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Fri,17Nov2017

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Nigeria elections: Jonathan must not sack INEC boss

Professor Attahiru Jega. Photo©Thomas Saater for TARPublic opinion is already at boiling point over postponed elections. President Jonathan must resist the temptation to sack electoral commission boss Professor Jega, or risk pushing the country over the edge.

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Energy: Green bonds, bubbles and torrents

Photo©ReutersSo what's stopping an economic shift to new energy forms? Quite simply, vested interests, writes Sarah Bracking.

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East Africa's Faustian counter-terrorism pact

Parselelo Kantai

Despite the bold talk about South Sudan, there is little prospect of accountability.

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A case for Maternal health

Trainee midwives demonstrating the childbirth process using a birth simulator in Kampala, Uganda. Photo©UNFPA/Evelyn Kiapi Many women and babies still die during childbirth across Africa despite progress in some countries.

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Lagos proves Africa's Property Tax potential

Edward Paice

Signage at public works reminded drivers waiting in “go-slows” to pay their taxes. File Photo©ReutersDeclining global oil prices and a tumbling naira are threatening Nigeria's income from exports and remittances. Whoever takes office as president in Abuja, and in the 28 states electing new governors, on 14 February, will need to address this shortfall in government revenue. Fortunately, they need look no further than Lagos, the country's commercial capital.

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The Paris Africa rally

If ever there was a time for a unity march against terror, it is now in Nigeria in the election season.

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