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Hamadoun Touré, Presidential candidate, Mali: From Smart Africa to smart politics?

AP PhotosThis urbane polyglot champion of the digital revolution in Africa is not an obvious insurgent politician, but Hamadoun Touré insists it is time  to retire Mali’s political class. 

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Migration: Niger at a crossroads

 

Giacomo ZandoniniThe Africa Report examines the EU’s efforts to tamp down migration to its shores by pouring hundreds  of millions of euros into an African country with  a poor governance record and high rates of poverty

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Investing in Benin: An increasingly favourable business environment

Presidency of the republic of BeninPublic-private partnerships, budget transparency, supporting competitiveness... The State is stepping up measures to encourage the private sector to invest 
in Benin.

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Tunisia's president says PM should quit if crisis continues

Tunisian Prime Minister Youssef Chahed takes notes during the opening session of the Opportunities For All economic conference in Marrakech, Morocco, Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018. Photo: Mosa'ab Elshamy/AP/SIPATunisia's president called on Sunday for Prime Minister Youssef Chahed to step down or seek a confidence quote if the country's political and economic crisis continues, withdrawing his support for the premier, who has clashed with the president's son.

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Tunisia tourism revenues jump as Europeans return

Tourists enjoy on the beach of the Tunisian hotel where foreign tourists were massacred in 2015, as it reopens Tuesday May 2, 2017 in Sousse. Photos; Sami Toukef/AP/SIPATunisia's tourism revenues grew by 40 percent in the first half of 2018 compared to the same period last year, the government said Thursday, driven by a strong return of European tourists three years after they were targetted in militant attacks.

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Deaths surpass 1,000 this year after surge in attempts to cross Mediterranean, IOM says

A child has a light moment aboard the Open Arms aid boat, of Proactiva Open Arms Spanish NGO, Sunday, July 1, 2018, the day after being rescued from a rubber dinghy off the Libyan coast. Photo: Olmo Calvo/AP/SIPAMore than 1,000 people have drowned in the Mediterranean this year sailing from Libya to Europe, with a rush in the past few days to beat an anticipated crackdown by the European Union, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said on Monday (July 2).

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