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Fri,29May2015

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How the Nigerian electoral race was won

Photo©Pius Utomi Ekpei/AFPWith less money than its rivals, the APC poached ruling party dissidents and used technology and social media to get its message out and monitor the vote.

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Initiative for Global Development's Frontier 100 Forum

 

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Just days prior to the World Economic Forum on Africa, the Initiative for Global Development (IGD) will convene its Frontier 100 Forum on May 31 to June 2, in Cape Town, South Africa, where top international and African business leaders will put forth solutions to advancing trade and strategic investments to accelerate economic growth and alleviate poverty on the African continent.

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No time for change in Ethiopia

On an Addis street, a tiny EPRDF poster reflects its self-belief. Photos©Petterik Wiggers/Panos Pictures for TARAside from the problems associated with their own splintering and divisions, opposition parties in the 24 May elections are struggling to get their message to people too remote, afraid or busy to engage with politics.

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Burundi president's whereabouts under wraps

Embattle Burundi President, Pierre Nkurunziza. Photo©ReutersBurundi President Pierre Nkurunziza was ousted while attending a peace summit in Tanzania where he sought to defend his decision to hold onto power.

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Court actions put South Africa's Parliament under the spotlight

Speaker of Parliament, Baleka Mbete invoked Section 11 during President Jacob Zuma's State of the Nation address on February 12. Photo©ReutersA South African court has ruled that an order by the country's Speaker of Parliament to have security forces eject rowdy opposition members was unconstitutional, as the legislature increasingly finds itself under the spotlight.

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Sudan's Bashir bashes on

How tedious it must be, winning all the time. Photo©ASHRAF SHAZLY/AFPNo change at the top, and little further down either, after election shenanigans.

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South Africa's main opposition gets first black leader

Mmusi Maimane, DA Leader. Photo©DA.ORGSouth Africa's main opposition party, the Democratic Alliance (DA) has elected its first black leader as it seeks to topple the ruling African National Congress from power.

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