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Tue,30Sep2014

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Mauritius: Missing the sweet spot

Tourism plays a crucial role in the economy with a drive towards wooing high-net-worth visitors. Photo©Holger Leue/CorbisDespite government hopes of Mauritius becoming a high-income country by the end of the decade, analysts fear the downturn in the key sugar and tourism industries, sparked by the European economic crisis, mean it will miss its 2020 target. Meanwhile, the financial sector remains under pressure due to concerns over the future of a crucial tax treaty.

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South Africa: Heavy police presence as Julius Malema goes to court

Julius Malema. Photo©ReutersThere was heavy police presence in the South African city of Polokwane ahead of a court appearance by an outspoken opposition leader facing fraud charges.

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Tearing down development barriers

Photo©US State DepartmentNew finance from the United States, Asia and Europe may dramatically change Africa's sprawling economic landscape after a season of summits and deal making.

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ANC admits corruption within

File photo©ReutersSouth Africa's ruling ANC has admitted that corruption within its ranks was damaging the integrity of the organisaion.

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Governance across Africa improving more slowly - Ibrahim survey

Mi Ibrahim says Governance in African nations is improving at a slower pace and economic improvements are contributing less to its progress, the Ibrahim Index of African Governance showed on Monday.

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Russia-South Africa nuclear deal: DA demands answers

DA leader, Hellen Zille says the nuclear co-operation deal between Russia and South Africa must be fought. Photo©ReutersSouth Africa's opposition, the Democratic Alliance (DA), says a recent nuclear deal between Russia and the African nation must be opposed to "the bitter end".

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