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2015 a “complicated” year for elections across Africa

2015 is set be “remarkably stacked”, with nearly one in three African countries headed for major polls.

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The Electrostate

If South Africa can’t kick its addiction to cheap electricity, it needs to find new ways of feeding it.

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Nigeria: On the verge of political crisis?

A six week delay to volatile elections in Nigeria is further denting confidence in an economy already on a downward turn.

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Jonathan shifts blame for Nigeria poll delay onto electoral commission

President’s attempts to shift blame and bolster case for sacking independent commissioner could impact credibility of Nigeria’s democracy.

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Former president calls for unity through Mozambique’s fraught transition

“Nothing can substitute peace, there cannot be development without peace, and this is very obvious in the case of Mozambique.”

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Mozambique’s power shifts with new government

As the locus of power shifts from south to north in the country’s new government, new elites may scramble to control the nascent gas sector.

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Cheap oil: Who are the winners and losers in Africa?

The recent free fall in oil prices is creating winners and losers across the globe, and Africa is no exception.

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With ICC under fire, dropped charges against Kenyan president could fuel rivalries

Kenya’s president has hailed the International Criminal Court (ICC)’s decision to drop charges against him as a victory - but it could reopen divisions within the ruling coalition. 

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Why Africa’s degraded soils will cost the continent dearly

Land degradation is costing Africa billions and holding back the agriculture sector. Donors and governments need to invest in land restoration.

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Discovering potential in Tanzanian natural gas

Tanzania’s natural gas discoveries have great potential - but the government needs to provide a regulatory framework that reassures investors.

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