In Depth

Sat,25Jun2016

In Depth

African mining needs a vision

Image©GlezThe expansion of mining and natural resource exploitation has been a critical factor in the highest levels of growth in Africa for more than 30 years. The resource sector's success in attracting foreign investment has often led to it being held up as a poster child for economic liberalisation.

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Why the Ibrahim Prize focuses on political leadership

Dr. Salim Ahmed Salim, Chair of the Prize Committee for the Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership. Photo©Ben Curtis/AP/SIPAIn every country and every continent, the quality and contribution of leadership in government is critical. It is Presidents and Prime Ministers who have the responsibility of assessing the risks, choosing the correct priorities for their country and focusing national efforts to ensure they are delivered.

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The making of the Orlando massacre

Omar Candelario, left, Luis Angel Candelario, right, say their last farewell to their brother Angel Candelario Padro, a 28-year-old nurse and National Guard member, as they embrace with their uncle Efrain Padro, center, at the Guanica municipal cemetery in Puerto Rico, Saturday, June 18, 2016. Photo©Carlos Giusti AP/SIPAIn the early hours of Sunday, June 12, 2016, the world woke up to the gruesome news of the worst mass shooting in US history. A lone gunman walked into a gay nightclub in Orlando killing 49 people and injuring 53 more. He himself was shot and killed by a rescue SWAT team.

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Translating SDGs into African languages

Ntiokam Divine. Photo©Africa RenewalAs Ntiokam Divine from Cameroon sees it, the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are high-sounding concepts crafted in the specialised parlance of development experts.

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Mozambique's tangled web of debt

People seek shade from the hot sun, but will soon feel the pinch of the aid freeze. Photo©©Sven Torfinn/PANOS-REAThe ruling party is struggling to convince voters and bankers that it can clean up the government's books and hold former regime members to account.

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Seeking stability in Somalia's election season

President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud shows no pre-election nerves. Photo©©Ilyas A. Abukar/AU UN IST PHOTOElection-planning disagreements, backroom dealings and insecurity are among the threats to peaceful national polls planned for August.

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