In Depth

Sat,28Mar2015

In Depth

Does logging help poor and developing countries?

Norway has recently signed a multi-million-dollar deal with Liberia to stop logging in order to protect the environment, but what will be the impact of such deals on the communities who rely on the industry for their livelihood?

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Nigeria votes: Nollywood's President

At an event to mark the 30th anniversary of the Silverbird entertainment empire, in November 2010, President Jonathan caught the audience unawares with his announcement of a $200 million fund for Nigerian "entertainers".

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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: Still the dark continent beyond the pale?

The Ebola crisis evoked almost no international response – until Western doctors fell ill. Suddenly, experimental drugs appeared.

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Black market hawkers cash in on African oil producers' currency woes

Photo©ReutersFew Nigerians are applauding the collapse of oil prices, which has hit the economy of Africa's top crude producer hard and hammered its currency, the naira.

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Kenya: After the pain, the politics

Kamukunji MP Yusuf Hassan. Photo©Siegfried Modola for TARA survivor of the Eastleigh explosion of December 2012, the MP for Kamukunji, Yusuf Hassan, seeks solutions for the migration of youths from gangs to jihadism.

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