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Transport infrastructure before development

A train in Madagascar. Photo©Yosef Hadar/World BankWhile African governments and development partners are investing more in roads and rails infrastructure much more needs to be done for any meaningful socioeconomic impact to be made.

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Energy: Ghana's gas processing plant at the end of the rainbow

The Kwame Nkrumah FSPO unit reflects high hopes at Jubilee. Photo©TullowAfter a series of delays and technical problems affecting the whole value chain, the state-owned petroleum company's new chief executive promises lift-off in July.

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Africa and the sick men of Europe

There is this knotty problem in European-African relations, and one side is really losing the plot.

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Money Transfer: Are Africans getting ripped off?

Migrant workers from some African countries pay charges as high as 20 percent to send savings home, the ODI report said. Photo©ReutersAfricans in the Diaspora are charged twice the global average in taxes to send money to relatives back home, a recent study has revealed.

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Transport: Aviation and Maritime reforms beckon

Aircraft on runway in Ghana. Photo©Arne Hoel/The World Bank Africa's aviation industry is beginning to pick up thanks to the continent's impressive economic growth, but with seaports infrastructure largely abandoned in many countries in Africa over the years, there is urgent need for huge investments.

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French, Korean consortium to build $1.4 bln Abidjan rail line

File Photo©Reuters. A new Gautrain arrives at OR Tambo airport, outside Johannesburg.Ivory Coast said it had signed an initial agreement with a consortium including France's Bouygues and South Korea's Hyundai and Dongsan Engineering to build a 1 billion euro ($1.4 billion) urban rail line in Abidjan.

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