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The Social Network war in Africa is on

As Google launches its new social network service « Google+ », now available to the public without invitations, facebook is trying to remain the leader by looking at emerging countries. With over 700 million regular users in the world, but barely 3 million in Nigeria, facebook knows it can now only grow where the internet is not yet easily accessible.

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Is Google good for Africa?

Photo©FOTOLIA/ ILLUSTRATION©MEHDI BENYEZZARWith an eye on its future profits, Google is investing millions to enable an army of tech-savvy young Africans to build the web from the bottom up and put their continent on the global information map

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Africa's Emerging Partners: Friend or foe?

Land grabs and exploited workers dominate the headlines, but Africa's relationship with emerging partners is more complex and will boost the continent - if states negotiate wisely       

Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 August 2012 16:37

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The challenges facing African football

Protests in Lomé against the handling of the Togolese football team. Photo: Vincent Fournier/JAFrom crumbling stadiums to corruption and declining interest in Africa’s own teams in favour of flashy European sides, there is a great deal of work to do to restore African football to the glory days of the past. ?Ponga Liwewe looks at the issues.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 31 July 2012 09:50

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FIFA in Africa

Two FIFA Presidents: Joao Havelange and Joseph Blatter. Photo: Guo Yong/Xinhua-Ntx/AFPThe international federation has been contributing to the development of African football for 25 years. The nomination of South Africa for the 2010 World Cup is one of the strongest signs of this.

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 31 July 2012 15:17

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