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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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Brazil's Lula continues to be the president

Luiz Inácio ‘Lula’ da Silva Former President of Brazil. Photo©ReutersDespite stepping down from office in January 2011, Lula has maintained his influence on domestic politics and the international scene.

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Tanzania: Joseph Sinde Warioba and the Union

Joseph Sinde Warioba. Photo©RobertoKanda.blogspot.frJoseph Sinde Warioba, Tanzania's former Prime Minister has fallen foul of President Jakaya Kikwete after surveying what people want from a new constitution. Based on his findings, he proposed a three-tiered government.

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Democratic Republic of Congo: Elections are a luxury item - Prime Minister

Prime minister since May 2012, Matata Ponyo sees himself as a reformer: will his pragmatism pay off? Photo©AFPPrime Minister Augustin Matata Ponyo Mapon talks candidly to The Africa Report about democracy, the country's recent economic performance and negotiations with the M23 rebels.

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