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Sun,19Apr2015

Central Africa

Steely reserve required for takeoff

ezz steel, egypt’s largest producer, sticks to international standards. Photo@Amr Dalsh/ReutersHigh demand for rebar and other steel products from construction projects across the continent offers an opportunity for African investors to see off foreign competition.

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Think-tanks to push Africa Rising agenda

ECA deputy executive secretary Abdalla HamdokAfrican think-tanks have been urged to play an influential role in the economic renaissance of the continent by interrogating the increasingly popular 'Africa rising' narrative.

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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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