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Energy investments: Africa-focused funds fuse $3.3 bn electric power assets

File photo©Ferdinand Ostrop/AP/SIPATwo Africa-focused funds have created a new energy joint venture capable of generating 1,575 megawatts (MW) of electricity in at least 10 countries by merging assets totalling $3.3 billion.

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Aviation: Cape Verde state airline to cut jobs, debt in restructuring plan

File photo©ReutersCape Verde's loss-making national airline plans to cut nearly a quarter of its staff and review flight routes later this year as part of a restructuring plan to reduce debt and attract foreign investors, the company head told Reuters on Monday.

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Best and worst of Afcon 2015 tournament

Ivory Coast celebrates Afcon 2015 victory. Photo©Taimour LayAfter 32 games over 23 days, AFCON 2015 ended in Bata on Sunday with an emotional win for Ivory Coast over Ghana. Taimour Lay presents his highs and lows of the tournament.

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Afcon 2015 Final: Côte d'Ivoire end their long wait

 Ivory Coast's Yata Touré kisses his team mate and goal keeper, Boubacar Barry. Photo©Taimour Lay

After a goalless extra time at the 2015 African Cup of Nations finals, Les Elephants on Sunday unsettled Ghana's Black Stars with a sensational 9-8 penalty shootout victory.

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In Pictures: AFCON 2015 - Violence at Ghana / Equatorial Guinea semi final match

Photo©Taimour LayThe 2015 AFCON semi final match between Ghana and Equatorial Guinea will go down in history as probably the most chaotic as disgruntled fans of the losing team turned violent. Deep into the second-half, after Ghana's third goal, the missiles started to be directed at 500 Ghana fans gathered in a segregated corner. First it was bottles, then stones, then glass, all raining down on the pitch from Equatoguinean fans furious at perceived injustices at the hands of the referee. Ghana's fans, admirably restrained throughout, eventually made it to the opposite corner of the ground.

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AFCON 2015: Ghana reach final amid stadium violence

Avram Grant and his Ghana players look on as the stands are cleared during the 40 minute stoppage. Photo©Taimour LayDisgruntled Equatorial Guinea fans force semi-final in Malabo to be suspended for 40 minutes

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AFCON 2015 hosts Equatorial Guinea reach semis after controversial penalty

EG players celebrate their victory with home crowd. Photo©Taimour LayEquatorial Guinea reached the semi-finals of the 2015 African Cup of Nations amid controversy in Bata on Saturday night.

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AFCON 2015: DRC come back to win battle of the Congos

DRC fans celebrate in the upper tier of the stand after witnessing their team's fourth goal. Photo©Taimour LayA remarkable second-half turnaround at the quarter-final match between the national teams of the two Congos, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and the Republic of Congo, gives DRC manager Ibenge a place in the semi-finals.

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Renard leads Cote d'Ivoire into quarters as AFCON 2015 heats up

Côte d'Ivoire's Max Gradel celebrates his goal. Photo©Taimour Lay for The Africa ReportIvory Coast qualified for the quarter-finals on Wednesday night after the tightest of 1-0 wins over Cameroon.

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Afcon 2015: Heavyweights endure group of death in Mongomo

Asamoah Gyan has returned for Ghana after a All four teams in Group C of the 2015 African Cup of Nations are still able to make quarter-finals.

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Fans and police clash at 2015 Africa Cup of Nations

Police vans surround Bata Stadium after clashes. Photo©Taimour LayArmed police and Equatorial Guinea fans clashed outside Bata Stadium on Wednesday night in a rare show of public disorder in the repressive west African state.

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Afcon 2015: Ghana stumbles, Senegal celebrates

Senegal team celebrates a dramatic victory over Ghana in Mongomo. Photo©Taimour Lay for The Africa ReportA thrilling late comeback by Senegal stunned Ghana in Mongomo on Tuesday night.

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Players and Fans: 2015 Africa Cup of Nations in pictures

The Africa Report brings you a selection of photographs from the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) in Equatorial Guinea. 

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Afcon 2015: The boycott that never was

Photo©Taimour Lay/The Africa ReportIf anything the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) has been a big public relations coup for Equatorial Guinea, and with the price of tickets as low as $1, an opposition call for a boycott has fallen on deaf years.

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2015 Africa Cup of Nations opening pulls in the crowds

Teams line up before kick off on the first day of the 2015 African Cup of Nations in Bata. Photo©Taimour Lay/The Africa ReportFor hours Equatorial Guinea (E-G) fans, almost all clad in deep red, including one man in a tight frock and Christmas tinsel, had piled into Bata Stadium.

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Afcon 2015: Africa Cup of Nations - Scores and Updates (Côte d'Ivoire wins)

2015 Africa Cup of Nations - Fixtures, results, standings and scores.

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Afcon: Who's who at the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations

Afcon 2015: Mali supporters in Bata. Photo©Taimour Lay/ The Africa ReportThe 2015 Africa Cup of Nations kicks off on mainland Equatorial Guinea on Saturday. The previous winners, Nigeria's Super Eagles, did not qualify, and Les Etalons of Burkina Faso (runners-up of the previous competition) are psyched up to clinch this year's trophy. But with four-time winners Ghana and Cameroon vying for victory, and Côte d'Ivoire fielding its four-time CAF African Footballer of the Year, Yaya Touré, nothing is certain. Taimour Lay shows you the strengths and weaknesses of this year's qualifying teams.

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Afcon 2015: Football against all odds

From kick-off on 17 January to the final on 8 February, The Africa Report will be bringing you the latest news and views from the Africa Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea. Taimour Lay in Malabo previews a tournament that still captures the imagination of millions across the continent.

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Governance across Africa improving more slowly - Ibrahim survey

Mi Ibrahim says Governance in African nations is improving at a slower pace and economic improvements are contributing less to its progress, the Ibrahim Index of African Governance showed on Monday.

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Book Review: Claim No Easy Victories - The Legacy of Amilcar Cabral

Published for the 40th anniversary of Guinea-Bissauan revolutionary Amilcar Cabral's death, this book is a crucial link in the colonial liberation narrative.

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