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Fri,17Aug2018

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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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Lessons in tough love from Ethiopia

Nicholas Norbrook

It seems obvious, but national leaders have a duty to play all competing interests off against another, to get the best outcome for the country. No permanent friends, just permanent interests, and all that.

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Defence against disorder

Patrick Smith

It's time for Africa to have a China policy, just as Beijing has an Africa policy. As Ebola cuts a devastating swathe, Africa should push its interests even harder. 

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Pinning down the funding flows

Rehana Dada

Finance remains a key sticking point in the climate change negotiations.

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Ebola? Let's quote Mizner

Hama Tuma

The Ebola virus, West Africa's grimmest reaper yet, is a relentless killer and it is not my intention to deride the woes thereof for a cheap thrill. And yet ...

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Shhh, the grown ups are talking

Nicholas Norbrook

African leaders are finally putting their money where their ideas are, ignoring the staid ideas of the global elite.

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