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Mon,27Feb2017

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Spoken word: Poetry’s cool in the desert

Photos© All rights reservedPerformance poetry has come out of the shadows in the Namibian capital, Windhoek

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Fear and shooting, a South African nightmare

Photos© All rights reservedMy mother lives about four hours away from Umpqua Community College in Oregon, the most recent site of a mass shooting in the US.

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African survey sees corruption rising in South Africa

Photo©ReutersThe majority of South Africans believe corruption is on the increase in the country in line with trends in the rest of Africa, a new survey has revealed.

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Climate Change: Africa fights for a deal

World leaders listen to an address by Pope Francis on 25 September before adopting the SDGs at the United Nations headquarters, NY. Photo©UN/Cia PakAs African leaders, climate change experts and scholars understand it, the climate change agreement currently being negotiated and expected to be adopted in Paris is an opportunity to emphasise the link between climate and development.

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Last Word: Bailouts and begging in Harare and Athens

Photos© All rights reservedI have been watching developments in Greece with keen interest because the way the Greek bailout was handled reminded me of what Tanzania's former president Julius Nyerere once said at a function in Japan: "it is very expensive to be poor."

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Travel: Cote d'Ivoire's capital, Abidjan à la carte

Bankers and ministers are heading to Côte d'Ivoire's commercial capital in May to chart a new financial path for the continent. they are not likely to make much progress on empty stomachs, so The Africa Report takes you on a tasty tour.

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Day in the life: The umpire's stake

Photos© Antoine TempéA traditional wrestling referee in Palmarin, Senegal, Sidi Diokh lost two friends 
in an illegal crossing to Spain, but he still dreams of finding a way to a better life.

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