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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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Booming middle class brings challenges, too

There are now over half a billion people in Asia who can be called middle-class, according to a new report by Ernst & Young.

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Africa's Internet divide

Photo©ReutersCustomers in Africa often pay ten times more than those in Europe for broadband access, the ITU says.

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Oil, Liberia's hope for development

Photo©ReutersWhile oil could potentially accelerate the country's development, Liberians also remember that mismanagement of its forestry, gold and diamonds resources was one of the causes of the last war.

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South Sudan: A young nation divided

The SPLA army regained control of oil-rich Unity State in January. Photo©Andreea Campeanu/ReutersThe rivalry between the president and former vice-president engulfed the country in violence in December, and shows little sign of abating.

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