In Depth

Thu,23Nov2017

In Depth

The joined-up kingdom

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While other African nations struggle with the cycle of commodity dependence, Morocco has trod a steady growth path underpinned by strong state structures. Now it must build on this foundation, investing in education and sharing the wealth.

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When Nigeria sneezes, Benin catches a cold

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With the devaluation of Nigeria’s naira and a drop in oil prices, Benin’s re-export sector and border-town traders are feeling the pain

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Nasa prepares for lift-off

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The architect of Kenya’s new opposition coalition, Musalia Mudavadi, is confident about his alliance. However, the road to August’s national elections looks arduous

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Tunisia: Seeking 20/20 vision

The government of President Béji Caïd Essebsi is working with the IMF and investors to turn around the economy within the next three years.

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Insurance: The threat of tech

No insurer wants to see new innovators encroaching on their territory. To outflank them, some are working with these fintech companies to help pursue their own technological projects, reach the continent’s large uninsured populations, develop new products and cut costs.

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Kenya's poll boss: 'There’s been an element of mistrust'

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The new chairman of Kenya’s Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), Wafula Chebukati, has yet to win the confidence of all the country’s main political players for the IEBC ahead of August elections.

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