In Depth

Thu,17Apr2014

In Depth

Rejoinder: On the construction of the Grand Renaissance Dam in Ethiopia

Photo©ReutersThe International Rivers Network (IRN) responds to an article that appeared on The Africa Report's website on 14 April, surrounding the Ethiopian National Panel of Experts' response to their report about the construction of the east African country's Grand Renaissance Dam (GERD).

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Africa and the sick men of Europe

There is this knotty problem in European-African relations, and one side is really losing the plot.

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Transport: Aviation and Maritime reforms beckon

Aircraft on runway in Ghana. Photo©Arne Hoel/The World Bank Africa's aviation industry is beginning to pick up thanks to the continent's impressive economic growth, but with seaports infrastructure largely abandoned in many countries in Africa over the years, there is urgent need for huge investments.

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Canalise and Control, a South African legacy

Chris Hani was a leading figure in the anti-apartheid struggle. Photo©SABCSouth African author Heinrich Bohmke revisits life in South Africa after the assassination of Chris Hani, a leading figure in the anti-apartheid struggle. He also talks about the armed struggle response by Mandela and the ensuing crackdown. Aside from its lackluster legacy, the struggle also left a number of unanswered questions.

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Stepping stones, quagmires and capacity

The most powerful man in Africa's second-richest country is establishing new depths of ineptitude. How he expects to be taken seriously at the great international summits of 2014 is the stuff of bemused speculation.

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Railway: Angola's iron, snake forked tongue

A dead-end siding leads to a locomotive graveyard in Luena, Moxico Province. Photo©John GroblerAngola's rehabilitated Caminho de Ferro de Benguela has spawned government-backed construction projects and a new, Chinese, middle class. The Africa Report delves beneath the success story, where opaque deals keep far too many on the wrong side of the tracks.

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