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Thu,23Nov2017

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Climate Change: Good or bad news first?

Photo©ReutersDepending on the perspective taken, the Paris Agreement is either a phenomenal success or the worst possible sentence for our descendents.

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The Kenyans who are out of touch

Kenya faces up to myriad economic problems as the country's credit crunch bites and the government doubles its external debt ceiling. Meanwhile another bank slips into administration and well-paid Kenyan MPs seem baffled as to why there is not enough money in the government kitty to pay other civil servant salaries.

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SDGs in sync with African priorities

Take your passion and compassion and let's make the global goals a global relaity, says UN Secretary General, Ban-Ki MoonNewly adopted Sustainable Development Goals could transform the African continent. Education, climate change, ending hunger and increasing investments in rural infrastructure are priorities for Africa, as are economic growth, access to energy and water and investments in agriculture

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Congo Brazza via Paris and the l'esprit d'escalier

[Overheard today the 16th arrondisement of Paris, one elderly cane-shaking French white man to another elderly French white man]: Une greve ! Regarde-moi ces putains de cons... (a strike! look at those fucking idiots...).

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South Africa - Nigeria: Pedalling in the same direction

The first lines in the new chapter of Nigeria-South Africa relations presage a warming up.

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Nana Aba Anamoah: In defense of the truth

File Photo©ReutersIn an internet world where our lives play in front of everyone's mirror, information is proving itself as an out-of-control, feral reflection accessible by all. A click is all it takes to make or break. Yet many continue to downplay the dangers of the ever-blurring line between public and private, like popular Ghanaian journalist and news anchor, Nana Aba Anamoah, who appears to have paid a price that has divided the internet community.

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