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Mandela Fellows: Pathway to Africa's economic growth is inclusion

Aurelie Adam Soule, Mandela Washington fellow from Benin. Photo©FacebookMandela Washington Fellowship for young African leaders' initiative has concluded a three-day regional conference in Ghana, with a call on African leaders to pursue inclusive financial, social and digital policies to quicken the continent's development pace.

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Terrorism or internal conflicts? Scrambling for solutions

Boko Haram. File photo©AP/SIPAWith the emergence of groups like Boko Haram in Nigeria, and the spread of Somalia's Al-Shabaab attacks into Kenya and Uganda, many are asking whether terrorism is becoming the dominant mode of conflict across Africa.

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Big and small affairs at the second day of the AfDB's Annual Meeting

Sierra Leonean Kelvin Doe built his own radio station out of electronics waste at age 13 The African Development Bank's (AfDB) Annual Meeting in Lusaka got its official start on its second day and confirmed the principle that big personalities mean big waiting around.

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AfDB Lusaka meeting off to a very Rwandan start

AfDB President Akinwumi Adesina. Photo©ReutersThe first day of the African Development Bank's Annual Meeting in Lusaka hit on the major themes that president Akinwumi Adesina has been pushing in his first term.

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Finance: Morocco cuts 2016 growth forecast, to renegotiate IMF credit line

Moroccan Minister of Economy and Finance Mohamed Boussaid. Photo© Sait Serkan Gurbuz/AP/SIPAMorocco has cut its economic growth forecast for this year to less than 2 percent from 3 percent, after the cereal harvest suffered its worst drought in three decades, the finance minister said on Monday.

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Egypt's neighborhoods under the radar

A clothes trader returns to the street after fleeing from police with his merchandise. Jacquet Vinciane for TARA foray into the chaotic world of Cairo's street traders, threatened by the march of real-estate developers.

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