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Sat,01Nov2014

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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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Five inconvenient truths that Ebola reveals

The Nigerian pastor T.B. Joshua is reported to have sent 4,000 bottles of his patented holy anointed water to Sierra LeoneWe must turn this Ebola crisis into an opportunity to answer some hard questions about our societies and our healthcare systems, writes Chikwe Ihekweazu, a Nigerian infectious disease epidemiologist.

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Ivorian artists and intellectuals in turmoil

A little more than three years ago 'the Battle of Abidjan' was raging and people were holed up in their homes, sick with fear. Today, life looks brighter.

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Africa's Beauty brands primped for profit

Middle-class East African women are increasingly sophisticated and demand quality cosmetic products to suit their lifestyles. Photo©Sven Torfinn/The New York Times-Redux-ReaEast Africa is one of the fastest-growing markets for beauty products and as tastes get more discerning local and international companies are cashing in.

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African Angles - No sorrow for Sarko

Former French President, Nicolas SarkozySchadenfreude sweeps a Cameroonian village as police question former French President, Nicolas Sarkozy.

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