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Burundi civil society group calls for protests to continue

15 May 2015 /  Reuters  
To reject President Pierre Nkurunziza's third term.

Burundi capital rocked by gunfire

14 May 2015 /  Desire Nimubona, Bloomberg  
Following a coup against the government of President Pierre Nkurunziza. Unrest stokes fear of a return to conflict in the region.

Zimbabwe 2014 diamond exports down 34%

14 May 2015 /  Reuters  
Exports fell to 5.9m carats last year, says a junior government minister.

Drought-hit Southern Africa at risk of food shortage – WFP

11 May 2015 /  Reuters  
Lack of rain has caused crop failure rates of over 50%

Tanzania gets $45m World Bank loan to improve mining sector

11 May 2015 /  Reuters  
Targeted at helping the country's small-scale miners.

Protests threatening African leaders fueled by economic woes

11 May 2015 /  Pauline Bax, Bloomberg  
There aren’t enough jobs for the 1 billion people on the continent.

First woman standing as AfDB boss wants African wealth retention

8 May 2015 /  Ana Carvalho and Daniel Magnowski, Bloomberg  
Cristina Duarte said the lender should encourage wealth generated in Africa to stay on the continent.

Dangote Cement to start production in Tanzania in August

4 May 2015 /  Reuters  
The Nigerian company plans to roll out plants across Africa to reach an annual capacity of 62 million tonnes by 2017.

Zimbabwe suspends tax on diamond sales – letter to IMF

30 Apr 2015 /  Reuters  
As a result of low international gem prices.

Zambian mines may lose four days’ copper output after power cuts

28 Apr 2015 /  Reuters  
A system “disturbance” on Monday caused power cuts in 8 of 10 of Zambia’s provinces.

South African rangers arrest 22 suspected poachers in Kruger

28 Apr 2015 /  Bloomberg  
The horns are sold by criminal syndicates

Africa to add more to workforce in 2035 than world combined

28 Apr 2015 /  Bloomberg   2
Authorities need to maintain current levels of services

Ex-Ecobank CEO Tanoh to fight London order blocking payouts

28 Apr 2015 /  Baudelaire Mieu, Bloomberg  
After he was awarded $22.5 million in damages.

Africa’s richest man courts Blackstone to boost Nigerian gas

28 Apr 2015 /  Paul Wallace, Bloomberg  
Aliko Dangote plans to quadruple the supply of gas to Nigeria.

Lagos port still a bottleneck for Africa’s top economy

27 Apr 2015 /  Tim Cocks, Reuters  
Extortion remains the biggest gripe of importers.

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