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  1. The fungus breaking the curse of 'witchweed'

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    Video caption: Striga destroys billions of dollars worth of crops across Africa evey year

    Striga - or 'witchweed' - is considered the number one pest threat to food security in Africa - destroying billions of dollars worth of crops each year

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    Video caption: The solar solutions helping Zambia's economy

    Foreign investment into solar products are helping to plug Zambia's power shortage problems.

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    Video caption: 'A spike in pandemic-related investments'

    EY Africa's Sandile Hlophe tells the BBC how foreign direct investment in Africa is faring.

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    Video caption: The rise of Turkish investment in Rwanda

    Rwanda has seen a rise in direct investment from Turkish firms over the last decade.

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    Video caption: Investment and Nigeria's 'youthful population'

    Foreign direct investment to Nigeria will bounce back due the country's youthful society.

  6. Africa's digital economy at risk from tax

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    Video caption: More countries in Africa tax internet access, but are they undermining economic growth?

    More countries in Africa tax internet access, but are they undermining economic growth?

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    Video caption: The pandemic's impact on tourism in Zanzibar

    Zanzibar's business owners are learning to diversify as a result of the pandemic.

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    Video caption: The boom in local furniture-making in Malawi

    Malawi is seeing a boom in furniture-making as people look to locally-made goods over exports.

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    Video caption: The diaspora returning to grow tomatoes in Zambia

    A cardiology nurse returned to Zambia to start a business in vegetable farming.

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    Video caption: The present state of Cameroon's ports

    The port industry is thriving in Cameroon, but it too has seen new challenges due to the pandemic.

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    Video caption: Google Africa: 'The fourth industrial revolution is now'

    Africans are realising that they can't take a slow gradual route to moving businesses online.

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    Video caption: An earthen architecture revival in Senegal

    The architectural heritage of constructing buildings from red clay is seeing a revival in Senegal.

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    Video caption: Using tech to prevent car theft in Cameroon

    A Cameroon startup is using mobile and satellite communications to track down stolen cars.

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    Video caption: How AI is helping rural African farmers

    An AI-backed mobile app is helping farmers in rural areas gain critical information for their crops.

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    Video caption: How the pandemic is changing architecture

    The pandemic is forcing architects in South Africa to reconsider how people live.

  16. Kenya's flower exports rise despite Covid-19

    Russell Padmore

    Business correspondent, BBC News

    A worker of the flower farm carries out reserved roses for a client's urgent order to a dump site at the Bliss Flora farm in Nakuru, on March 23, 2020
    Image caption: Kenya is a major exporter of flowers to Europe and Asia

    Kenya's flower exporters are enjoying a good year, despite problems caused by the restrictions imposed to contain the spread of coronavirus.

    The value of exports like cut flowers reached $1.1bn (£845m) between January and October, almost 9% more than the same period last year.

    Kenya's Horticultural Directorate said there was an increase in global demand, despite concerns that the coronavirus pandemic would hit the industry.

    Earlier this year the industry was alarmed at disruption caused by airlines being grounded and so unable to fly flowers as cargo to customers in Europe.

    Business may have picked up recently but the sector is now growing concerned that the second wave of Covid-19 in Europe is creating uncertainty about demand for flower exports in the coming months.

    Alongside exports of tea, horticulture is a major earner of foreign exchange for Kenya, which is the world's fourth biggest exporter of flowers - after the Netherlands, Colombia and Ecuador.

  17. Free trade across Africa to start in January

    Russell Padmore

    Business correspondent, BBC News

    Trucks wait in a line on the road to enter Uganda in Malaba, a city bordering with Uganda, western Kenya, on April 29, 2020.
    Image caption: It is hoped the free-trade zone will increase trade over borders

    A pan-Africa free-trade zone will be launched in January despite the coronavirus pandemic, although some temporary arrangements will need to be put in place, as not all of the customs infrastructure will be ready in time.

    The African Continental Free Trade Area aims to bring more than a billion people together in an economic bloc worth about $3tn (£2.3tn) a year and - by reducing barriers to trade - improve living standards.

    The continent-wide free-trade zone was supposed to take effect in July, but according to its secretariat, that will happen on 1 January 2021, even if it means creating a system to credit traders retroactively for lower customs duties, which should start immediately.

    This week, negotiations resumed between countries to deal with final sticking points around rules of origin and market access.

    However the revised January launch date may be optimistic given that 30 of the 54 countries that have signed up for the free-trade zone have yet to ratify the deal.

    Africa's biggest economy, Nigeria, ratified it last week, but the country's borders remain closed to nearly all trade, amid efforts to stop smuggling.