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Tue,29Jul2014

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Agriculture: Farming zones to fight rising imports

The government plans to turn the DRC into a land of plenty. Photo©Yannick Tylle/CORBISThe main policy of the government's agricultural plan is the creation of 20 agro-industrial parks, but Kinshasa may have trouble attracting foreign investors.

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US-Africa summit: Congress and the last hurdle

Photo©ReutersAfter repeated calls to make Africa a priority, it is the hope of many that the 2014 US-Africa Leaders' Summit (ALS) will bring the United States and the African continent together in an unprecedented partnership.

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Education: Massive teacher shortage on the horizon

A teacher in Namibia. Photo©World Bank Sub-Saharan Africa is about to face a major shortage of teachers, says the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO).

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Diplomacy: Peace accords, but the puzzle still perplexes

The surrender of 105 FDLR rebels in Kateku was considered insignificant by the UN. Photo©Kenny Katombe/ReutersDespite the peace deals signed in Addis Ababa and Nairobi, problems related to Burundi, Rwanda and Uganda remain unresolved.

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Africa e-commerce firm expands to new markets

Online retailer Jumia, a would-be African Amazon set up by German venture capital firm Rocket Internet, is expanding into three new markets - Uganda, Ghana and Cameroon, the company said on Monday.

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Eurobonds whet the African appetite

Traders work on the floor of the Ghana Stock Exchange. Photo©Jonathan Ernst/World BankAttracted by the prevailing low interest rates, cash-strapped African countries looking to borrow money on international private markets are increasingly turning to Eurobonds as the instrument of choice.

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