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Wed,23Apr2014

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South Africa's election countdown begins

EFF leader, Julius Malema said broadcaster, SABC should allow people to judge for themselves which party to vote for instead of banning advertisements”  With less than two weeks to South Africa's elections, political parties are stepping up their campaigns to win the hearts and minds of close to 26 million registered voters.

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Renewed hope as South African miners get new offer

File Photo©ReutersThere is renewed hope the three month strike in the platinum mining sector is nearing an end following a revised wage offer from mine owners.

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Mugabe's salary hike promise untenable

The Zimbabwean government may fail to meet its wage bill in the coming months, as economists warn that the economy and the country's tax base may not be able to afford a 23% increase recently awarded to public workers.

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Transport infrastructure before development

A train in Madagascar. Photo©Yosef Hadar/World BankWhile African governments and development partners are investing more in roads and rails infrastructure much more needs to be done for any meaningful socioeconomic impact to be made.

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The battle for South Africa's Soul

Photo©Radu Sigheti/ReutersWith the ruling African National Congress certain of victory in the coming national elections, attention turns to the countervailing forces within the party, and to voters who differ sharply over their country's future political direction.

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Energy: Ghana's gas processing plant at the end of the rainbow

The Kwame Nkrumah FSPO unit reflects high hopes at Jubilee. Photo©TullowAfter a series of delays and technical problems affecting the whole value chain, the state-owned petroleum company's new chief executive promises lift-off in July.

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