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South Africa's industrial policy is bearing fruit

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South Africa's trade and industry minister Rob Davies​ speaks to The Africa Report about developing regional value chains and the importance of the state’s role in getting positive social and economic outcomes from the private sector​.

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Stonebwoy: “Everything that lives is by God”

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Shortlisted for another music award this month, Stonebwoy's prizes are as prolific as his hits. But counting his silverware is not what motivates this paradoxically quiet man of the dancehall scene.

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Skeletons in the closet, loyalty to the party and South Africa’s political landscape

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With South Africa’s 2019 national elections looming overhead, its political landscape has not caught a break as each month, and even week, that passes another ‘skeleton in the closet’ comes out to shock the public.

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Enough is enough with our junk president

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South African comedian Conrad Koch poses for a photograph with his puppet, Chester Missing, at his home in Cape Town. Photo: Schalk van Zuydam/AP/SIPA.

While America has its 45th president and purportedly its second one of colour – because orange is a colour – we in South Africa are on our fourth democratically elected president. The West often only really seems to know about two African leaders: Nelson Mandela and The Lion King, and sometimes they seem to think Nelson Mandela is actually Morgan Freeman.

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Running the race

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As Liberia's general elections closes in 10 October 2017, farmer and political leader of the All Liberian Party (ALP) Benoni W. Urey says he wants to “build a middle class in Liberia by investing in Liberian businesses and empowering Liberians to be self-sufficient through agriculture”

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Monopoly money

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Christoffel Wiese is a South African businessman and billionnaire who built Shoprite Holidings Ltd., a supermarket retailer, from the ground up. Waldo Swiegers/Bloomberg via Getty Images.

By: Marcia Klein

One of South Africa’s richest business leaders talks exclusively to The Africa Report about his commercial successes and failures, the debates about race and economics in South Africa and his criticism of the government

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Egypt: We can't ignore the impact of the regional situation - President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi

Abdel Fattah al-Sisi President, Egypt. Photo©Brendan Smialowski/AP/SIPAWith the strength of political Islam in the region, Egypt's President says democracy and human rights must be balanced against concerns for security.

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