In Depth

Sun,21Dec2014

In Depth

Two big men take a bow

Hannibal

Now that African leaders have told the EU what they really think about the Economic Partnership Agreements, the battle to replace AfDB chief, Donald Kaberuka is at full throttle. And with Lamido Sanusi out of the picture, there's everything to play for.

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A new face for racism in America

William Manful

It turns out not even the Obamas can avoid racial discrimination in America.

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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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Climate Change: Africa bites the dust in Lima

The Lima text was accepted by all parties - after the Africa group was conveniently excluded from consultations on a particular version of the text - even though it did not adequately address key issues that deadlocked the talks and the entire course of the discussion on the Durban Platform.

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Enter Kenya's generals

In September, Kenyatta appeared for the first time in fatigues, flanked by Gen. Julius Karangi. Photo©SAMUEL MIRING’U/AFPUnder the continuing threat of terrorism the Kenyan government has taken an increasingly militarised stance. Many Kenyans are concerned their constitution is being ignored and that the country is moving closer to a Uganda-style authoritarianism.

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