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Over 40% of girls under the age of 15 get into involuntary marriages

Many young girls are forced into marriage to escape poverty and this not only harms them psychologically but also physically.

Somali parliament endorses new PM

Somalia's parliament endorsed a new prime minister,

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The Playing for Change movement's self-professed philosophy is aimed at inspiring, connecting

Booming economy is music to the ears

Africa is enjoying a financial boom

Top employers in Africa named

The Top Employers Africa Certification results

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Africa is currently the source of just 4-5% of the world's iron

The continent's vast deposits can enable it to play a much bigger role in this market and numerous projects are now edging closer to production. Mauritania, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Cameroon, Republic of Congo, Gabon and Nigeria a are all potential hot spots for the growing trade. China imports around 80m tonnes of iron ore a month..

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Making Finance Work in Nigeria

After several difficult years in the global financial industry, which were mirrored in Nigeria, trust is returning to the capital markets, she says, thanks to wide-reaching reforms and a dramatic improvement in oversight.

I must say that I've been pleasantly surprised

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Developing a good nose for wine

A short distance outside Tanzania's capital city are 150 hectares of land filled with clusters of red and white grapes that produce Dodoma wines. The brand takes its name from the city and the municipality in which the grapes are grown, and in 2013 it was ranked among Africa's top five, challenging South Africa's 350 years of dominance of the region's wine business

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Bring back the girls

Sex-selective abortions are used round the world to discriminate in favour of boys. But not in Africa. Nigeria?s sex ratio at birth is the natural one: 106 boys are born for every 100 girls

MTN South Africa extends on WOW promotion

MTN South Africa launched its WOW promotion on 21 June 2014, targeting MTN customers who spend R6 airtime and get R60 FREE airtime

Central African Republic blocks SMS messaging

The government of the Central African Republic has reportedly imposed a ban on the use of SMS messages, with any attempts to send

Zimbabwe: Bear versus Dragon

Russian investors are stepping up their presence in Zimbabwe, competing against China for a share of the country's rich resources

Africa Aviation: Time for genuine open skies

Africa Passenger numbers are steadily increasing but would take off much more rapidly

Gaia rights - A view of life

There are two reasons that Lovelock's reputation goes before him. The first is that he is a wholly independent scientist

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Bringing malaria vaccines to market

Pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline's vice president for East Africa, Allan Pamba, talks to This Is Africa about the company's outlook on the continent's shifting healthcare needs. Pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline's vice president for East Africa, Allan Pamba, talks to This Is Africa about the company's outlook on the continent's shifting healthcare needs. Pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline's vice president for East Africa, Allan Pamba, talks to This Is Africa about the company's outlook on the continent's shifting healthcare needs.