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Commodities: Analysts gaze into their crystal ball for 2015

Photo©Ken Gerhardt/Getty ImagesThe Africa Report reviews trends in the commodity sector to see which prices will rise and fall in the year ahead, as forecasts point to a global oil surplus.

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Climate Change: Africa bites the dust in Lima

The Lima text was accepted by all parties - after the Africa group was conveniently excluded from consultations on a particular version of the text - even though it did not adequately address key issues that deadlocked the talks and the entire course of the discussion on the Durban Platform.

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DRC won't bow to foreign injunctions - Joseph Kabila

Joseph Kabila, President of Democratic Republic of Congo. Photo©ReutersThe president of Democratic Republic of Congo told foreign nations on Monday to respect his country's sovereignty after several urged him to comply with the constitution and not to run for re-election.

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Our mission is to help small companies - Jean Philippe Prosper

Jean Philippe Prosper, Vice-president for sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, International Finance Corporation. Photo/Vincent Fournier for JAWhile the IFC finances large multinationals in Africa, it is also helping smaller African countries to find a place in national and international value chains.

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Angola seeks to use oil to break away from oil

Plans in the pipeline include developing agriculture and telecoms. Photo©John Warden/Getty ImagesWhile the country's oil industry is slowing down it will finance the diversification of the economy.

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Climate Change: Developing countries and the elusive funds

While diverging finance priorities among countries call for convergence among proposals to allow for a Lima draft of the 2015 agreement, ahead of the Paris conference, the real question is whether tedious processes to access climate funds will benefit developing country institutions?

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