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Mining: A Golden Voyage

The Africa Report traces the typical route that a gram of gold takes from an artisanal mine in eastern DRC, via refining in Dubai to a wedding ceremony in India

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Belgian branch of CAR's diamond trading company blacklisted by UN

Photo@ReutersdiamondsThe United Nations Security Council blacklisted on Thursday the Belgian branch of Central African Republic's diamond trading company and three people linked to the country's more than three-year-old conflict.

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Corporate social responsibility means building a better business ecosystem

altTurn to the corporate social responsibility (CSR) pages in the annual reports of many big companies and you will see many examples of clinics being opened and schools built.

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Open seas, broken borders

Photos©Olivier Jobard/MYOPThousands of migrants will die this year en route to Europe as politicians in Brussels squabble over how to deal with the arrival of people from Africa and the Middle East

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CAR: Ousted President to run in planned election amid charges

CAR's ousted President, François Bozize. File photo©ReutersOusted president of the Central African Republic (CAR), Francois Bozize, will return to the country to contest a presidential election in October two years after he was forced from power by the Seleka rebellion.

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Why the fuel subsidies pump should be switched off

Max Bankole Jarrett, Deputy Director of the Africa Progress Panel. Photo©All Rights Reserved Despite the climate challenge, we see that billions of dollars are still spent subsidising fuel consumption within Africa and providing exploration subsidies to international fossil fuel companies.

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