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The great investment chase gathers pace

The continent is attracting growing volumes of new money but they fall far short of its latest energy and development targets

The slow pace of investment in renewable energy in Africa should have been one of the biggest climate finance issues at the UN COP27 summit but was overshadowed by developing econo...


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President Biden hosts African leaders amid multiple crises

At least 45 African governments are to send high-level delegations to the summit as US competition with China and Russia heats up

Africa's relations with the United States may not have been as badly strained by the Ukraine war as its ties with the European Union but Washington wants to use its US-African Lead...

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African nations win latest round on UN tax reform body

Defying opposition from the Paris-based OECD club of rich countries, developing economies are trying to win rights for a greater share of global tax revenues

The United Nations has agreed to lay the groundwork for the creation of a new system of international tax cooperation by approving a resolution on 23 November to begin talks on est...

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Big Tech's ethical mining rules thrown into chaos

A row over a scheme to outlaw minerals produced by companies using child labour or financing wars in Central Africa will hit global supply chains

The world's biggest tech companies – including Alphabet, Apple, Samsung and Tesla – buying tin, tungsten and coltan from Central Africa face a supply chain crisis after...


Lobbyist brings down climate fund

The UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) was forced to scrap its flagship Team Energy Africa initiative, days before its launch at COP27, after being embarrassed over the invo...


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Ukraine costs hit Whitehall aid budget

Former Aid Minister Andrew Mitchell to head the Development and Africa departments in London

The revelations that £4 billion (US$4.6bn) of Britain's £11bn development budget this year is likely to be spent within the country to house Ukrainian refugees, undersc...

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Governments pushed close to the edge

Africa's slowing growth heightens worries on food security, debt service costs, roaring inflation and climate finance

The global downturn will hit Africa's economies harder than any other region according to the latest forecast from the International Monetary Fund: average growth in Africa is set ...


Whitehall talks up its business aims

Liz Truss's government says its strategy will mean more trade and investment in Africa, but critics say there are fewer resources for the region

When she was Foreign Secretary a few months ago, Britain's new Prime Minister Liz Truss said her development strategy would pare back aid and promote business as a means to influen...


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