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Mon,20Nov2017

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Nigeria's constitutional responsibility and the criminalisation of homosexuality

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan. Photo©ReutersNigeria's same sex marriage prohibition Act, which President Goodluck Jonathan signed into law on Monday, contains penalties of up to 14 years in prison and bans gay marriage and same-sex "amorous" relationships.

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As Climate Change bites the dust, West Africa seeks solutions

West African nations are turning elsewhere—bilateral funds, public-private partnerships, and international institutions like the World Bank—to fund its climate adaptation plan. Photo©ReutersThe weather in many parts of West Africa has a special element of capriciousness—strong sun followed by hard rains and sometimes fierce storms, followed by more strong sun.

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An Open Letter to Africa's Leaders - Joaquim Chissano, former President of Mozambique

H. E. Joaquim Chissano is the former President of Mozambique and current co-chair of the High-Level Task Force for the ICPD (International Conference on Population and Development)This is a transformative moment for Africa – and indeed, for the world.

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Kenya - Being and belonging

Abdi Latif Dahir is a Somali journalist based in Nairobi and a fellow at United Press InternationalAs the clouds shied away and the airplane neared the ground, the landscape below – dry, flat and monotonous – became clear.

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Illicit financial flows are bleeding Africa

Governments must fight against trade misinvoicing, tax evasion, terrorism financing and other forms of illicit financial flows that sap the continent's strength.

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Will justice be done for victims of Côte d'Ivoire's post-electoral crisis?

Côte d'Ivoire President Alassane Ouattara accepted the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in December 2010While the tragic events that are still unfolding in Mali dominate international headlines, this tragedy should not overshadow the ongoing and equally tragic crisis in its southern neighbour, Ivory Coast.

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