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Angola: Could Isabel dos Santos make a comeback?

More than 700,000 leaked documents were made public a year ago by Rui Pinto, a Portuguese hacker and whistleblower who is currently under house arrest in his home country. They included emails, contracts and memos proving how, for years, the eldest daughter of Angola's longtime President Jose Eduardo dos Santos enriched herself with illegal…

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The convenient death of an inconvenient environmentalist

On January 11, as a result of a tragic accident Kurt Willy Oddekalv, the world renowned ecologist and activist, died. He  was the founder and head of the Norwegian Environmental Protection Organisation (Norges Miljøvern Forbund) and the environmental organization Green Warriors of Norway.

On Monday evening, while walking on ice on Lake Bahusvatnet…

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A new trump in favor of undervalued platinum

In Q3 this year, platinum, along with other precious and non-ferrous metals, recovered rapidly from the collapse caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The demand for the metal outstripped the supply volumes suffered from a series of failures at the Anglo American Platinum facilities. The growth was driven by a general recovery in the economy due to…

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Can Zimbabwe take advantage of Africa’s new free trade zone?

Many African countries - including Zimbabwe - have pinned their hopes for economic renewal on the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement that came into force on 1 January 2021.

The AfCFTA – initially set to commence on 1 July 2020 but delayed due to the coronavirus – seeks to boost intra-Africa trade.

As of December 2020, 54…

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Nigeria’s new banking act: A step in the right direction?

Nigeria's new Banks and Other Financial Institutions Act (BOFIA) 2020, took nearly 30 years in the making. While criticised for being a 'mixed bag', some argue its presence could provide opportunities to investors in Africa.

One of the key provisions of BOFIA 2020 is to make bank officials personally liable for contraventions of the terms of a…

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