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Alibaba tests water with e-commerce initiatives

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has a relatively light commercial footprint in Africa, but its moves to encourage digital entrepreneurship on the continent may hint at future expansion, as David Thomas reports.

Oil price weighs on M&A deals

Low, uncertain oil prices could pin back deal-making in Africa’s hydrocarbon sector this year after two strong years for mergers and acquisitions.…

Commodity middlemen move out of the shadows

In Ghana, few things say ‘welcome’ to foreign executives like a personal meeting at Aburi’s Peduase Lodge, the former summer retreat of independence icon Kwame Nkrumah, now plush accommodation for the nation’s distinguished guests.…