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Fri,17Nov2017

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One belt, one road to tie Asia to Africa and Europe

China's President Xi Jinping is keen to leave a global legacy. In 2013, he launched the One Belt, One Road (OBOR) programme – a reference to the Silk Road responsible for the Middle Kingdom's wealth in centuries past (see map).

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Agriculture: From copper to cows, a Zambian move

Photos© Adrià Fruitos for TARThe mining downturn is leading Zambia's government to look to agricultural development for opportunities

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African brands: Fight for your copyright

Illustration by Alex Green for The Africa ReportBootleg handbags and pirated films keep informal economies going so African governments turn a blind eye to counterfeiting. Could they do more though to protect the continent's traditional knowledge? Zimbabwean IP lawyer and novelist Petina Gappah looks beyond the labels.

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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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