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East & Horn Africa

Attractiveness is more important than short-term fluctuations

Alan Davies Chief executive for diamonds and minerals, rio TintoRio Tinto's chief executive for diamonds and minerals, Alan Davies, explains how he sees the company's future in Africa.

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South Sudan's piecemeal peace between Salva Kiir and Riek Machar

Salva Kiir (L) Riek Machar (R). Photo©ReutersSouth Sudan's president Salva Kiir has re-appointed Riek Machar as his vice president after two years of bloody ethnic conflict. However, despite this positive step, plenty of pitfalls must yet be navigated to create a the lasting peace that has so far remained illusive.

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Reviews: Books from not so humble beginnings...

Photo©ReutersImbolo Mbue's debut novel, Behold the Dreamers became the most expensive African fiction manuscript after Random House paid a whopping million dollars for the US rights.

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Art beyond the gallery walls

Fabrice Monteiro’s The Prophecy was a highlight of Lagos Photo in biennale boom year 2015Okwui Enwezor was the name on everyone's lips in 2015 as he became the first African to curate the Venice Biennale.

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Uganda: Student dropout rates increase as gambling surges

Students in both second cycle and tertiary institutions have taken to gambling as sports betting centres in Uganda's capital, Kampala trigger high school dropout rates.

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How the US and China are empowering Ethiopia's private sector

Ethiopia's footwear industry has long been known for producing fine-quality leather shoes and products. With reliable power sources, affordable labour and a fast-growing economy with a forecasted GDP growth of over 10%, it is no wonder that international companies and suppliers are flocking to Ethiopia to tap into this market.

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