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Africa's big spenders, hedged bets and cushy jobs - Anansi

With South Africa's ANC officials spending as much as R1m on luxury wheels, the chorus against graft is reaching a crescendo. In Algeria, one politician is betting on President Bouteflika's full recovery. And as lord mayor of Kampala licks his wounds after his impeachment, civil societies in Gabon question a former US ambassador's new job.

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North Africa - Change, three years young

Optimistic Egyptians wait to vote on the new constitution. Photo©KHALED DESOUKI/AFPIt is now three years since the youth of Tunisia, Egypt and Libya catalysed the great upheavals of the North African uprisings.

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As Climate Change bites the dust, West Africa seeks solutions

West African nations are turning elsewhere—bilateral funds, public-private partnerships, and international institutions like the World Bank—to fund its climate adaptation plan. Photo©ReutersThe weather in many parts of West Africa has a special element of capriciousness—strong sun followed by hard rains and sometimes fierce storms, followed by more strong sun.

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Anansi - To build a better opposition

File photo©UN/Kevin JordanOpposition parties have paid too little attention to the mechanics of elections: voter registration, turnout and protecting votes during the count.

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Africa in 2064 – an Afrocentric future

illustration by emeric therondWith an African tech boom amidst continental unity and a meltdown in Europe, Stephen Chan imagines what Africa could be like in 50 years' time.

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Ghana's economy goes on trial

Mahama is facing criticism for the country’s debt problem. Photo©Rex Features/Rex/SIPAAfter the Supreme Court dismissed challenges to President Mahama's 2012 electoral victory in August, 2013, the country's combative politicians have shifted to a new battlefield. Now it is all about the economy and whether the government's great industrialisation strategy is reality or rhetoric.

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Hannibal: Much to do in frontier economies

As external markets sour, bank debts may become exposed, while US tapering of quantitative easing will make frontier markets less attractive to investors.

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