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Tue,03May2016

The Question

Should the AU give 'cling-on' presidents the red card?

After condemning the violence in Burundi and voting to send in a peace- keeping force, in January the African Union caved in to Pierre Nkurunziza, whose third term as president is the cause of the country's unrest.

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Is today's African popular music too obscene?

In November 2015 Franko's hit single 'Coller La Petite' was banned in part of Cameroon for promoting incest, while in May Ugandan singer Jemimah Kansiime spent five weeks in prison for an 'obscene' music video.

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Should Africa do the economic heavy lifting on climate change?

The Paris talks about a new global climate deal will start up in late November. The 2009 Copenhagen summit yielded little to help Africa adapt to changing weather patterns, so governments may have to look for new strategies.

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Is an African Silicon Valley a pipe dream today?

Kenya is building a multi-billion-dollar techno city to provide jobs for 200,000 people. Can the world's youngest continent overtake the Californian cluster that began when our democracies were still in diapers?

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Are gay rights a luxury in Africa?

As of 1 July, Mozambique decriminalised homosexuality in its new penal code, legalising same-sex relationships. But more than 30 African countries still have anti-gay laws including in Nigeria, where a bill signed in 2014 contains penalties of up to 14 years in prison and bans gay marriage.

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Are Africa's wealthiest doing enough to help the continent?

Africa's richest give an estimated US$7bn every year to charity, says a 2014 report by the African Grantmakers Network; but the figures also hint that giving is unbalanced among those who can afford to make a difference.

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Are Africa's richest pulling their weight?

Our question this month wonders whether are Africa's A-listers are doing enough to help the continent?

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