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Sat,01Nov2014

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Africa's woes blamed on leadership crisis

Despite its natural wealth, Africa is home to the world's most impoverished and abused people. Photo©ReutersA group of Ghanaians say the current crop of the continent's leaders are failing because they are still tied to the apron strings of the "colonial masters", giving them negative account of their own countries to secure financial or technical aid.

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Making life easy for new pay-TV platforms

Photo©ReutersSince launching in January, lagos-based Africa Media Distribution (AMD) is an example of one of the firms looking to profit from the ongoing growth in Africa's television market.

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Investment: Coming to a TV screen near you

Photo©EPA/DAI KUROKAWA/EPA/CORBISThe living rooms of Nigeria and Kenya are the focus of a scramble for market share by production and distribution companies as the number of TV households multiplies.

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Teacher training: Tapping into the graduate resource

Lindiwe Ngwenya is happy to give something back as a teacher in an informal settlement. Photo©Marc Shoul for TARTraining graduates on the job and e-learning are two ways of filling the huge gap in qualified educators.

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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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