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CONTENTS Contents November 2019 Issue Nº 468

K e n y a ’s meg a b a n k s s e t for continental expansion

Business intelligence 4 News and deals f rom around Africa

Cover story 8 Ke nya’s mega banks se t for continental expansion Star Interview 34 A kinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank

Features 14 P rotecting Africa’s forests 16 Africa backs Gre ta Thunberg’s climate call 20 I nterview: Luis Alfonso de Alba,

UN Climate Summit Envoy 22 Inte rview: Tony Blair continue s African adventures 24 Can GM crops boost African agriculture? 26 Tech hope Andela sheds engineers

28 Chine se giant Alibaba sizes up contine nt 32 Ke nya Airways’ woes continue as CEO departs

Countryfiles 42 Ghana car industry revs up 44 Thomas Cook collapse shakes Gambia 48 Inte rnational hotel chains pile in

Special reports 52 South-South Inve stment 73 Singapore -Africa Book reviews 96 The memoirs of Gervais Koffi Djondo 97 The futu re of African oil

Last Word 98 Abiy ’s peace prize just the beginning

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