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Fri,29Apr2016

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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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Tough Times Need Tough Solutions - Nhlanhla Nene

Nhlanhla Nene, South Africa’s minister of finance©Julian GoldsWain for TARNene talks to The Africa Report about the need to create jobs, finance infrastructure and reduce the budget deficit, while outlining why a new development bank for the BRICS economies will benefit Africa most.

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Al-Shabaab is on the back foot - Somali Prime minister

Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed. Photo©WWW.MICHAELTSEGAYE.COMPrime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed talks to The Africa Report about the international fight against Somali-based Islamist rebels and the government's difficulties in re-establishing stability.

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