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Vaccine rollout, debt and climate change pose risks to Africa’s ‘fragile’ recovery – World Bank

As Africa emerges from the economic shadow of Covid-19, the threat of climate change looms large on one of the regions worst-affected by adverse ... weather events, according to the World Bank’s latest Africa’s Pulse. The continent is projected to grow by 3.3% in 2021, but still lags behind developed economies, which have benefited from massive coronavirus vaccine rollout programmes and substantial fiscal stimulus packages.

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South Africa’s president has strengthened his hand in the ANC but faces a tough electoral test

The diplomats, envoys, spies and soldiers representing Washington in Africa

Our exclusive ranking of Africa's top financial institutions

Biopiracy: How can African countries protect their plants and traditions?

The global patent system favours Western ideas of intellectual property, leaving African plants and their traditional uses without much protection, say experts. “[Biopiracy] is a problem all over Africa. We are now in a knowledge economy and our farmers are [...] not economically benefiting due to misappropriation,” Tigist Gebrehiwot, a research fellow at the office of South African Research Chair in Law tells The Africa Report.

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Burkina Faso’s Thomas Sankara: Who killed ‘Africa’s Che Guevara’?

Burkina Faso’s Thomas Sankara: Who killed ‘Africa’s Che Guevara’?

As the trial for Burkina Faso's Thomas Sankara gets underway, we look back at the long road taken to get to this point, starting from his assassination on 15 October 1987.

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