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Wed,08Jul2015

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North Africa's dream deferred

Photo©PEDRO UGARTE/AFPHow to deal with fat cats – not fatwas – is the real problem facing North African leaders after the revolutions failed to fix old economic problems. The clock is ticking for governments to deliver justice and jobs.

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Ecowas: The next forty years

Biometric identity cards will replace the current document for visa-free travel in ECOWAS. Photo©Thierry Gouegnon / ReutersAs the West African regional body celebrates 40 years in May, The Africa Report looks at integration on the ground and what the next four decades could hold.

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Nigeria's Great Expectations

As with US President Obama, Buhari will have to juxtapose the desire for change with the realities of office. Photo©Ben Curtis/AP/SIPAAfter steamrolling to victory in the 28 March presidential election with 54% of the vote, General Buhari is promising to bring fundamental improvements to government and security.

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Cyvette Gibson and Paynesville's anti-Ebola revolution

Cyvette Gibson, the activist mayor of Paynesville, a city of 400,000 people. Photo©Francis KokorokoThe crusading mayor and community leaders worked hand in hand to turn the tide against Ebola.

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Which way forward for Nigeria?

Nigerians forget political differences to rally against election postponement. Photo©Afolabi Sotunde©ReutersIt was set to be the closest-run national election since the 1960s. Now talk of further postponements or interim governments leaves the prospects cloudy and would-be voters increasingly restive.

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Africa-Asia: Go East Young Man!

Chinese people are travelling in increasing numbers to Africa, and Africans are working and studying in China. Photo©STR/AFPAfricans in China are learning from its breakneck growth and profiting from its cheap manufacturing. But what is life really like for them? The Africa Report travelled to the 'Asian eldorado' to find out.

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Nigeria: The men behind the money

Nigerian elections demand big bucks, and many in industry stand to gain. But despite the ostentatious televised giving sprees and cheerleader consortiums, President Jonathan may still find he's scraping the bottom of the (oil) barrel for the funding he needs.

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