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Five ways to ignite intra-African trade in services to support growth

In order to move from a booming services sector that has arisen by default to one that is booming by design, effective regulation of service delivery is a must.

When you google the words “Africa’s economy,” images of women balancing baskets on their heads, men picking cotton in the fields, and young children toiling in the mines pop up on the screen.

Yet these traditional representations obscure the truth of Africa’s rise. A burgeoning services sector is fuelling economic expansion and investor interest.

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Where will huge state investments lead Ethiopia?

From thousands of kilometres of railways and highways to mega dams to tens of thousands of partially government-sponsored houses to cobblestone roads, Ethiopia is a nation under-construction. continue reading »

Africa needs to stop fighting and invest in infrastructure

War is an expensive affair and less of it will bring more development to the continent.

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Breaking down the borders

Rarely is there a focus on what Africans can share with each other through interregional business opportunities and the possibilities of cross-border trade despite being a continent made up of more than 50 countries in varying stages of development, and home to a billion people.

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Senegal Villages Aspire to Self-Sufficiency in Rice

 The residents of five villages in the Boyard Valley, in southwestern Senegal, are freeing themselves from “the tyranny of imported rice” by stepping up local production of this important staple food.

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