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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.

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Zambia copper disputes reflect wider unease in African mining

The ‘supercycle’ is over and miners globally are looking to cut back some $20bn - at odds with the Zambian government’s efforts to to take a greater share in mining profits.

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Can corporate scientific responsibility work in Africa?

Policies must correct the numbers of qualified but industrially irrelevant graduates in Africa before the youth bulge turns into a curse.

IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde in Kigali, Rwanda
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“Radical” rethink of development practices needed to reach poorest, says report

“For too many poor people, the question is not whether they will have access to services by 2015 or even 2030, but by 2090 or even later.”

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Accelerated trials roll out Ebola vaccine candidates in west Africa

Vaccines against Ebola are being rolled out at an unprecedented rate in response to the epidemic in west Africa - but with the rate of infection already falling, is it too little, too late?

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Church business goes digital in Africa

Africa has the world’s fastest growing Christian population, and now churches are reaching out to followers through digital apps.

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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.”

Global Goals will fail without climate pact

Professor Sir Gordon Conway talks to This Is Africa about why a binding climate agreement at COP21 in December will be essential to fulfilling the new UN-led Sustainable Development Goals.

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