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Mugabe mocks Gaddafi

Mugabe says Gaddafi made no investments in Zimbabwe except four camels/Photo/ReutersPresident Robert Mugabe on Thursday mocked the fallen Libyan strongman Muammar Gaddafi saying he invested heavily in Western capitals but only doled out camels in Africa.

Last Updated on Friday, 09 December 2011 11:07

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‪Africa in 2012: Afro-Med transitions, markets and politics‬

When Abeokuta's son and playwright Wole Soyinka called Italians "white Nigerians" he may not have had in mind Rome's billionaire prime minister Silvio...

Last Updated on Friday, 02 December 2011 18:31

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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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