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Thu,23Nov2017

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Liberia Presidential hopeful: "Sometimes we didn’t follow through"

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As October elections approach, Liberia's vice-president Joseph Boakai is hopeful of winning the presidency, but is caught in a tough scramble to convince Liberians he embodies change

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Start-ups: Getting owned

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For all the goodwill generated by star start-ups like M-Pesa and M-Kopa, Kenyan innovators are still selling out to foreign money too early. Major players in the tech scene are trying to change this

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Is Africa’s development an illusion?

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As the continent’s major economies begin to recover from the commodity crunch, how inclusive is its growth? Panellists laid out the arguments at The Africa Report Debate, on the sidelines of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation’s African governance weekend in Marrakech in early April

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Galamsey gamble

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Ghana's government wants to tackle unregulated small-scale mining as a means to reassure big foreign miners and to create jobs, but the mining industry feeds into criminality and environmental despoliation. The clock is ticking for the new government to find solutions that work for actors big and small

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Is feminism un-African?

In March, Nigerian novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie published Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions, to much acclaim. But some Africans argue that the feminist movement is a Western import.

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Ethiopia: Regional powerhouse

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Ethiopia is looking to sell electricity to fund its own ambitious infrastructure projects. Fortunately, its  neighbours are queuing up to buy its megawatts

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