Commodity exports: turning resource curse into economic engine

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A cargo vessel passes by as the sun rises over the Indian Ocean in Durban, South Africa. Frank Augstein/AP/SIPA.

By: Ruslan Kharlamov

 Last month I attended the 5th edition of the Africa CEO Forum, a two-day event dedicated to the continent's socio-economic development. One of the forum’s key—and, unfortunately, protracted—discussions was how to end Africa’s resource curse and climb up the value chain.

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Broke Zimbabwe finds economic saviour

His Royal Highness Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr al Qassimi, ruler of Ras Al Khaimah is in Zimbabwe to explore business opportunitiesBroke Zimbabwe has turned its eyes to the oil rich United Arab Emirates, as it seeks money for various economic activities.

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Africa talking to Beijing: Zimbabwe

altTough governments are able to get the most out of the rise in emerging-market interest in Africa. Here is one example of countries trying to get beyond the 'win-win' rhetoric in engagements with their Chinese partners.

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Carlos Feijo: the future of Angola's foreign relations

Carlos Feijo and Map of Angola/ REUTERS/ JAMuch of Angola's post-war economic success has been based on credit lines from Portugal, Brazil and China. Carlos Feijó speaks to The Africa Report about the future of Angola's foreign relations.

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Angola: Development leads to demands

Photo/ReutersThe government is using its oil revenues to build new cities and hire more teachers, but hundreds of people are taking to the streets calling for political change.

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APR Energy Announces Extension of Projects in Botswana and Burkina Faso

JACKSONVILLE, FL – APR Energy (APR) recently signed extension agreements with two of its major customers in Africa, the Botswana Power Corporation (BPC) and the national utility of Burkina Faso, SONABEL. 

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First National Bank Tanzania officially launches in Tanzania

Dar es Salaam, 2 February 2012 – First National Bank, a division of FirstRand Bank Limited today announced the official launch of First National Bank Tanzania Limited.

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Finance: Closer to the customer

Technological change and new ways of thinking about business ?mean that Africa’s banks can now go the extra distance to serve their ?clients, wherever they are.

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