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Six African states among top 2011 MDGs performers

The 2011 Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) report placed six African countries among the top ranking performers.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 March 2012 12:31

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Fallen Queens: Libya's "desperate housewife"

altMourning a husband and three sons, former First Lady of Libya, Safia Gaddafi has been living in exile outside the Algerian capital, since the overthrow of the Gaddafi regime in. 

Last Updated on Thursday, 08 March 2012 19:23

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Fallen Queens: Egypt's prison visitor

altThere was a time when ministers kissed her hand, because she was the First Lady of Egypt. Today, gala-dinners and international conferences are but a distant memory, as Suzanne Mubarak multiplies her visits to hospitals, prisons and courts. 

Last Updated on Thursday, 08 March 2012 19:20

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Fallen Queens: Tunisia's femme fatale

altA little more than a year after the fall of the Ben Ali regime in Tunisia's Arab Spring, former First Lady, Leïla Trabelsi, is living a comfortable life in exile in Saudi Arabia.

Last Updated on Friday, 09 March 2012 00:15

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Tweeting all over Africa

Twitter came of age in Africa in 2011, according to a study by Portland Communications and Tweetminster of geo-located tweets from the continent.

Last Updated on Thursday, 08 March 2012 13:14

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Footballer Eto'o launches Africa's fifth MVNO

Woman in telephone store in Nairobi/ photo/ reutersPiggyback operators named for brands or even celebrities could be big business in Africa Cameroonian football star Samuel Eto'o has become the first African celebrity to launch his own mobile brand.

Last Updated on Thursday, 01 March 2012 15:26

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