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Why Africa’s women entrepreneurs struggle to grow — and how to help

Albert N. Kimbu, University of Surrey and Michael Z Ngoasong, The Open University #Africa has seen the highest growth among businesses run by women in…

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Nigeria’s depleting fish stocks may pose a threat to regional security

Ifesinachi Okafor-Yarwood, King’s College London Sometime in the next year or two, #Nigeria will become the seventh country to reach a population of 200m or…

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How #Nigeria can attract and keep the right kind of foreign direct #investment

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari at the US-Africa Business Forum in New York in 2016. EPA/Drew Angerer Tolu Olarewaju, Staffordshire University Two of the largest banking…

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What #India could learn from #Ethiopia about #food security

Chokchai Suksatavonraphan/Shutterstock Ivica Petrikova, Royal Holloway Despite India’s fast economic growth and poverty reduction over the past few decades, food insecurity remains very high. This…

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Sanctions are being lifted against Eritrea. Here’s why

Rapprochement between Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Eritrea’s President Isaias Afwerki has changed the dynamics in the region. EPA-EFE/STRINGER Martin Plaut, School of Advanced Study…

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Food security in #Africa depends on rethinking outdated water law

A farmer weeding his maize crop south of Harare, Zimbabwe. EPA/ Aaron Ufumeli Barbara van Koppen, International Water Management Institute A new study has found that…

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What’s behind Mali livestock herders joining jihadist groups

In Mali, pastoralists have become increasingly disgruntled with a predatory and corrupt state. Flickr/Mary Newcombe Tor A Benjaminsen, Norwegian University of Life Sciences In #Mali,…

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South Africa is set on fixing its economy. But will poor people benefit?

A large number of poor #SouthAfrican live in informal settlements. EPA/Nic Bothma Danny Bradlow, University of Pretoria President Cyril #Ramaphosa has been working hard to improve…

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