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Tue,05May2015

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Nigeria's stumbling blocks and stepping stones

Nigerian author and essayist, Igoni shares a thought-provoking conversation with a friend about the fate of his country on sidelines of the famous Lagos Afropolitan Vibes, which draws swarms of the city's yuppies to an unconventional venue that has now become the arts centre par excellence.

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Kenya: After the pain, the politics

Kamukunji MP Yusuf Hassan. Photo©Siegfried Modola for TARA survivor of the Eastleigh explosion of December 2012, the MP for Kamukunji, Yusuf Hassan, seeks solutions for the migration of youths from gangs to jihadism.

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A Chinese New Year in Africa

Photo©Fernando Lavoz/ Demotix/ CorbisAs China's presence in Africa swells, Chinese New Year celebrations on the continent are growing bigger and brighter.

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Radio: Laughter in an Ivorian jam

Chuken Pat and his colleagues crack up at their own hilarious imitations of Ivorian politicians. Photo©Martin WaalboerGridlocked Abidjan commuters are letting off steam thanks to a drivetime show that pokes fun at politicians.

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Travel: The forgotten beauty of North Morocco

Photos© Riad Kalaa; Stephane Frances/ Onitworld.Net; Tondini/ Andia.fr; Marouane Photography.wordpress.comMorocco's government has poured billions of dirhams into giving the North a facelift – new bus routes, better roads, better security. When you add this to an economic boom driven by the huge Tanger-Med port complex and car factories, you have a new dynamic in a once decrepit region.

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Four charged over albino murder in Tanzania amid growing calls for action

File photo©ReutersA Tanzanian court has charged four people over the murder of an albino woman over six years ago as pressure mounts for authorities in the east African country to do more to stop the killing of albinos whose body parts are prized in black magic.

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Art: Walls without walls

Mehdi Ben Cheikh founder, Galerie Itinerrance, Paris. JOEL SAGET/AFPThe French-tunisian gallery owner goes streetside in Djerba to hit the moving target of art's new talent.

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