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Uganda: A vision with two tales

Kampala, a modern city waiting for the economic boom to come/Photo©TREVOR SNAPPPlanners forecast that the next two decades will bring an economic revolution of sorts as revenue from resources reverberates through the country. However, the ruling party's grip on power, increasing inequality and the corrupt management of public resources threaten to derail such straight-line predictions.

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Shalom Africa Israel's second coming

Brand new embassies, booming trade in agriculture, precious stones and information technology together with shadowy security deals: Israel is back in Africa. But this time tycoons and generals are leading the charge.

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Oil and Gas: East Africa’s race to get ready

New gas finds are happening almost monthly in the waters off Tanzania and Mozambique. In June, Statoil and ExxonMobil announced new finds in Tanzania’s Block 2, taking their resource estimates to 253bn m3/ Photo©HEINE MELLKEVIK - STATOILThe reserves already discovered will make East Africa one of the next gas frontiers. Companies are waiting for policymakers to determine priorities and incentives before they can settle on investment plans.

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The 50 most influential Africans

Our list of influential people in Africa will certainly be disagreed with. Why is this fantastic woman not included? How could this master-of-the-universe have been forgotten? This debate is certainly more important than our own selection, and we encourage you to continue your arguments and propose new candidates on our website, www.theafricareport.com.

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Can Singapore drive Africa's growth?

With its expertise in the building blocks of development – better governance, enhanced education and productive agribusiness – Singapore may hold lessons for African leaders seeking low-cost but efficient ways to drive their countries’ development and lead them towards industrialisation/Photo©FotoliaDoing what they do best, Singaporean companies and government institutions are bringing training and commercial opportunities to their 
African partners.

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Urbanisation in Africa: A New Town

EKO ATLANTIC, LAGOS 25,000 homes and flood protection for Victoria IslandProperty developers are building satellite cities and new housing compounds on the outskirts of some of Africa's largest cities, demonstrating a new trend in African urbanization.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 April 2016 11:32

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How African politicians gave away $100bn of land

The ruins of a dispossessed community in Kiboga, Uganda/Photo/SVEN TORFINN/THE NEW YORK TIMES-REDUX-REAWith minimal consultation, governments are signing away huge tracts of land for lease on the cheap. Now communities are raising their voices in opposition to these projects that bring little local development.

Last Updated on Monday, 13 August 2012 11:51

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