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Seychelles raises $15 million with world's first blue bond

Undated image released by Wilderness Safaris on Tuesday May 10 2011 of North Island in the Seychelles, an archipelago in the Indian Ocean. Photo: AP/SIPA Seychelles has raised $15 million by offering the world's first blue bond, raised from investors to finance ocean-based projects, to expand its marine protected areas and boost its fisheries sector.

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South Africa's Nedbank becomes latest firm to drop KPMG

Logo of the chartered accountant company KPMG pictured in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, June 22, 2017. Photo: AP Photo/Michael SohnSouth African lender Nedbank said on Monday it would appoint Ernst & Young as joint external auditors in May 2019, becoming the latest firm to drop the scandal-hit KPMG's local unit.

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Zimbabwe | Cuts in the time of cholera

Philimon Bulawayo/REUTERS
With his late August inauguration behind him, President Emmerson Mnangagwa has a long list of worries ahead, from tetchy relations with Western governments and a grinding economic crisis to a September cholera outbreak.

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Art & life: Series - Dust & dreams

Lidudumalingani for TAR

South Africa’s gritty series, Tjovitjo, breaks the mould of TV drama with its look, its story-telling and its township setting. For the show’s director and producer a refusal to compromise on what they believed  in has finally paid off

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Angola: People to watch

Erickson MveziBusiness leaders looking to buck recent trends

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Interview: Julius Malema, Leader, Economic Freedom Fighters, South Africa

 Economic Freedom Fighters leader, Julius Malema, arrives at the Constitutional Court in Johannesburg, South Africa, Thursday, March 30, 2017. Photo: Themba Hadebe/AP/SIPA

The EFF’s commander-in-chief, as he is known within the party, speaks exclusively to The Africa Report about land reform, nationalisation of the central bank and the party’s strategy

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