Everyone’s a winner? How ‘impact investing’ can make money – and do good

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Rural families in Africa who need access to power and investors seeking a decent return on their money are getting together so everyone prospers. The cherry on the cake? It’s good for the environment too.
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Five African countries to watch in 2018

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.Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar’s defection from the ruling APC to the opposition PDP in November 2017 feels like a starting gun for a year that will no doubt see electoral politics rise to the fore once again ahead of elections in February 2019. Continue reading “Five African countries to watch in 2018”

Ten priorities for getting agriculture moving in Zimbabwe

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With new ownership patterns, the agricultural sector has a much more diffuse base. Today there are many small- to medium-sized farms, rather than a few major players. Continue reading “Ten priorities for getting agriculture moving in Zimbabwe”

Ethiopia could be sitting on one of world’s great untapped gold deposits

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To the west of Ethiopia near the Sudanese border lies a place called the Asosa zone. This may be the location of the oldest gold mine in the world. Dating back some 6,000 years, it provided a key source of gold to the ancient Egyptian empire, whose great wealth was famous throughout the known world. It may even have supplied the Queen of Sheba with her lavish gifts of gold when she visited King Solomon of Israel almost 3,000 years ago.

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