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Rwanda: New hotels and infrastructure raise Kigali's game

The Kigali Marriott will be the first in sub-Saharan Africa. Photo©All Rights ReservedGlobal chains, direct flights and a state-of-the-art conference centre will bring yet more visitors to a capital in demand.

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Angola and the lost powerhouse of the Planalto

Huambo: adorned but not revived by the MPLA. Photo©GIANLUIGI GUERCIA/AFP   Huambo used to be a centre for large-scale agriculture and manufacturing projects, but it has not recovered from the impact of the long civil war.

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Will Rwanda's bargain hold?

The memory of the genocide still weighs heavily on the Rwandan psyche. Photo©Galerie Paul Kagame/FlickrIn May, finance ministers, central bank governors and thousands of bureaucrats will descend on Kigali for what will be Rwanda's biggest chance to showcase its economic story.

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A view from Ghana's oil west

Takoradi harbour has rediscovered its vocation thanks to oil. Photo©Chris Stein for TARThe oil boom has doubled the population of the region's twin cities while land prices have skyrocketed. But are local people really benefiting from the metamorphosis?

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Getting real in Nigeria

Aliko Dangote gets miked up to tell Nigeria: business is in charge. Photo©ReutersNigerian governments seem to be echoing the advice of China's Deng Xiaoping three decades ago: "Let some people get rich first." President Jonathan is lauding the plan of Aliko Dangote, the country's leading capitalist, to borrow billions to fund an oil refinery and fertiliser plant. If it works, it may launch an industrial revolution.

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DRC: Producing more to import less

Tenke Fungurume Mining has started training local farmers to improve their yields. Photo©LászLó Bencze/TFMCultivated agricultural areas are growing, herds are getting larger and harvests are rising, but this is far from enough to satisfy local markets in Democratic Republic of Congo.

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Democratic Republic of Congo at a crossroads

Kinshasa: a modern city whose citizens enjoy more freedoms than in many neighbouring capitals. Photo©Baudouin Mouanda For JaGDP growth is soaring, inflation is low, and the resource potential is huge. Can the Democratic Republic of Congo achieve its potential or will vested interests trip it up?

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