s latent potential South Sudan’s latent potential(0)

Just 10 days before South Sudan erupted in civil war last December, the government hosted more than 900 investors from 55 countries to showcase the country’s investment opportunities. CONTINUE READING

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DRC: A Diamond In The Rough DRC: A Diamond In The Rough(0)

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is set to emerge as the fastest growing economy in Africa, clocking growth rates of 8.7% and 8.5% in 2014 and 2015, respectively. CONTINUE READING

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Nurturing democracy startup Tunisia Nurturing democracy startup Tunisia(0)

The prime minister of Tunisia recently called his country a “democracy startup”. CONTINUE READING

Moroccan banks eye new growth venues Moroccan banks eye new growth venues(0)

Moroccan banks are venturing into Islamic banking and new Sub-Saharan markets to quench their thirst for growth. CONTINUE READING

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Libya reserves drawdown accelerates Libya reserves drawdown accelerates(0)

A combination of oil production disruptions and runaway spending could deplete Libya’s formidable financial reserves in less than five years, analysts warn. CONTINUE READING

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Troubled Arab states struggle to deliver on jobs Troubled Arab states struggle to deliver on jobs(0)

Oil-importing Arab countries need to create seven million jobs through 2018 to cut soaring unemployment levels, but are unlikely to achieve that target with modest GDP growth rates, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF). CONTINUE READING

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