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Fri,20Oct2017

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ALP Urey

As Liberia's general elections closes in 10 October 2017, farmer and political leader of the All Liberian Party (ALP) Benoni W. Urey says he wants to “build a middle class in Liberia by investing in Liberian businesses and empowering Liberians to be self-sufficient through agriculture”

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Egypt: We can't ignore the impact of the regional situation - President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi

Abdel Fattah al-Sisi President, Egypt. Photo©Brendan Smialowski/AP/SIPAWith the strength of political Islam in the region, Egypt's President says democracy and human rights must be balanced against concerns for security.

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Ethiopia: We're growing fast, but it's not enough

Tedros Adhanom Foreign affairs minister, Ethiopia. Photo©Austin Thomason/University of MichiganAfter a hectic three months dealing with conflicts and negotiating with investors across Africa, Asia and Europe, Tedros Adhanom explains his country's diplomatic strategy.

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Nigerian infrastructure minister contends with years of under-funding

Nigeria's new minister for works, Babatunde Fashola, was previously governor of heavyweight Lagos state. Photo©ReutersNigeria's new minister for works, power and housing will focus on improving road connections between states, but said much more funding was needed to pay contractors to finish stalled projects across the country.

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South Africa: We need a person who will arrest Jacob Zuma - Julius Malema

Julius Malema, Commander-in-chief, Economic Freedom Fighters. Photo©Daniel Boshoff for TARTo judge by the reaction of the ruling African National Congress, the militant tactics of Julius Malema and the EFF are hitting their targets. In this exclusive interview, Malema explains why he is pressing President Jacob Zuma to repay state funds spent on his Nkandla homestead.

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Profile: Mozambique President elect - Filipe Nyussi

Filipe Nyussi, President of Mozambique. Photo©Sergio Costa/AFPIn Mozambique the ruling party's relatively unknown presidential candidate won the October elections without much surprise. So far in politics, he has played tough with the opposition and toed the party line.

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