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Madagascar drills deep to make most of unused resources

Madagascar is on the verge of an oil and gas revolution, but how will it develop these new sectors of the economy for the benefit of all without ruining the environment?

Madagascar is on the verge of an oil and gas revolution, but how will it develop these new sectors of the economy for the benefit of all without ruining the environment?

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Madagascar takes to mining with wary eye on risks

Madagascar is desperately poor and needs to develop its vast natural resources, but it is also a global ecological treasure house, subject to international scrutiny. Global capital will not invest her

Madagascar is desperately poor and needs to develop its vast natural resources, but it is also a global ecological treasure house, subject to international scrutiny. Global capital will not invest her

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Growing for growth: Senegal bets big on agriculture

Senegal has a climate to die for when it comes to growing food, and with enough water and the right investments could become an African ricebasket. The government is doing its best to ensure Senegal f

Senegal has a climate to die for when it comes to growing food, and with enough water and the right investments could become an African ricebasket. The government is doing its best to ensure Senegal f

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Kazakhstan diversifies economy to survive oil and gas slump

Kazakhstan’s economy depends on oil and gas and the slump in the industry has put its economic resilience to the test. Its currency has devalued and

Kazakhstan’s economy depends on oil and gas and the slump in the industry has put its economic resilience to the test. Its currency has devalued and

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Focus: Bananas - Angola's 'green gold'

Bananas are turning into the ‘green gold’ of Angola. The country is the second biggest oil producer Africa, but revenues have gone down by at least

Bananas are turning into the ‘green gold’ of Angola. The country is the second biggest oil producer Africa, but revenues have gone down by at least

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The challenge of creating growth and development in Angola

There are many challenges for Angola. The country is hoping private investment will help development but one of the biggest which lies ahead is

There are many challenges for Angola. The country is hoping private investment will help development but one of the biggest which lies ahead is

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France joins queue of Europeans beating path to Angola

French President François Hollande has spent a day in Angola on his three-nation tour that also takes in Benin and Cameroon. Heading a team of 50

French President François Hollande has spent a day in Angola on his three-nation tour that also takes in Benin and Cameroon. Heading a team of 50

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AfDB bank report points to African economies growth

African economies will grow 4.5 percent this year and rise to 5 percent in 2016. That’s the prediction of the African Development Bank – the AfDB. It

African economies will grow 4.5 percent this year and rise to 5 percent in 2016. That’s the prediction of the African Development Bank – the AfDB. It

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Focus on Eurasian economic integration in Astana

A key topic at the Astana Economic Forum 2015 was what did the countries gain and lose by joining the EEU. This week Kyrgyzstan became the latest Central Asian country to join the bloc.

A key topic at the Astana Economic Forum 2015 was what did the countries gain and lose by joining the EEU. This week Kyrgyzstan became the latest Central Asian country to join the bloc.

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Esther Duflo wins Princess of Asturias Social Science prize

The 2015 Princess of Asturias Social Sciences prizewinner is French economist Esther Duflo. Born in 1972 in the relatively short time since clinching

The 2015 Princess of Asturias Social Sciences prizewinner is French economist Esther Duflo. Born in 1972 in the relatively short time since clinching

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Global leaders extend UN Lima talks on climate change

UN talks on climate change have run into overtime. About 190 nations have been gathered at the COP20 summit in Peru since December 1 hoping to agree

UN talks on climate change have run into overtime. About 190 nations have been gathered at the COP20 summit in Peru since December 1 hoping to agree

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Young Africans demand a better future

According to the latest report from the International Organisation of Francophonie, ie francophone countries, 760 million people will speak French by

According to the latest report from the International Organisation of Francophonie, ie francophone countries, 760 million people will speak French by

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Egypt: breaking 'the pharaoh's curse'

An economic version of the curse of the pharaoh’s has cast its shadow over Egypt for the past three years with the country going through seismic

An economic version of the curse of the pharaoh’s has cast its shadow over Egypt for the past three years with the country going through seismic

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Cabo Verde: On the crest of a wave

In this edition of Target we turn the spotlight on Cabo Verde, some 500 kilometres off the coast of West Africa. This volcanic archipelago, also

In this edition of Target we turn the spotlight on Cabo Verde, some 500 kilometres off the coast of West Africa. This volcanic archipelago, also

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PSA Peugeot Citroen gets boost from sales in China

Booming Chinese sales have been helping PSA Peugeot Citroen. Between July and September its revenue increased by 1.6 percent to 2.3 billion

Booming Chinese sales have been helping PSA Peugeot Citroen. Between July and September its revenue increased by 1.6 percent to 2.3 billion

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Bitcoin gets eurozone boost, while Bank of England warns

A leading American Bitcoin transactions firm is expanding into the eurozone aiming to prove the virtual currency can be a mainstream, stable and

A leading American Bitcoin transactions firm is expanding into the eurozone aiming to prove the virtual currency can be a mainstream, stable and

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British deputy PM begins three-day India trip, meets Modi

The UK’s deputy prime minister Nick Clegg has travelled to India for a three-day trip to boost economic ties. On the first day of his visit, Clegg

The UK’s deputy prime minister Nick Clegg has travelled to India for a three-day trip to boost economic ties. On the first day of his visit, Clegg

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Banking for everyone: Africa's next big challenge

Today in Africa only one person in 10 has access to banking services. This may be because of a lack of revenue, irregular wages or the peculiarities

Today in Africa only one person in 10 has access to banking services. This may be because of a lack of revenue, irregular wages or the peculiarities

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Mobile banking revolutionising personal finance in Africa

Across the world more and more people are using mobile banking services and nowhere more so than in Africa. Seven out of ten Africans have access to

Across the world more and more people are using mobile banking services and nowhere more so than in Africa. Seven out of ten Africans have access to