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Pearls of wisdom hide ugly truths

A study of pink plastic pearls shows that Africa will have to make big sacrifices if its children are to be employed

Region fails to cut it in diamonds

Namibia, Botswana and South Africa did little to halt the collapse of the beneficiation industry.

The curse of cars going cheap

Africans are snapping up cheap, second-hand cars but the Southern African region pays dearly for this.

Customs union inhibits development

South Africa's neighbours are dependent on the union's short-sighted revenue-sharing formula.

The IMF loves, but labour’s still lost

An unusual internal report links shrinking union power to growing inequality – but don't be fooled.

Reel in Botswana’s wild west

Fishing licences for locals and the influx of traders from Zambia and the DRC should be controlled, writes Roman Grynberg.

Africa’s diamantaires in the rough

Low productivity and the concomitant costs are harming the local beneficiation industry.

Diamond trade bleeds the poor

Corruption in the chain artificially raises prices, plumping the pockets of the already rich.

Sweet taste of success for beer exporter

With government help, a Namibian brewery is leaving its Botswana competitor thirsty.

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