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Sun,26Oct2014

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Education: We are what we teach

Photo©Jacques Torregano/Fedephoto for JATo avoid a crisis in a few decades' time, governments must act now in order to improve schools and protect the economic advances made since the 1990s. That means developing a new generation of schools that teach students the skills needed for the future and the critical thinking to avoid the mistakes of the past.

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DR Congo: Activist to receive top European award

Winner of the 2014 Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought, Congolese gynecologist, Denis Mukwege Mukwege was also a front-runner for the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize. Photo©ReutersCongolese gynecologist Denis Mukwege has landed Europe's top human rights after award after 16 years of campaigning to end the use of mass rape as a weapon of war, providing care for rape victims, and surviving an assassination attempt.

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No measurable benefit in DRC tax hike in new mining code - Mark Bristow

Mark Bristow, the CEO of gold miner Randgold Resources Ltd says DRC can't afford to make itself even less competitive than it is today.The Democratic Republic of Congo's focus on maximising short-term tax revenues risks squandering long-term mining prospects, the chief executive of one of its largest mining investors warned on Wednesday.

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Mining: End of Iron Age

Sishen mine in South Africa does not have the heavy transport costs of the Central African deposits. Photos©Nadine Hutton/Bloomberg via Getty ImagesLow prices and high supplies are driving iron ore prices down. Analysts say large companies will survive the crunch but many smaller producers and explorers may be faced with tough decisions.

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IMF warns African countries over Eurobond borrowing

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has warned African countries against rushing to issue Eurobonds, saying they may face exchange rate risks and problems repaying debts.

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ADF rebels kill 35 in DRC

File Photo©ReutersAt least 35 civilians, mostly women and children, have been killed by Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), a rebel group in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

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