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'You've got to be endlessly optimistic to operate here': Doing business in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Gwenn Dubourthoumieu for JAThe Africa Report talks to members of the DRC business community to find out what changes they would like to see to diversify the economy and improve the operating environment for companies large and small, and which barriers to business they would like to see the government remove

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São Tomé e Príncipe dreams of a new business hub

Peaceful São Tomé has ambitious plans for port infrastructure and tourism - Credits: Vincent Fournier/JA
If the expected oil-powered growth is now a spectre on the horizon, São Tomé e Príncipe is not short of transformational ideas, including creating trade and business hubs

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Interview: Patrice Trovoada, Prime Minister of São Tomé e Príncipe

 Patrice Emery Trovoada, Prime Minister of Sao Tome and Principe, in his office - Credits: Vincent Fournier/JA
São Tomé’s head of government talks about his decision to recognise Beijing and his administration’s strategy to attract investment to the islands

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Republic of Congo: Gunvor, the Kremlin, oil and corruption

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Swiss courts are investigating a series of opaque business deals linking members of the Brazzaville elite and a major commodities trader

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Chad wants to cut off Glencore's oil supplies in debt row

The ExxonMobil logo appears on a screen above the trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Oct. 24, 2017. Photo: Richard Drew/AP/SIPAChad is on a collision course with top creditor Glencore as it wants to divert oil from the Swiss trading house to U.S. energy company ExxonMobil from the new year amid a dispute over debt restructuring.

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Congo to double capacity of Inga 3 hydro project in bid to cut costs

A woman pushes her bicycle past dugout canoes  on the Congo river on Aug.1, 2002. Photo: CHRISTINE NESBITT/AP/SIPADemocratic Republic of Congo has decided to more than double the size of its planned Inga 3 hydroelectric plant to make it more economical, after the $14 bn project was hit by financing problems.

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