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Wed,22Nov2017

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Mauritius: No cutting corners to save the textile industry

CIEL Textile’s plant at Balaclava in northern Mauritius relies heavily on labour from Madagascar/ANURUDDHA LOKUHAPUARACHCHI/REUTERSClothing manufacturers have shed jobs and invested in technology in order to climb the value chain and avoid being crushed by low-cost competition from Asia.

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New plants strengthen local manufacturing capacity

The new Renault Tangiers plant aims to produce 340,000 vehicles a year by 2014/YANNICK BROSSARD/RENAULTMorocco and Algeria are trying to attract low-cost European operations in order to boost employment and the strength of local suppliers. In Tunisia equipment manufacturers are facing problems of their own.

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Ghana sets up open data platform

Ghana has opened its data portal to allow people to access public data in a bid to promote dialogue with players in civil society and the media.

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Cashless economy still a long way off in Nigeria

Nigeria’s mobile-money schemes are short on buyers and short on sellers/ISSOUF SANOGO/AFPTelecoms companies and banks have rolled out their own mobile-money transfer networks, but mobile subscribers have been slow to take up this service.

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Foreign mobile phone operators blow hot and cold in Africa

France Telecom (Orange) is expanding in Tunisia/Photo©NICOLAS FAUQUÉ/WWW.IMAGESDETUNISIE.COMIn September 2012, France Telecom's chief executive Stéphane Richard told employees in an internal video that times were tough.

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Spotify, Deezer or Spinlet? Africa's music streaming choice

Internet and mobile music platforms are targeting the African market, which should benefit both musicians and listeners.

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Mobile phones perfect platform for start-ups

FEMI LONGE Co-founder, Co-Creation Hub, Nigeria/Photo©All Rights ReservedOn a rainy Tuesday afternoon in Lagos, three dozen youths sat hunched over laptops in the buzzing Co-creation Hub. Femi Longe helps mentor these entrepreneurs to create tech solutions to social problems.

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