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Health: Mosquito factory in China targets Zika, Malaria

A researcher releases male mosquitos on Shazai Island which has a field studio of Sun Yat-Sen University-Michigan State University Joint Center of Vector Control for Tropical Disease, the world's largest Mosquito-borne diseases are responsible for more than one million deaths worldwide every year and Zika has become a concern for athletes at this year's Olympic Games.

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Finance: IMF cuts global growth outlook again, warns of Brexit risks

The International Monetary Fund warned on Tuesday of the risk of political isolationism, notably Britain's possible exit from the European Union, and growing economic inequality as it cut its global growth forecast for the fourth time in a year.

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South African voices on the winds of economic change

Xhanti payi Economist, Nascence Advisory & Research. Photo©All Rights ReservedSouth African economist Xhanti Payi talks about why both government and business need a shift in thinking to address the country's economic quagmire.

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Ghana looks to cassava to transform economy

William Agyei-Manu, Chief executive officer of Ghana cassava centre of excellence. Photo©Dasmani LaaryGhana has been urged to improve the production of cassava as part of efforts to diversify from cocoa farming and improve economic growth.

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Banking: BRICS bank, NDB launches in Shanghai

Also known as the BRICS bank, the New Development Bank (NDB), launched on Tuesday, follows soon after the establishment of the China-led Asian Investment Infrastructure Bank (AIIB).

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BRICS Summit: South Africa should set tone for FfD Conference in Addis Ababa

With BRICS Summit just days before the Financing for Development Conference, emerging country leaders have a unique opportunity.

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Commodities: Analysts gaze into their crystal ball for 2015

Photo©Ken Gerhardt/Getty ImagesThe Africa Report reviews trends in the commodity sector to see which prices will rise and fall in the year ahead, as forecasts point to a global oil surplus.

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BRICS countries lead global capital flight-report

The BRICS grouping of emerging market nations is leading the flight of illicit capital from the developing world, according to data in a new report released this week.

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'Hot Money' concerns about emerging market company debt raised by BIS

Photo©ReutersCross-border debt issued by emerging market companies may be less stable than it initially appears due to the increasing role of overseas subsidiaries, a central banking report shows.

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Ethiopia eyes record coffee exports

Photo©ReutersThe head of Ethiopia's exporters association says the East African country expects coffee exports for its 2014/15 crop to hit a record high because of drought and disease stifling crops in Latin America.

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Mining: End of Iron Age

Sishen mine in South Africa does not have the heavy transport costs of the Central African deposits. Photos©Nadine Hutton/Bloomberg via Getty ImagesLow prices and high supplies are driving iron ore prices down. Analysts say large companies will survive the crunch but many smaller producers and explorers may be faced with tough decisions.

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BRICS to launch New Development Bank next week

China will contribute $41 billion, the bulk of the contingency currency pool. Brazil, India and Russia will chip in $18 billion each and South Africa $5 billion.Leaders of the BRICS nations will launch their long-awaited development bank at a summit next week and decide whether the headquarters should be in Shanghai or New Delhi, Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said on Wednesday.

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Book Review: Claim No Easy Victories - The Legacy of Amilcar Cabral

Published for the 40th anniversary of Guinea-Bissauan revolutionary Amilcar Cabral's death, this book is a crucial link in the colonial liberation narrative.

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From (cold) poultry war to land grabs

No amount of clucking will keep Brazilian chickens off African shelves. Photo©ORLANDO KISSNER/AFPBrazilian companies and African actors do not always see the arrival of new investors in the same light.

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Brazil's Lula continues to be the president

Luiz Inácio ‘Lula’ da Silva Former President of Brazil. Photo©ReutersDespite stepping down from office in January 2011, Lula has maintained his influence on domestic politics and the international scene.

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Brazil-Africa: Trans-Atlantic ties

2003 was a watershed for Brazil and Africa, when shared sorrows gave way to a shared brighter future. As the FIFA World Cup kicks off, we look at what Africa can learn from Brazil's experiences as a rapidly developing country.

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Brazil offers Angola $2bn credit for energy, construction

Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos is on a state visit to Brazil. File photo©ReutersBrazil has offered Angola a new credit line worth $2 billion for use in the sub-Saharan African country's energy and construction sectors, Angolan Finance Minister Armando Manuel said on Monday.

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2014 World Cup: Africa's hopes in Brazil

At the 2014 FIFA World Cup, from 12 June to 13 July, Africa's teams hope to produce better results than at the 2010 tournament in South Africa. Ghana, Algeria, Côte d'Ivoire, Nigeria and Cameroon represent the continent this year, but which of them will make it past the first round?

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Fake corned beef rock Ghanaian market

Ghana's regulatory and control systems have once again been shunted into the spotlight after it was revealed that a fake corned beef product has found its way onto market, endangering the health of oblivious consumers.

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World woos Africa with summits

Photo©Mathur/ReutersWashington Will host the US-Africa summit in August, but it is already late to the game of African summitry.

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