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Nigeria's litmus test poll

Governor Kayode Fayemi (APC) goes for the thinking man’s vote. Photo©Ehi EmhonyonWith a contentious past, and vocal in its criticism of President Jonathan's government, there is more at stake in Ekiti State than just the governor's seat. The Africa Report goes on the campaign trail.

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Moulay Hicham, Morocco's rebel prince

Moulay Hicham King Mohammed VI’s cousin and the third in line to the Moroccan throne. Photo©SAMUEL KIRSZENBAUM/MODDSKing Mohammed VI's cousin and the third in line to the throne has written a scathing book about the need ford democratization in Morocco, but critics say that he benefits greatly from the monarchy.

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African Angles: That age-old Hypocrisy over Ukraine

Anti-Yanukovich protesters wave a Ukranian flag atop a Ukranian Army Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC) outside the parliament building in Kiev February 27, 2014. Activists gathered outside parliament in Kiev as deputies vote for a new national unity government to govern the country until elections in May. Photo©ReutersThe US government is stuck in a Cold War mentality and using Ukraine for its own geopolitical goals.

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The fight against dirty money goes global

When government appears unconcerned about corruption and illicit financial flows, citizens must find other ways to be heard, as in this striking street art in Nairobi’s central business district. Photo©Thomas Mukoya/ReutersTrade mispricing, money laundering and tax evasion are stripping more than $50bn a year from African state revenue. So says a detailed, new United Nations report coordinated by South Africa's Thabo Mbeki.

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EU-Africa Summit: All roads lead to Brussels

Europe remains a goal for thousands of migrants ready to risk their lives to leave Africa. Photo©Juan Medina/ReutersThe topics of trade, aid and security are all on the table at the EU-Africa summit on 2-3 April. African negotiators worry about tariff protection, migration issues and financing peace-keeping missions.

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Towards a UN-AU division of labour - Haile Menkerios

Haile Menkerios - Head of the United Nations Office to the African Union. Photo©Michael Tsegaye for TAR UN special representative Haile Menkerios talked to The Africa Report about peace enforcement in Africa and the dynamics of the crisis in South Sudan.

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Me-tooism approaches payback time - Hannibal

If your neighbours get a cheap loan to build their new railway, you are going to want one too. But Hannibal cannot help worrying about the flush of 'me-tooism' behind the flurry of African countries heading to the international sovereign debt markets.

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