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Tue,23May2017

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Africa after the real Brexit

Photo©Svancara Petr/AP/SIPAAs Britain chose to leave the European Union, sending shock waves through the global markets, experts remain uncertain on how this would impact African economies. Trade and investment would certainly be affected as most of the trade arrangements the UK has with African countries were negotiated through the EU.

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African countries threaten UN Security Council pull-out

Photo© Rick Bajornas/AP/SIPAAfrican countries are reportedly threatening to withdraw from the United Nations Security Council unless they are allocated a permanent seat.

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Meeting Africa's universal health challenge

File photo©OBED ZILWA/AP/SIPAThe right to health is a basic human right, one that depends on access to timely and affordable health care of appropriate quality. Yet, we know that approximately 100 million people globally are needlessly pushed into poverty every year as a result of costly health care expenditure.

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DRC economy: The giant awakens

Photo©Karel Navarro/AP/SIPADespite conflict, investors continue to pour money into the Great Lakes region.

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Telecoms: Skype no more

Illustration©Adria FruitosMorocco is the latest African government to ban free internet calling services, riling consumers, who say traditional calling is too expensive.

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South Africa's Dlamini-Zuma's awful African Union legacy

altNkosazana Dlamini-Zuma is not seeking a second term as chairperson of the African Union (AU), and she has not been a good chairperson. Her five-year term will finish towards the end of 2017. Most chairs are expected to serve two terms, so Dlamini-Zuma's decision to leave has prompted speculation that she wishes to begin a campaign to succeed her former husband, Jacob Zuma, as president of South Africa.

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