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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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Sierra Leone is in the process of reviewing contracts - Mansaray

Alhaji Minkailu Mansaray Minister of mines and mineral resources, Sierra Leone. Photo©Gemma WareAlhaji Minkailu Mansaray, Sierra Leone's Minister of mines and mineral resources, explains how the Freetown government is establishing new mechanisms for transparency using a five-year renegotiation window.

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Nomvula Paula Mokonyane - A Zuma loyalist and campaign leader

Nomvula Paula Mokonyane premier, Gauteng province/Photo©V. NHLAPO/SOWETAN/GALLO IMAGES/GETTYNomvula Paula Mokonyane is known by gender and civil society activists as 'Mama Cash' thanks to her generous contributions to provincial organisations.

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