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Mali backs Obama election win

Photo©ReutersMitt Romney should give thanks. If Bamako had voted, Barack Obama's win would have been all the more devastating for the Republican party which had mistakenly bet that the anaemic national economy would help it evict the incumbent.

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Film: Algeria's chronicler

Pursuing what he calls "free and persistent cinema", Malek Bensmaïl looks both forwards and backwards as Algeria celebrates the 50th anniversary of its independence in July.

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Oil and Gas: East Africa’s race to get ready

New gas finds are happening almost monthly in the waters off Tanzania and Mozambique. In June, Statoil and ExxonMobil announced new finds in Tanzania’s Block 2, taking their resource estimates to 253bn m3/ Photo©HEINE MELLKEVIK - STATOILThe reserves already discovered will make East Africa one of the next gas frontiers. Companies are waiting for policymakers to determine priorities and incentives before they can settle on investment plans.

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Country Profile 2012: MAURITANIA

The opposition has sent a chill through the political environment by accusing the government of repression, discrimination and running a military regime disguised as a democracy.

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African Union: Power shifts south

Woman leads the way: Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma leaves handover meeting with Jean Ping/Photo/Simon Maina/AFPA South African takes the helm at the continental organisation amidst at least four African crises that will test new chair 
Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma's diplomatic and political skills.

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