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Africa in 2012: Egypt's brothers and arms for change

Graffiti has appeared in Cairo supporting the ruling Supreme Council of the Armed Forces/Photo/ReutersThe military and the Muslim Brotherhood hold the keys to Egypt's prolonged political transition after the downfall of President Hosni Mubarak in...

Last Updated on Friday, 02 December 2011 18:36

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Surprises in Egypt polls

An Islamist dominated Egyptian parliament expected/Photo/ReutersEarly election results trickling have shown a surge in the Islamist vote in some of Egypt's most liberal areas. With a majority of the conservative areas yet to vote, Egypt's unsettled parliamentary debate on a new constitution faces a new challenge.

Last Updated on Friday, 02 December 2011 12:08

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Libya to treat African investments on purely economic basis - Nayed

"After so long of not knowing what they own and after so much sacrifice, Libyans' expectations are high," Rafik Nayed
, Acting chief executive of Libyan Investment...

Last Updated on Friday, 02 December 2011 18:41

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Homo Urbanus Africanus and Change

The Plateau district of Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire/Photo/ReutersIn 1950, there were 20 million city dwellers in Africa. Today the number has gone up to 400 million and in 2050 it is projected that there will be more than a billion people.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 07 December 2011 00:32

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Egypt's million man march to Tahrir Square

Protestors called for a “Million Man March” on Friday/Photo/ReutersThe frontline of the second phase of the Egyptian revolution, calling for the end of military rule and for a swift transition to a civilian government, ran along the barricades of Mohammed Mahmoud St in Cairo.

Last Updated on Thursday, 01 December 2011 18:31

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Libya and AU: Renewing ties

Jean Ping, AU chairman, has since given the new Libyan cabinet his backing and committed to opening a new liaison office in Tripoli/Photo/ReutersThe African Union and the new Libyan government are en route to renewing formal ties after the fall of Muammar Gaddafi, but it is not clear what role the union will be playing

Last Updated on Friday, 02 December 2011 12:17

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