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Tue,28Jul2015

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The Promises and Perils of Democracy in Africa

Eva M. Clayton. Photo©livingstongroupdc.comThe Obama Administration along with other American leadership, especially my former colleagues of the Congressional Black Caucus, have a duty to the birthplace of humanity, writes Eva M. Clayton, former representative of the U.S. House of Representatives for the state of North Carolina.

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FIFA's Joseph 'Sepp' Blatter under the spotlight

Sepp Blatter. Photo©Rex Shutterstock/SIPAAmidst international investigations into corruption at the global football organisation FIFA, the president is set to step down. African federations want to see his successor continue policies promoting the continent.

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African Ocean and Coasts - our heritage, our life, our destiny

Obiageli 'Oby' Ezekwesili is a former Vice President of the World Bank for Africa, a former Nigerian Education Minister and co-founder of Transparency International. Photo©ReutersAfrica has a combined coastline of over 47,000 km, and with that a vast ocean resource and potential new economic frontier. However it is under threat and in decline, writes Obiageli 'Oby' Ezekwesili.

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Manufacturing: Dangote's ever-widening network of African production

Photo©ReutersCatching older European rivals like lafarge and Heidelberg Cement on the hop – both are now desperately scrambling to invest in african production – Dangote Cement has the continent in its sights.

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Telecoms: Bharti Airtel has no plans to exit Africa

Bharti Airtel Ltd, the biggest Indian cellphone carrier, has no plans to exit Africa, it said on Tuesday, despite announcing exclusive talks with France's Orange to sell four of its units on the continent.

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Nigeria: Dangote's smooth landing

Photo©Benedicte Kurzen/NoorWith a new government in power, the business magnate is betting on his huge refinery and agriculture projects taking off. Meanwhile, Dangote Cement continues an expansion plan that has left others scrambling to catch up.

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