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American land grabs mirror Africa's colonial past

The majority of Africa's poor still depend on substitence farming/Photo/ReutersWhile Africa may have celebrated the demise of colonialism, it seems the continent is sliding back to those days, as investors push murky land deals.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 April 2012 11:24

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Botswana's financial hub gains momentum

altA reputation for stability, fiscal incentives and the development of the diamond hub in parallel are already attracting global financial players to implant subsidiaries in Gaborone.

Last Updated on Friday, 20 April 2012 15:20

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Confusion as Host Cities delay 2013 AFCON decision

altSouth Africa has yet again delayed naming the host cities for the 2013 soccer African Cup of Nations because of a disagreement over costs.

Last Updated on Friday, 20 April 2012 13:25

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South Africa: Cosatu denounces e-tolling blackmail

South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Sacci also raised concern about the regulations on the policing of the e-tolling system/Photo/ReutersSouth Africa's largest trade union federation says it is ready for a battle with the government if it continues with the contentious e-tolling system in the country's economic hub of Gauteng.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 April 2012 16:07

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Julius Malema's battle rages on

Julius Malema is still appealing his expulsion from the ANC/Photo/ReutersJudging by the latest salvo fired in the Julius Malema saga, it seems the end is near for the firebrand youth leader.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 April 2012 15:05

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Angola
: Sow where you reap

José Maria Botelho de Vasconcelos, Angola’s oil minister, is pushing for greater Angolan involvement in oil and gas projects/Photo/ReutersGovernments can encourage the oil industry to create positive spillovers for local industry, but not all local ownership leads 
to employment growth.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 April 2012 16:45

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