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2015: A year of action on climate change

Photo©Mikkel OSTERGAARD/PANOS-REAFor climate activists, all roads lead to Paris in December 2015, where the UN Climate.

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Calm returns to Zimbabwe business

Zimplats will invest €100m updating its Ngwarati smelter in 2015/16. Photo©Philimon Bulawayo/ReutersA cabinet reshuffle has calmed the nerves of investors, who plan new and expansion projects.

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Finance: Domestic demand and long-term money

Photo©Sven Torfinn/Panos-ReaAfrica has a newfound resilience and attractiveness independent of commodities, and the global context, while tough, is not uniformly negative.

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China signs deal with AU to connect Africa's big cities

African Union chief, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma praised the commitment of the AU and China to develop the continent's transportation infrastructure. Photo©ReutersThe African Union has planned to connect major capital cities across the continent with road, rail and air transport routes to be built by China.

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Zimbabwe: Black-owned business stock exchange project gathers speed

Plans by the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange (ZSE) to set up a secondary stock exchange for black-owned businesses is gathering pace with the bourse setting a $250 000 minimum share capital threshold for firms.

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UN warns foreign nationals over South African xenophobic violence

The United Nations refugee agency has urged foreign owned shop owners to shut their businesses until calm returns to South Africa's restive Soweto, on the outskirts of economic capital, Johannesburg.

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