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Fri,31Oct2014

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Kenya's Malindi, a paradise lost

Security fears have kept visitors away from Malindi’s pure white beaches. Photo©Andrew Njoroge for TARAfter three decades of mafia money and a rampant sex trade Malindi's tourist income is drying up. Will the separatists gain ground or can the town reinvent itself?

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Africa's woes blamed on leadership crisis

Despite its natural wealth, Africa is home to the world's most impoverished and abused people. Photo©ReutersA group of Ghanaians say the current crop of the continent's leaders are failing because they are still tied to the apron strings of the "colonial masters", giving them negative account of their own countries to secure financial or technical aid.

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Travel restrictions not solution to contain Ebola - Ban Ki Moon

Photo©ReutersUnited Nations' Secretary General, Ban Ki Moon has questioned some countries' decisions to impose travel restrictions on Ebola affected countries.

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Making life easy for new pay-TV platforms

Photo©ReutersSince launching in January, lagos-based Africa Media Distribution (AMD) is an example of one of the firms looking to profit from the ongoing growth in Africa's television market.

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Investment: Coming to a TV screen near you

Photo©EPA/DAI KUROKAWA/EPA/CORBISThe living rooms of Nigeria and Kenya are the focus of a scramble for market share by production and distribution companies as the number of TV households multiplies.

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Teacher training: Tapping into the graduate resource

Lindiwe Ngwenya is happy to give something back as a teacher in an informal settlement. Photo©Marc Shoul for TARTraining graduates on the job and e-learning are two ways of filling the huge gap in qualified educators.

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