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Gupta banker Baroda quits South Africa

September 2010L Atul Gupta is seen outside magistrates courts in Johannesburg. Photo: AP/SIPAThe Bank of Baroda, which became embroiled with the Guptas, scandal-ridden businessmen friends of President Jacob Zuma, has announced plans to exit South Africa, the central bank said on Monday.

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Opinion: No man is an island

 

Patrick Smith, editor-in-chief of The Africa Report, shares his thoughts on nurturing Africa's creativity and innovation

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Russian fertiliser tycoon to boost sales in Zimbabwe, Zambia

 A young girl looks at Gushungo Holdings' cattle from one of Robert Mugabe's farms, at the Harare agriculture show in Harare, Aug. 30, 2007. Photo: AP/SIPARussian fertiliser producers Uralchem and Uralkali plan to boost sales in southeast Africa, their co-owner Dmitry Mazepin said on Thursday, after meeting the leaders of Zimbabwe and Zambia.

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Elsie Kanza, Head of Africa, World Economic Forum

 
 

Elsie KanzaAfrican leaders assembled last May in South Africa to discuss growth models to ensure that the continent can adapt to demographic and technological changes. This interview with Elsie Kanza took place ahead of the WEF conference, in 2017.

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Zimbabwe negotiating $1.5 billion guarantee with Afreximbank

Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa speaks after being sworn in at the presidential inauguration ceremony, Nov. 24, 2017. Photo: Ben Curtis/AP/SIPAZimbabwe is negotiating a $1.5 billion guarantee with Afreximbank to ensure foreign investors' funds are protected, central bank Governor John Mangudya said on Wednesday.

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Zimbabwe's mining minister says lithium biggest draw

Nov. 24, 2017:  Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa leaves after the presidential inauguration ceremony in the capital Harare, Zimbabwe. Photo: Ben Curtis/AP/SIPAZimbabwe has the potential to be a leading producer of lithium, which has so far attracted more interest than any other of its minerals, Zimbabwe's new Minister of Mines and Mining Development Winston Chitando said on Tuesday.

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