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Tue,26May2015

East & Horn Africa

Ethiopians will decide their destiny

Photo@PETTERIK WIGGERS/PANOS Pictures for TARAs older opposition groups fall apart ahead of the May election, Blue Party leader Yilkal Getnet, 37, says his young and dynamic party is on the rise.

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No time for change in Ethiopia

On an Addis street, a tiny EPRDF poster reflects its self-belief. Photos©Petterik Wiggers/Panos Pictures for TARAside from the problems associated with their own splintering and divisions, opposition parties in the 24 May elections are struggling to get their message to people too remote, afraid or busy to engage with politics.

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AfDB banks on the future

As the AfdB flag is raised over Abidjan outgoing president Kaberuka (centre) wonders who will continue his legacy. Photo©SIA KAMBOU/AFPThe African Development Bank (AfDB) will choose its new leader to replace Donald Kaberuka in May. The Africa Report profiles the candidates who want to take the continental institution on paths of continuity or change.

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Teachers in Uganda lay down tools

More than 200,000 primary and secondary teachers in Uganda's public schools on Thursday went on strike, in an attempt to force the government to fulfil an agreement it made with them three years ago.

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Kenya plans to privatise sugar companies within 12 months

Sugarcane farm. File Photo©ReutersKenya has approved the sale of the government's stakes in five sugar companies and expects to sell 75 percent stakes in transactions that will be completed in the next nine to 12 months, the Privatization Commission said on Friday.

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Writing, an act of resistance

In his new book, the gay Moroccan author explores how a society famed for its freedom still harbours prejudice.

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