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Fri,25Jul2014

Central Africa

Democracy's tarnished model

Developing economies are bounding ahead amid mounting social discontent. Istanbul, as it turns out, is a good place to discuss politics in Africa.

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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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Global funds for African farmers

In its first continental investment, KKr & Co. hopes Ethiopia’s Afriflora will come up roses. Photo©AfrifloraAfrica's urban food markets will increase fourfold by 2030, and small and unlisted companies setting out to supply them hold high-yield potential.

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The elusive prize of value addition

There is no truism more universally acknowledged in the discussion about Africa's economic redemption than that of the need for countries to add value to their natural resources. And this truism is not of recent vintage.

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Brazaville Summit: Seeking peace between CAR's Muslims and Christians

CAR's interim President Catherine Samba-Panza has asked both Seleka rebels and Anti-Balaka militia to lay down arms. Photo©ReutersCentral Africa's Muslim Seleka rebels and the 'anti-balaka' Christian militia are expected to agree on terms for a ceasefire and disarmament, following meetings in Congo Republic.

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Gabon oil block talks make headway despite dispute with Total and Sinopec

File photo©ReutersGabon has selected seven companies for a final round of negotiations as part of an offshore licensing round the government hopes will reverse a chronic decline in output.

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