Politics

Fri,22Feb2019

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ZIMBABWE | "Certain industries need to be protected", Shingai Mutasa, Masawara Holdings

TSVANGIRAYI MUKWAZHI FOR TAR
ITW, Shingai Mutasa, Majority shareholder, Masawara Holdings
Through the prism of Sable Chemicals and the Cresta hotel group – assets he acquired in early 2018 – the Zimbabwean magnate talks about his hopes for the country’s economy and the strategies its new government must adopt

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"The World Bank and IMF are necessary evils" Julius Maada Bio, President, Sierra Leone

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The former military leader and current president talks to The Africa Report about cleaning up government, his free universal education programme and development finance

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PTW | The big 2019 governorship races

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Here are the men in the spotlight for governorship elections in five crucial geopolitical zones: the North East, South South, North West, South West and Middle Belt

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NIGERIA | Too close for comfort

Me, myself and I: Atiku Abubakar on the campaign trail - PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP

The Africa Report looks at the promises and performances of the two top contenders for the February 2019 presidential race as they trade insults, outline their platforms and rally their regional bases. For analysts on both sides the election boils down to who do people trust to get Nigeria out of its doldrums

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African migrants turn to deadly sea route as options narrow

A member of the Marine Rescue team, center, looks at a small boat with 73 would-be immigrants aboard, sailing near the port of Christianos, after arriving from Mauritania at the Canary Island of Tenerife, Spain, Tuesday, March 21, 2006. Photo: ALVARO BARRIENTOS/AP/SIPA This year has seen a spike in African migrants sailing small wooden boats 1000 miles to the Canary Islands as the European Union and African nations cut off land routes to Italy through Libya, Niger and Algeria. Migrants say the deadly passage is one of the only viable options left

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Nigeria opposition target forgotten vote

 

Nigeria former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, and current Presidential aspirant, speaks during an interview, at his residence, in Abuja, Nigeria, Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2011. Photo: Sunday Alamba/AP/SIPAThe main opposition candidate in Nigeria's upcoming elections in February has picked a running mate from the South-East region, a mostly non-voting Igbo area. 

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