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Sat,18Nov2017

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Terror amid Africa Rising

Photo©ReutersBoko Haram is as critical a threat to world peace as ISIL is, and by not treating it as such the world is doing itself a grievous disservice.

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Eskom's energy saving sarcasm

Photo©Screenshot YouTubeIn the midst of a gripping electricity shortage, South Africa's power utility appears at a loss on how to handle the crisis. The company's utopian view of South African society, which is glaringly obvious in its media communications, comes at the expense of the very people it is targeting. Writes Sarah Bracking.

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Big issues, small politics

Patrick Smith

Within hours of Xi Jinping and Barack Obama – who run the world's two largest carbon-producing economies – announcing in mid-November a groundbreaking pact to cut harmful emissions, the US Republican Party responded that it will use all its newfound power to block such an initiative.

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Two big men take a bow

Hannibal

Now that African leaders have told the EU what they really think about the Economic Partnership Agreements, the battle to replace AfDB chief, Donald Kaberuka is at full throttle. And with Lamido Sanusi out of the picture, there's everything to play for.

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A new face for racism in America

William Manful

It turns out not even the Obamas can avoid racial discrimination in America.

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The agile bed-ridden president runs

Anansi

From Ghana's election sleuths, John Kerry's conundrum, Algeria's surprisingly agile bed-ridden president, to Ethiopian students protesting against the import of a "globally fluent" city, yours truly brings you a mix of insider political gossip and backstory tidbits.

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