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Fri,27Mar2015

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Does logging help poor and developing countries?

Norway has recently signed a multi-million-dollar deal with Liberia to stop logging in order to protect the environment, but what will be the impact of such deals on the communities who rely on the industry for their livelihood?

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Export: Cameroon's clogged port slows cocoa exports

File photo©ReutersCocoa exports from Cameroon's main port have slowed sharply because the outlet is clogged by a buildup of imported goods bound for Central African Republic that have not been sent due to political unrest, officials said.

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Africa's development: How to get there, fast

Donald Kaberuka, President of African Development BankAfrica needs quality education and a reliable power infrastructure to realise its growth potential, high profile panelists told more than 800 business and political leaders at The Africa CEO Forum in Geneva, Switzerland.

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African lions follow in the footsteps of Asian tigers

African companies face stiff international headwinds in the year ahead, a period in which governments are lowering intra-African trade barriers and companies are increasing their reach and sophistication.

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Agriculture: Cameroon to increase cocoa processing output

Photo©ReutersCameroon plans to double its cocoa processing capacity to about 30 percent of its total production or nearly 70,000 tonnes of beans per year by adding 10 new processing units, a government official said on Monday.

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Africa: Still the dark continent beyond the pale?

The Ebola crisis evoked almost no international response – until Western doctors fell ill. Suddenly, experimental drugs appeared.

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