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Standard Bank takes $80 million hit on suspected China fraud

File Photo©ReutersSouth Africa's Standard Bank said on Thursday it took an $80 million writedown from its exposure to a suspected metal financing fraud in China.

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The survival of Obama's legacy for Africa

Barack Obama. Photo©ReutersThe test of President Barack Obama's Africa policies will be if they survive after the next US president takes over in 2017.

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Preparing for Africa's Young Future

File Photo© ReutersThe United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef) has asked African leaders to invest in health, education and protection of youths in order to take advantage of projected demographic shifts in the continent.

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Author profile: In Koli Jean Bofane - Witch's brew

In Koli Jean Bofane, author. Photo©Pauline Beugnies/Out Of Focus for JAThe Congolese author has wielded both gun and pen in his eventful life. In his latest novel he draws the DRC's excesses into a heady concoction of humour and horror.

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US-Africa: Our policy is to make a difference to the people - Thomas-Greenfield

Linda Thomas-Greenfield, Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, United States. Photo©Amine Landoulsi/Anadolu Agency/AFPAhead of the inaugural US-Africa summit, United States' Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, talked to The Africa Report about washington's priorities for Africa.

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Hunger-free in 2063 – Africa's powerful potential

The African agriculture story is one of poverty amidst plenty. 

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