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South Africa hosts major mining conference amid labor strife

Feb 3, 2014
A mining conference kicks off in Cape Town as platinum workers go on strike.
Posted In: mining, Africa, South Africa, strike
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A Texas safari club's solution to saving the rhinos? Kill one.

Jan 10, 2014
The Safari Club of Dallas, Texas wants to auction off the right to shoot an endangered black rhinoceros... for conservation purposes.
Posted In: endangered species, safari, Africa
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Congolese seek economic stability after fall of militant group

Nov 11, 2013
After two decades of bloodshed, the Democratic Republic of Congo and the main rebel group in the country are expected to sign a peace deal today. Could this be the development needed to put this country, rich in natural resources, on a path toward economic stability?
Posted In: Congo, Africa
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At World Retail Congress Africa, U.S. brands try to figure out a 'frontier market'

Nov 4, 2013
American companies are trying to figure out how to make money in Africa.
Posted In: Africa, Retail
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We're No. 1: The Nigeria strategy

Oct 31, 2013
Nigeria could soon pass South Africa to become Africa’s biggest economy, but only because it’s changing how it calculates its GDP.
Posted In: GDP, Africa, Nigeria
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The world's next tech hub: Rwanda?

Oct 28, 2013
Rwanda is laying the groundwork to one day become a competitor to Silicon Valley.
Posted In: Africa, Education
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Barclays shuts down cash transfer businesses to prevent money laundering

Jul 10, 2013
Some fear the closures could hurt immigrants -- Somali expatriates in particular -- who rely on the transfer services to send funds back home.
Posted In: Barclays, Africa, money laundering
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DIY planes in Kenya

Jul 5, 2013
In Kenya, a growing group of amateur aviation enthusiasts are building homemade flying machines out of everything from junk metal to old car engines.
Posted In: airplanes, DIY, Africa, Kenya
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President Obama begins African tour in Senegal

Jun 26, 2013
Will the president's stop in Senegal signal new business relationships with West Africa?
Posted In: Senegal, Africa, Barack Obama
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U.S. business gets a ticket to Obama's Africa trip

Jun 26, 2013
President Obama's week-long trip to Africa will take him to Senegal, South Africa and Tanzania. Obama's visit is aimed, in part, at increasing U.S. trade and investment in Africa.
Posted In: Africa, South Africa, Tanzania, GM, China, Obama

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