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The hunt begins for Africa's big data

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Streams of consumer data are showing banks where the money is. But, as the beneficiaries of the mobile boom, telecom companies have much more info about customers. Can the banks catch up?

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Allianz shakes up African operations

09062017allianzThe world's largest insurance company, Germany-based Allianz, is in the midst of a major overhaul of its African operations.

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India-Africa attraction: Ahmedabad hosts AfDB's annual assembly

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi, third left, prepares to shake hands with President of Senegal Macky Sall during the annual meeting of the African Development Bank. Photo: Ajit Solanki/APThe African Development Bank (AfDB) is on an Indian safari. Heads of state and delegations of finance ministers and central bank governors jetted into Ahmedabad on Tuesday for the AfDB's annual general meetings.

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Proxy warfare

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Allies of Iran and Saudi Arabia are fighting it out in Nigeria, with the government repressing the Shia organisation, Islamic Movement in Nigeria, in a move reminiscent of the conflict that radicalised the Boko Haram Islamist militancy.

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Youth job creation takes centre stage at World Economic Forum

South Africa's President Jacob Zuma, during a plenary session at the 42nd annual meeting of the World Economic Forum, in Davos, Switzerland. Photo: Jean-Christophe Bott/AP/SIPASouth Africa’s President Jacob Zuma opened the main day of the 27th World Economic Forum on Africa on Thursday by telling a crowd of diplomats and business executives that new jobs must be created for Africa’s young people.

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Looking for Africa’s place on a Trumped-up map

I watched Donald Trump’s presidential inauguration on television as the sun began to dip over the Indian Ocean in South Africa. For all its signals of a changed world, though, the ceremony might have been unfolding in a different galaxy altogether, in which the vast continent stretching to the north of me had been airbrushed out of the debate.

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