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New African railways ride on Chinese loans

Funding railways benefits China by connecting ports and facilitating the movement of raw commodities that are badly needed to fuel China's development.

Profit-making idea: How to score government contracts

The website that publishes $90 billion worth of government and development bank contracts a year.

African passports: The powerful, the weak and the (now) barred from the US

US President Donald Trump has now banned visa access to citizens from three African nations. We look at the continent's most powerful and weakest passports.

Planes, trains, and automobiles: East Africa’s massive infrastructure project begins

LAPPSET will consist of a 32-berth port on Kenya's north coast, a railway, an oil pipeline, highways, international airports, and resort cities.

Benin invests in publicising its investment opportunities

The small west African country is trying to set itself apart from nearby heavyweights like Ghana and Nigeria.

Ecobank identifies five hot spots for investment in Africa

Some countries are still growing fast on the back of increasingly diversified economies, an expanding consumer class and rising capital inflows.

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    6 February, 2017
    LAPPSET will consist of a 32-berth port on Kenya's north coast, a railway, an oil pipeline, highways, international airports, and resort cities.
  3. African passports: The powerful, the weak and the (now) barred from the US

    30 January, 2017
    US President Donald Trump has now banned visa access to citizens from three African nations. We look at the continent's most powerful and weakest passports.
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    Funding railways benefits China by connecting ports and facilitating the movement of raw commodities that are badly needed to fuel China's development.
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