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Fri,17Nov2017

The Question

Would Africa be better off if the Doha Round died?

With a new Brazilian director, Roberto Azevedo, at the head of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) preparing for a big meeting this December in Bali, some African negotiators are asking if Doha should be off the agenda.

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Should presidents enjoy immunity from prosecution?

As Zambia's former President Rupiah Banda faces corruption charges, politicians and civil society activists ask if immunity for politicians is a useful policy for developing democracies.

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Debate: Should the Vatican be moved to Africa?

Home to the fastest-growing Catholic population on the planet, Africa is a source of strength for the religion across the globe. Some suggest that the continent could play a greater role.

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Should international sanctions on Zimbabwe be lifted now?

As Zimbabwe prepares for a referendum on a new constitution in March and a general election, diplomats are reconsidering the sanctions in place on ZANU-PF politicians.

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Is the Premiership killing African football?

Manchester United games compete for viewers with local matches in African stadiums and on African television screens. Players and supporters are left wondering about the future of the sport on the continent.

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Should Africa dream of feeding Asia?

As demand for arable land in China goes up, Asian investors are buying up land in Africa on the cheap. We ask two experts whether African governments should focus on food for export. Join in the debate.

 

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Can the ANC survive another term of Zuma as president?

Amid widespread criticism of his tenure as South African president, Jacob Zuma will stand for another five-year term leading the governing ANC at its conference in Mangaung on 16-20 December, with or without challengers.

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