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Presidential candidate fears for the “Somaliasation” of Nigeria

Opposition presidential candidate conjures up images of a failed state in Nigeria as country awaits delayed elections.

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Egypt’s new waterway: People power or pipe dream?

A unique type of popular fundraising will allow Egypt to expand the Suez canal. But is the project becoming too ambitious for the cash strapped country?

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Africa looks to step up its dispute resolution capabilities

With increased levels of investment into Africa, the number of legal disputes in the continent is also on the rise - as is the business of arbitration for countries that want to capitalise into this specialty. 

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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 seeks FDI as it steers away from hydrocarbons

The Nigerian government has recognised the need to for the country to diversify its economy beyond the volatile hydrocarbons sector - but progress is proving to be slow.

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Jobs are not enough to stop radicalisation, says report

New research seeks to debunk the assumption that simply by creating jobs governments can buy stability.

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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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Ghana’s debt: stuck in the “missing” middle?

Is Ghana being afflicted by its own rapid growth as it struggles to contain ballooning debt?  

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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.

Interview with Lord Michael Hastings

Lord Michael Hastings sits down with This Is Africa to talk about the Millennium Villages projects he has helped to spearhead across Africa.

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