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African film schools: Growing our talent on native soil

Film crew at the screening of Lacking governmental support, film-makers themselves are setting up the training structures the next generation needs it's time.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 February 2012 12:09

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Nigeria: Army closes in on terror group, Boko Haram

Nigerian authorities have warned that members of Boko Haram now disguise themselves as policemen in order to launch attacks on police personnel/Photo/ReutersNigeria's army says its troops were engaged in a 10-hour gun fight with insurgents of the Islamist terror group, Boko Haram on Wednesday killing four suspects.

Last Updated on Thursday, 09 February 2012 12:01

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Ghana: Banking reforms lift economy

Ghana Cedi/Photo/ReutersA policy setting new minimum capital requirements for banks has given Ghana's economy a lift with reserves quadrupling in the last three years, the central bank said on Wednesday.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 February 2012 21:00

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Ethiopia's conundrum: A statue for Nkrumah or Selassie?

Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia (L) Dr. Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana (R)

Kwame Nkrumah's statue, which was recently unveiled at the African Union (AU) headquarters, has sparked anger amongst Ethiopian scholars, historians and

Last Updated on Thursday, 09 February 2012 19:42

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Discord at the AU

While reunited in Addis Ababa the Heads of State and government of the continent spewed their differences on the table. Differences among member states highlight a deepening fissure ahead of another voting round in Lilongwe, in June this year.

Last Updated on Friday, 10 February 2012 20:47

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ArcelorMittal: taking the long view in Liberia

A short-term price crunch has done nothing to diminish the steel giant's enthusiasm for its Liberian iron-ore operations, which began this year.

Last Updated on Thursday, 09 February 2012 12:43

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