In Depth

Wed,30Jul2014

In Depth

US-Africa summit: Congress and the last hurdle

Photo©ReutersAfter repeated calls to make Africa a priority, it is the hope of many that the 2014 US-Africa Leaders' Summit (ALS) will bring the United States and the African continent together in an unprecedented partnership.

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This time South Africans must benefit - Lynne Brown

Lynne Brown, Public enterprises minister, South Africa. Photo©Gallo Images/GettyFormer United Democratic Front activist Lynne Brown has taken on the formidable task of supervising South Africa's multibillion-dollar state-owned enterprises.

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Democracy's tarnished model

Patrick Smith

Developing economies are bounding ahead amid mounting social discontent. Istanbul, as it turns out, is a good place to discuss politics in Africa.

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Eurobonds whet the African appetite

Traders work on the floor of the Ghana Stock Exchange. Photo©Jonathan Ernst/World BankAttracted by the prevailing low interest rates, cash-strapped African countries looking to borrow money on international private markets are increasingly turning to Eurobonds as the instrument of choice.

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The elusive prize of value addition

There is no truism more universally acknowledged in the discussion about Africa's economic redemption than that of the need for countries to add value to their natural resources. And this truism is not of recent vintage.

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Mali: Conundrums in khaki

MNLA rebels remain in charge of Kidal after killing 50 soldiers on 21 May. Photo©Patrick Robert/CorbisWas sacked defence minister Maïga just too reformist for IBK?

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