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Nigeria: There is so much hype - Nasir El-Rufai

Nasir el-Rufai Former minister for the federal capital territory, Nigeria/Photo©All Rights ReservedThe former minister for the federal capital territory Nasir El-Rufai has been a constant critic of current president Goodluck Jonathan. In this interview, he applauds a major opposition merger, arguing that a mix of the wisdom of the older generation and the dynamic energy of the youth will enhance governance.

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Lalao Ravalomanana: Madagascar's ex first lady, an undaunted presidential candidate

Lalao ravalomanana, former first lady of Madagascar, is a candidate in the pending presidential elections/Photo©RivaPressThe wife of the former president is one of the frontrunners in the 23 August elections, but her husband's role in the campaign remains ambiguous.

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Ethiopia's old guard hangs on as new guard rises

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus (1), Azeb Mesfin (2), Bereket Simon (3)/Photo© REX FEATURES/REX/SIPA; SIMON MAINA/AFP; LANDOV/MAXPPPPrime Minister Meles's death in August 2012 has left the field open to those seeking to control the ruling EPRDF.

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Peacekeeping is not enough - Ethiopian PM, Hailemariam Desalegn

Hailemariam Desalegn Prime Minister, Ethiopia/Photo©BRUNO LEVY FOR TheAfricaReportWearing twin hats as AU Assembly chair and Ethiopian prime minister, Hailemariam expounds his views on resolution of the conflict in Mali as well as his country's economic plans.

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South Africans are desperate for change - Mamphela Ramphele

Leader of Agang, Mamphela RampheleA leader of South Africa's newest political entity says citizens are desperate for change amid corruption and patronage, but they are not comfortable raising such concerns.

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Spotlight off as Malema's court case is postponed

Former ANC Youth League leader, Julius Malema is out on R10,000 bail and faces charges of fraud, corruption, money-laundering, and racketeering/Photo©ReutersFormer poster boy of South Africa's ruling ANC, Julius Malema will have to wait longer before having his day in court, after his case was further remanded to 20 June.

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