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Sat,20Dec2014

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Ghana shuts down witches' camp

Alleged witches gather in Kukuo village, Northern Ghana Photo©Jane Hahn/ActionAidThe government of Ghana, in a historical move, has closed down one of the many witches' camps at Bonyasi, a community in Central Gonja District in the northern part of the country, housing suspected witches for years without trial.

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Ukraine: Shifting borders for African migrants

Refugees caught trying to enter the EU await their fate at a Mukachevo detention centre. Photo©YURIY DYACHYSHYN/AFPUkraine's porous borders make it a favoured entry point to the European Union (EU) for asylum seekers.

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Climate Change: Equity, the sticking point in Lima

Photo©ReutersDecisions in Lima on many of issues will determine whether the new climate agreement in discussion will have the backbone to keep global warming within a manageable range. And with equity seeking its place at the negotiating table, the tone is now set for global action on climate change from 2020.

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Cinema Black and white

Black director Zee Ntuli’s first film Hard to Get opened this year’s Durban film festival. Photo©NFVFA new fund and an incentive scheme will help redress the racial imbalance in South African film financing.

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Kenya's Malindi, a paradise lost

Security fears have kept visitors away from Malindi’s pure white beaches. Photo©Andrew Njoroge for TARAfter three decades of mafia money and a rampant sex trade Malindi's tourist income is drying up. Will the separatists gain ground or can the town reinvent itself?

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Making life easy for new pay-TV platforms

Photo©ReutersSince launching in January, lagos-based Africa Media Distribution (AMD) is an example of one of the firms looking to profit from the ongoing growth in Africa's television market.

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Teacher training: Tapping into the graduate resource

Lindiwe Ngwenya is happy to give something back as a teacher in an informal settlement. Photo©Marc Shoul for TARTraining graduates on the job and e-learning are two ways of filling the huge gap in qualified educators.

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