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Fri,15Dec2017

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Day in the life: growing a future

Fresh Direct/FacebookAngel Adelaja moved back to Nigeria from the US and started an urban container farming venture that enables young people with relatively little startup capital to  rent space and become entrepreneurs in their own right

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Interview: Tariq Sijilmassi, Chief executive, Crédit Agricole du Maroc

V.Fournier/Jeune AfriqueCapitalising on its strong results, state-owned Moroccan bank Crédit Agricole du Maroc is preparing to go public and expand into Africa

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'We can bring all these brands to the party': South African billionaire Christo Wiese reshuffles his empire

Dean Hutton/Bloomberg via Getty imagesAfter failing to merge major retailers Steinhoff and ShopRite last year, South African billionaire investor Christo Wiese is trying new ways to get the companies he has invested in to work closer together as they expand across the continent

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South Africa's Q3 GDP expands as agriculture soars

An electrical storm lights the night sky above crops on a farm near Groblersdal, South Africa, in this Dec. 19, 2006 file photo. Photo: DENIS FARRELL/AP/SIPASouth Africa's economy grew more than expected in the third quarter as the agricultural sector continued to recover from a severe drought while mining and manufacturing also improved, lifting hopes the country may avoid further credit downgrades.

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Agribusiness: Nigeria's food for thought, and for growth

Tyso Sadlo/OlamThe September launch of a feedmill by Olam, and announcements of new projects by Dangote Group, show investors are ready to commit to Nigeria’s diversification

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Poor regulation, dodgy pills spur plan for African drugs agency

Tablets of AIDS medicine Stavudine are seen at Aspen Pharmaceutical Research Laboratories in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, Aug. 29, 2002. Photo: JOHN MCCONNICO/AP/SIPALast July, Ugandan officials seized fake versions of the cancer drug Avastin on sale in Kampala, revealing only the tip of an iceberg of bogus medicines found all too often in Africa.

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Heineken to open $100 mln brewery in Mozambique in 2019

 In this Aug. 14, 2012 file photo,a worker unloads a truck delivering Heineken beer to a pub before its opening hours in Singapore. Photo: Wong Maye-E/AP/SIPAHeineken will open a $100 million brewery in Mozambique, its first production facility in the southern African nation, the brewer said on Monday.

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