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Thu,30Oct2014

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Africa's woes blamed on leadership crisis

Despite its natural wealth, Africa is home to the world's most impoverished and abused people. Photo©ReutersA group of Ghanaians say the current crop of the continent's leaders are failing because they are still tied to the apron strings of the "colonial masters", giving them negative account of their own countries to secure financial or technical aid.

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Travel restrictions not solution to contain Ebola - Ban Ki Moon

Photo©ReutersUnited Nations' Secretary General, Ban Ki Moon has questioned some countries' decisions to impose travel restrictions on Ebola affected countries.

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Nigeria's game of thrones

Photo© Afolabi Sotunde/Reuters/Photo Montage: Christian Kasongo for TARVeteran politicians regard national elections as monumental, epoch-changing events, often reaching into history for parallels such as power struggles in the Yoruba kingdoms or Shakespeare's history plays. This time they are not exaggerating, judging by the build up to the Nigerian elections due next February.

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Peace talks: Is the Nigerian government really negotiating with Boko Haram?

A leading Islamic scholar has warned that the Nigerian government could be negotiating with fake representatives of terrorist Islamist group, Boko Haram.

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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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Investment: Coming to a TV screen near you

Photo©EPA/DAI KUROKAWA/EPA/CORBISThe living rooms of Nigeria and Kenya are the focus of a scramble for market share by production and distribution companies as the number of TV households multiplies.

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