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Africa and the sick men of Europe

There is this knotty problem in European-African relations, and one side is really losing the plot.

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Money Transfer: Are Africans getting ripped off?

Migrant workers from some African countries pay charges as high as 20 percent to send savings home, the ODI report said. Photo©ReutersAfricans in the Diaspora are charged twice the global average in taxes to send money to relatives back home, a recent study has revealed.

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Transport: Aviation and Maritime reforms beckon

Aircraft on runway in Ghana. Photo©Arne Hoel/The World Bank Africa's aviation industry is beginning to pick up thanks to the continent's impressive economic growth, but with seaports infrastructure largely abandoned in many countries in Africa over the years, there is urgent need for huge investments.

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Africa's builders benefit from broadening economies

Construction companies in sub-Saharan Africa are moving beyond mainstay mining work as rising wealth and urbanisation spark demand for shopping centres and better roads, the chief executive of South African builder Group Five said.

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Total goes ahead with $16 bln Angolan Kaombo oil project

France's Total said it had decided to go ahead with the Kaombo oil project offshore Angola after reducing its cost by $4 billion to $16 billion, an advance that could help Angola keep up oil output over the long run.

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Joseph Kony's LRA rebels want to return home

LRA rebels say they have not heard from their leader, Joseph KonyAfter years of living in the inhospitable jungle of the Central African Republic, some members of the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), Uganda's notorious rebel movement, have expressed their will to surrender their arms and return to their homes in northern Uganda.

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