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    China’s Silent Donkey Skin Importation From Africa

    China’s Silent Donkey Skin Importation From Africa

    In order to keep up with the production of the premium E’jiao tonic, 4 million donkey hides are needed annually.

      Major Problems Investors Face When Doing Business in Africa

      Business creation, property registration, access to credit, and protection of minority investors remain some of the challenges associated with doing business in Africa.

        The State of Private Equity in Africa – Harvard Africa Business Conference 2017

        Leading fund managers discussed their unique approaches in deal sourcing, portfolio management, and exiting investments in Africa at the Harvard Africa Business Conference 2017.

          In 2017, the Africa Rising Narrative Should Fall

          Whatever narrative the continent chooses should be a reflection of actual facts on the ground not window-dressing to make everyone feel safe

            State of the Internet in Africa: Kenya Ranks First in Internet Connection Speed in Africa

            US-based cloud services provider Akamai has ranked Kenya as the first country in African region with an average connection speed above 10 Mbps that has posted a strong quarterly gain of 43 percent.

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            The Key to Ending Ivory Trade is not Bans, but Increase in Supply of Ivory in the Market

            The Key to Ending Ivory Trade is not Bans, but Increase in Supply of Ivory in the Market

            Ivory is a luxury product where the smaller the supply and the higher the price, the more rich people will want these rare specimen to show off how rich they are.

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            The Key to Ending Ivory Trade is not Bans, but Increase in Supply of Ivory in the Market

            Ivory is a luxury product where the smaller the supply and the higher the price, the more rich people will want these rare specimen to show off how rich they are.

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            Africa’s Green Revolution Can Reduce Global Poverty

            Africa’s economic future depends on success in agriculture, which in turn depends on empowering smallholder farmers.

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            Why Energy Poverty Is Holding Africa Back And What to Do About It

            Nigerians like to use humor to make sense of frequent power outages. They turned the formerly National Electric Power Authority (NEPA), the parastatal that ran the nation’s grid, to “Never Expect Power Always.”

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            Corporate Thieves of Africa's Wealth and Resources

            Africa gives to the West more than what it receives in foreign aid. Africans have aided and abetted the looting of Africa's wealth and resources through organized schemes between African leaders and western companies.

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            How South African Fashion Week Blew Us Away

            African fashion designers converged in South Africa for the Bi-annual South African Fashion Week.This time they were showcasing designs for the Autumn/Winter 2017 season.

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            Is The Present Day Wealth Inequality, “Something Normal?”

            As the rich get richer, the poor get poorer. Is this acceptable?

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            Naira Games: With the Nigerian Economy Going into Freefall, Has Time Finally Run Out?

            Led by Western student organizations such as The Releaf Group, there is no doubt that Nigeria’s high-achieving expat corps in the US and UK will be key to its future success.

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            Africa’s Loan Addiction

            More creative accounting from the continent.

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            Moody’s Is Moody About South Africa – and We Will All Suffer

            What Moody’s has explicitly demanded of Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan is a cut to the civil service budget – which after last year’s 3-year settlement way above the inflation rate he cannot adjust.

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