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Sat,18Nov2017

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Hashtags and activism as search continues for Nigeria's kidnapped girls

Photo©ReutersThe hashtag "Bring Back Our Girls" has become a global catchphrase.

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Rejoinder: On the construction of the Grand Renaissance Dam in Ethiopia

Photo©ReutersThe International Rivers Network (IRN) responds to an article that appeared on The Africa Report's website on 14 April, surrounding the Ethiopian National Panel of Experts' response to their report about the construction of the east African country's Grand Renaissance Dam (GERD).

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Canalise and Control, a South African legacy

Chris Hani was a leading figure in the anti-apartheid struggle. Photo©SABCSouth African author Heinrich Bohmke revisits life in South Africa after the assassination of Chris Hani, a leading figure in the anti-apartheid struggle. He also talks about the armed struggle response by Mandela and the ensuing crackdown. Aside from its lackluster legacy, the struggle also left a number of unanswered questions.

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Stepping stones, quagmires and capacity

The most powerful man in Africa's second-richest country is establishing new depths of ineptitude. How he expects to be taken seriously at the great international summits of 2014 is the stuff of bemused speculation.

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EU-Africa Summit: The sore case of illicit Financial Flows

Photo©ReutersWhile the origin of illicit financial flows ranges from government embezzlement to human trafficking, and from corporate tax evasion to grand corruption, the destination seems less ambiguous.

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The seeds of the privatisation of knowledge

The legalised introduction of genetically modified seeds into Uganda's ecosystem will go down as one of the most successful cases of policy by stealth in the region, if not the continent as a whole.

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