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How to be a good African

Illustration by Damien Glez for The Africa Report

A guide for travelling in the age of cheap flights

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African banks warm to blockchain

In the simplest terms, blockchain is a digital ledger that goes on forever. Photo by Dan page/The I Spot

Financial institutions are looking for ways to use the accounting system behind the virtual currency bitcoin to reduce the cost of banking transactions

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Smaller deals grow as big private equity deals fade in Africa

A woman walks past a display of groceries. Photo: Reuters A family-owned grocery chain selling lychees and almond milk would have been an unlikely target when giant private equity funds were spending big in Africa.

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Masiyiwa: Green investment is the only bet

Rabat's historic Hassan Tower is illuminated in green in celebration of the Paris Agreement coming into force, in Rabat, Morocco. Photo: Mosa'ab Elshamy/AP/SIPAIn every sphere of life, Africans are great innovators and entrepreneurs. You only have to step into an African market to see and hear that ingenuity.

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Rio Tinto suspends senior executive after Guinea investigation

A sign adorns the building where mining company Rio Tinto has their office in Perth, Australia. Photo: Reuters Rio Tinto, the world's second-largest miner, has suspended one senior executive, accepted the resignation of a second and alerted US and UK authorities after discovering $10.5m in unexplained payments to a consultant in Guinea.

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Trump’s populist triumph will sharpen global political and economic divides

Guests watch a television broadcast of President-elect Donald Trump as he gives his acceptance speech, during an election night event organized by the U.S. Embassy in Skopje, Macedonia. Photo: Boris Grdanoski/AP/SIPAThe shock win of property magnate Donald Trump in the United States presidential elections today is the latest and most important win for right-wing populists at a time of deepening global instability. Usually cautious foreign policy analysts in Western capitals now talk about the break up of the liberal democratic order and an American retreat into trade protectionism and diplomatic isolationism.

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