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After the first century, all eyes on the next in Nigeria

The country is still healing from its civil war, 45 years on. Photo©Romano Cagnoni/Getty ImagesA new book by journalist Richard Bourne has spurred debate about Nigeria's past and what the future could hold for the country's exploding population.

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Spotlight on Houcine Abassi

Photos© Nicolas Fauquè/CorbisTaking no side politically, this skilled trade union negotiator has become one of the most influential men in Tunisia. His role since the Arab Spring won him and three others this year's Nobel Peace Prize

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Last Word: Bailouts and begging in Harare and Athens

Photos© All rights reservedI have been watching developments in Greece with keen interest because the way the Greek bailout was handled reminded me of what Tanzania's former president Julius Nyerere once said at a function in Japan: "it is very expensive to be poor."

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African Development Bank: new chief focuses on powering Africa

Photo@ReuterspowerThe African Development Bank (AfDB) will focus in coming years on tackling Africa's chronic power shortages to try to unlock its economic potential and end its vulnerability to fluctuations in commodity prices, its new president said.

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Rwanda: Karenzi in court

Photos©Denyse Uwera/Ap/SipaThe arrest of the spy chief in London has stirred up a diplomatic storm

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The birth of South Africa's new left

As the ruling ANC prepares for its big policy conference in June, it faces another challenge – a new alliance of radical trade unionists and grass-roots activists.

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2015: A year of action on climate change

Photo©Mikkel OSTERGAARD/PANOS-REAFor climate activists, all roads lead to Paris in December 2015, where the UN Climate.

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