In Depth

Tue,22Jul2014

In Depth

The elusive prize of value addition

There is no truism more universally acknowledged in the discussion about Africa's economic redemption than that of the need for countries to add value to their natural resources. And this truism is not of recent vintage.

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Mali: Conundrums in khaki

MNLA rebels remain in charge of Kidal after killing 50 soldiers on 21 May. Photo©Patrick Robert/CorbisWas sacked defence minister Maïga just too reformist for IBK?

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Nigeria's litmus test poll

Governor Kayode Fayemi (APC) goes for the thinking man’s vote. Photo©Ehi EmhonyonWith a contentious past, and vocal in its criticism of President Jonathan's government, there is more at stake in Ekiti State than just the governor's seat. The Africa Report goes on the campaign trail.

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Anansi: Conundrums and Credibility

Our political insider throws the spotlight on four key issues this month: the monitoring of South Africa's elections by Ghana's political heavyweights; Algerian President, Bouteflicka's fight to to refind legitmacy; US John Kerry's deft diplomacy; and the fear of Ethiopia's Oromia.

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Hannibal: Nigeria's waltz of excuses at the WEF

Your business insider sneaked into the corridors of power at the World Economic Forum and found that there's more than meets the eye with Nigeria's movers and shakers. Did anyone say Boko Haram stole the show?

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African Angles on the Scotland-England rivalry

Tolu ogunlesi West Africa editor, The Africa ReportAnthropological observations from a train, on the eve of an independence referendum.

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