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South Africa | The Ma, the merrier

Alibaba Group headquarters in Hangzhou, China - Credits: QILAI SHEN/BLOOMBERG VIA GETTY IMAGES

Alibaba founder Jack Ma is helping African start-up entrepreneurs to learn from his company’s successes in China and apply that knowledge at home

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ITW, Edith Brou: Mobilising people is what I do

Edith Brou, Founder, Africa Contents Group (africacg.com): Credits: Charly Kodjo

ITW: Edith Brou, Founder, Africa Contents Group (africacg.com), which works in digital marketing, media production and owns the website buzzyafrica.com

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TANZANIA: The winding road to bank consolidation

Credits: JONES NDEKIA

The sector is struggling with too many bad loans and small lenders, but the government seems wary of raising capital requirements due to weak investor interest

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Ethiopian Airlines, Zambia to relaunch national airline at cost of $30 million

A Dreamliner Boeing 787 lands at Bole International airport in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Friday, Aug.17, 2012. Photo: Elias Asmare/AP/SIPAEthiopian Airlines has signed a shareholding agreement with Zambia's main develoment agency to relaunch the southern African country's flag carrier at an initial cost of $30 million.

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China sells diesel to South Africa as refiners seek new export markets

March 19, 2012: cars wait to be refilled at a Sinopec gas station in Qingdao in eastern China's Shandong province. Photo: AP/SIPAState-run oil company Sinopec is selling diesel as far afield as South Africa as China's refiners seek homes for their surplus fuel in the latest sign of troubles in the domestic refining business.

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Five African start-ups going places

 

startupsfinalFive African start-ups going places

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South Africa's opposition EFF introduces bill to nationalise central bank

Economic Freedom Fighters leader, Julius Malema, left,  outside the Constitutional Court in Johannesburg, South Africa, Thursday, March 30, 2017. Photo: Themba Hadebe/AP/SIPAThe leader of South Africa's far-left Economic Freedom Fighters, Julius Malema, has introduced a bill to nationalise the central bank, parliament said late on Thursday.

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