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Latest update : 2015-09-21

African economy: 'What is happening in one part of Africa is not the whole story'

How easy is it to do business in Africa today? FRANCE 24's Georja Calvin-Smith asks Makhtar Diop, the World Bank's Vice President for Africa.

Makhtar Diop warns against making generalisations about the whole African economy based on a crisis in one country. "The world economy has been slowing down and Africa is not isolated from the rest of the world", he explains. For him, falling commodity prices and lower demand in China are affecting African growth more than political instabilty in Burundi, for example. "I believe that now investors are mature and understand that what is happening in one part of Africa is not the whole story about Africa", he says.

By Georja CALVIN-SMITH

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2017-11-22 Native Americans

Keepers of the flame: Native American communities seeking to protect their cultural legacy

As the United States celebrates this month the rich culture of its 3.2 million Native Americans, Annette Young meets Theresa Pasqual and Melanie O’Brien who are working to...

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2017-11-20 Middle East

Turkish adviser warns US forces may stay in Syria

In an interview with FRANCE 24, Ibrahim Kalin, a special adviser to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, discusses several issues regarding Turkey and Syria. He expresses...

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2017-11-18 Americas

Top psychiatrist: Trump's 'mental impairment' poses danger to world

What if you knew a truth about someone that harboured dangers of such magnitude that it could be the key to future human survival? What if that "someone" happened to be the...

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2017-11-15 Middle East

'Saudi Arabia is becoming one-man rule', exiled journalist says

In an interview with FRANCE 24, prominent Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi praised the anti-corruption crackdown undertaken by Saudi Arabia, stressing that the royal family had...

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2017-11-15 security

Islamic State group changing strategy, French defence minister tells FRANCE 24

In an interview with FRANCE 24, French Defence Minister Florence Parly discussed the fight against terrorism, in Syria and Iraq as well as in Africa, warning that the Islamic...

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