Africa’s green superpower

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Private equity firms are offering the highest premiums for listed companies in more than two decades, and the Facebook whistleblower told Congress on Tuesday the company repeatedly chose to maximise online engagement instead of minimising harm to users. Plus, the FT’s Africa editor, David Pilling, explains Gabon’s effort to reposition itself as a “green superpower” and gain recognition for preserving its tropical forests. 

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