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Telecoms: I'm not worried about the future - Airtel Africa boss

Christian de Faria, Chief executive, Airtel Africa. Photo©Phil Moore for JAThe manager of Airtel's Africa operations says that the years of difficulty are behind the company and that mobile internet and banking will buoy the firm's performance.

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Mining: South Africa's Harmony finds copper-gold deposits in Papua New Guinea project

South Africa's Harmony Gold said it has discovered gold and copper deposits at its Kili Teke exploration site in Papua New Guinea, which could be similar to its other resources in the Pacific Island nation.

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Technology: Safaricom launches Kenya's first 4G Internet services

Safaricom Chief Executive Bob Collymore said the company paid $75 million for the spectrumSafaricom launched Kenya's first fourth-generation (4G) Internet services on Thursday, seeking to capitalise on burgeoning mobile Internet use in the country.

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Fairtrade Focuses on African Farmers

Photo©Thorsten Futh/LAIF-REAFor Fairtrade to make a major difference, its involvement in strengthening grassroots rural organisations is key, alongside a concerted effort to raise agricultural wages.

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Joshua Siaw: Legal eagle with a bird's-eye view

Joshua Siaw©Andy LaneThe youthful Africa director of an international law firm has made his diaspora experience an asset in professional life.

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Innovation: We don't sell technology, we sell the application - Bob Collymore

Bob Collymore, CEO of Safaricom. Photo©Bruno Levy for JACall them old-fashioned, but Kenyans are still using their mobile phones for talking. The head of Safaricom, Bob Collymore, however, has other plans.

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Banking and Energy: Nigeria's power progress is sustainable

John Obi, Executive Director of corporate banking, Fidelity BankNigeria's Fidelity Bank (#34 in our rankings) dedicates more than 26% of its loans to the power, oil and gas sectors combined. As Shell[Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria] divest some of their assets in the Niger Delta, John obi, Executive Director of corporate banking at Fidelity Bank says the bank is supporting Nigerians to be able to acquire assets and their work on those assets.

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