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Fri,24Nov2017

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Lest we forget #biringbackourgirls

Photo©ReutersWhen all the end of year parties are over, the prospect of a New Year in the hearts of many enlists a desire to hope and achieve.

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Terror amid Africa Rising

Photo©ReutersBoko Haram is as critical a threat to world peace as ISIL is, and by not treating it as such the world is doing itself a grievous disservice.

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Eskom's energy saving sarcasm

Photo©Screenshot YouTubeIn the midst of a gripping electricity shortage, South Africa's power utility appears at a loss on how to handle the crisis. The company's utopian view of South African society, which is glaringly obvious in its media communications, comes at the expense of the very people it is targeting. Writes Sarah Bracking.

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Climate Change: Africa bites the dust in Lima

The Lima text was accepted by all parties - after the Africa group was conveniently excluded from consultations on a particular version of the text - even though it did not adequately address key issues that deadlocked the talks and the entire course of the discussion on the Durban Platform.

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In election season, worry looms over Tunisia's state banking trio

File Photo©ReutersAfter a vote to recapitalise Tunisia's ailing state banking trio bites the dust, enter the next stage of the saga: pass the buck to the next parliament.

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Last word: The way of the dragon?

Mwangi Kimenyi and John Mbaku are director and non-resident senior fellow respectively at the Brookings Institution’s Africa Growth Initiative. Photo©All Rights ReservedAfter more than 50 years of independence, African countries remain embroiled in the controversy over which political model – democracy or authoritarianism – to adopt in order to enhance economic and human development.

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