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South Africa needs to get out of its petrochemicals cul-de-sac

Apartheid-era interventions and recent court decisions are leaving key parts of the economy in a cul-de-sac – and taxpayers are footing the bill.

Nigeria’s currency woes mean it is no longer Africa’s largest economy – for now

Nigeria has lost its title as Africa’s largest economy (measured in US dollars) to South Africa.

Beware of pundits talking about seismic political shifts

Politics has not changed as much as it appears, writes Charles Robertson.

Ghana could be fourth-largest oil producer in sub-Saharan Africa by 2020

Despite the low oil prices, Ghana is attractive to investors for several reasons, says Ecobank.

Angola is diversifying from oil

In order to remain a stable, growing country, it also needs to address its economic inequality.

Oil and gas to be major attraction for private equity over next 12 months

A recent EY survey reveals 43% of private equity investors plan to deploy capital into oil and gas by first half of 2017.

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    9 January, 2017
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  3. Nigeria 2017: What can the country do better this year?

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  5. Nigeria: The long road ahead

    23 November, 2016
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  6. South Africa needs to get out of its petrochemicals cul-de-sac

    21 November, 2016
    Apartheid-era interventions and recent court decisions are leaving key parts of the economy in a cul-de-sac – and taxpayers are footing the bill.
  7. Angola is diversifying from oil

    15 November, 2016
    In order to remain a stable, growing country, it also needs to address its economic inequality.
  8. Naira floats again, but not freely enough

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  9. Beware of pundits talking about seismic political shifts

    12 November, 2016
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  10. Ghana could be fourth-largest oil producer in sub-Saharan Africa by 2020

    21 October, 2016
    Despite the low oil prices, Ghana is attractive to investors for several reasons, says Ecobank.
  11. Is Nigeria losing its investment appeal?

    6 October, 2016
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  12. Opportune time for Africa oil and gas industry to consider change

    22 August, 2016
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  13. Nigeria’s currency woes mean it is no longer Africa’s largest economy – for now

    11 August, 2016
    Nigeria has lost its title as Africa’s largest economy (measured in US dollars) to South Africa.
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