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Wed,15Aug2018

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Zimbabwe poised for a tech startup boom in post Mugabe era

A Zimbabwean reads an sms message on a mobile phone screen in Harare Tuesday, July 18, 2006.Photo: AP/SIPAThis is 'Vote Africa' - a phone application aimed at promoting voter education among youth in Africa.

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Shekhar Anantharaman: Commodity trading will probably never revive

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Climate instability and changes in agricultural markets are pushing Singapore’s Olam to change its strategy in Africa and across the globe

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ETHIOPIA | The quest for fertile ground

Fertiliser use has shot up, and with it productivity -  Credits: Edwin Remsberg/Getty Images

In order to boost the livelihoods of Ethiopia’s smallholder farmers, the government is getting serious about launching the local production of fertiliser

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Africa's richest man arranges $4.5 bln of financing for oil refinery

Oct. 8, 2012:  Nigerian billionaire businessman Aliko Dangote attends a global business environment meeting in Lagos, Nigeria. Photo:Sunday Alamba/AP/SIPAAfrica's richest man, Aliko Dangote, has arranged more than $4.5 billion in debt financing for his Nigerian oil refinery project and aims to start production in early 2020, he told Reuters.

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Amazon expands in Cape Town, stepping up cloud rivalry with Microsoft

The Amazon logo is displayed, Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017 in New York. Photo: Mark Lennihan/AP/SIPAmazon.com Inc is expanding its presence in the emerging tech hub of Cape Town, upping the ante in its regional battle with cloud computing rival Microsoft Corp.

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S Africa ready for BRICS Summit 2018

April 17, 2017: South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa during his meeting with Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May at 10 Downing Street in central London. Photo: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AP/SIPASouth Africa's foreign ministry said the country is ready for the 2018 BRICS summit that begins here on Wednesday.

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AGRIBUSINESS | A caffeine kick

A woman processes coffee beans in Kisoro - Credits: Jiro OSE/REDUX-REA

While the world keeps refilling its coffee cup Africa hasn’t kept up. Now farmers and policy-makers are focusing on this potential cash-crop dynamo with schemes to boost exports and strengthen processing capacity on the continent

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