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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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Climate Change: Now is the Time to Live Laudato Si

Cardinal John Onaiyekan, Archbishop of Abuja. Photo©Andrew Medichini/AP/SIPAOne of Pope Francis' most inspirational actions came almost exactly a year ago when he delivered his Encyclical on Ecology, entitled Laudato Si, writes Cardinal John Onaiyek, Archbishop of Abuja.

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Health: Mosquito factory in China targets Zika, Malaria

A researcher releases male mosquitos on Shazai Island which has a field studio of Sun Yat-Sen University-Michigan State University Joint Center of Vector Control for Tropical Disease, the world's largest Mosquito-borne diseases are responsible for more than one million deaths worldwide every year and Zika has become a concern for athletes at this year's Olympic Games.

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Frontline: Innovative Africa

Photo©FADEL SENNA/AFP PHOTO;FOTOLiAAfrican innovation combines smart economical responses with bold high-tech solutions. From solar power and containing, epidemics to the world's fastest-growing film industry, here are a few of the latest successes.

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Green revolution: Harnessing earth, wind and fire

Photo©©PAUL LANGROCK/ZENIT-LAIF-REAOnly one in four Africans have access to electricity according to World Bank estimations, making the energy shortfall one of the most critical barriers to continental development.

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The fightback against HIV/AIDS

Photo©DANIEL BEREHULAK/THE NEW YORK TIMES-REDUX-REAThe fragility of some of Africa's healthcare infrastructure was laid bare during the 2014/2015 Ebola outbreak, but the continent has made some striking achievements through effective targeting of limited resources.

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