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Sun,19Nov2017

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Liberia: Land rights to cement Sirleaf's legacy

Liberian President, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. Photo©ReutersIn Liberia, many rural communities are on edge as encroaching economic development projects that force families off their land continue to worry the countryside. But this could pave the way for the West African country to address the emotive land tenure issue and empower its people.

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Manufacturing? We need more than that

DeamOval Limited chief executive officer, Derrydean Dadzie reckons manufacturing alone cannot be the panacea to Ghana's current economic woes.

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Nana Aba Anamoah: In defense of the truth

File Photo©ReutersIn an internet world where our lives play in front of everyone's mirror, information is proving itself as an out-of-control, feral reflection accessible by all. A click is all it takes to make or break. Yet many continue to downplay the dangers of the ever-blurring line between public and private, like popular Ghanaian journalist and news anchor, Nana Aba Anamoah, who appears to have paid a price that has divided the internet community.

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Land Degradation Neutrality and a new Fund to advance the concept

Ethiopia's Afar pastoralists face deepening poverty because they have lost access to their richest traditional rangelands. File photo©ReutersA new catch phrase, "Land Degradation Neutrality", is being brought into play with increasing prominence, with the intention of using the concept to ensure continued ecosystem functionality, broadly speaking. Yet what it delivers potentially locks communities out of their own lands and ultimately provides a licence for unfettered degradation.

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Hunger strike: The Angola clock that doesn't stop

Aline Frazão is an Angolan singer. Photo©All Rights ReservedAt midnight on the 21st of September four Angolan political prisoners began a hunger strike.

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The Promises and Perils of Democracy in Africa

Eva M. Clayton. Photo©livingstongroupdc.comThe Obama Administration along with other American leadership, especially my former colleagues of the Congressional Black Caucus, have a duty to the birthplace of humanity, writes Eva M. Clayton, former representative of the U.S. House of Representatives for the state of North Carolina.

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