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Can Angola's elite transform itself?

Even in the times of 'Africa rising,' few of the continent's states have exuded the self-confidence of Angola. 

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Climate Change: Equity, the sticking point in Lima

Photo©ReutersDecisions in Lima on many of issues will determine whether the new climate agreement in discussion will have the backbone to keep global warming within a manageable range. And with equity seeking its place at the negotiating table, the tone is now set for global action on climate change from 2020.

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Climate Change: A better chance in Lima

Manuel Pulgar-Vidal, Minister of Environment, Peru, has a demanding task ahead of him. Photo courtesy©ANDINA/Oscar FarjeWith pressure on to avoid a non agreement in Paris next year, the Lima climate conference starts with apprehension, tension, and also some sense of optimism from some sectors.

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Climate Change: China and US link efforts to cut emissions

Photo©ReutersChina and the US on Tuesday jointly sent out a hopeful signal that one of the biggest stumbling blocks in the climate negotiations has potentially evaporated.

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Funding: Mind the gap

African governments are crucial in sourcing development finance for infrastructure projects. Photo©Carl de Souza/AFPFinding money for transformative investment has always been a struggle in Africa - but now banks and governments are joining forces to mobilise Africa's own resources, and find long-term funds.

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Sukuk: Africa seeks to attract cash-rich Islamic investors

Governments across Africa are using sukuk as a way to attract cash-rich Islamic investors.

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Foreign investment is like slow poison

Thomas Piketty, economist, France. Photo©Vincent Fournier for JAThe author of Capital in the Twenty-First Century has spurred an energetic debate about capitalism and inequality. Here, he talks to The Africa Report about democracy, markets and industrialisation.

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