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African nations urged to follow Nigeria’s lead on GDP rebasing

The real size of many African economies is likely to be larger than their current estimates, suggesting that the role of the continent in the global economy “might have been underestimated”, a top UN official for the region has said. 23 Apr 2014

Call for probe into ‘excessive’ charges for African money transfers

 Africans are effectively paying a ‘super tax’ on money transfer fees that are more than double the global average, according to a report by the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) . 17 Apr 2014

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South Africa looks to shale and renewables to aid ‘energy independence’

South Africa’s energy minister has said the government is preparing to introduce several new infrastructure projects aimed at “strengthening” the country’s energy sector and increasing the use of new generation technologies. 15 Apr 2014

South Africa seeks partnerships to ‘intensify industrial growth’

South Africa must “vigorously leverage” its enormous resources and develop strategic partnerships in the burgeoning regional oil and gas economy, according to a new industrial strategy blueprint. 10 Apr 2014

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