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Not a lot is known about the drugs trade in Mozambique, but the evidence suggests it is becoming a popular transit point for traffickers.
Libya's sovereign wealth fund has filed a bribery case against French bank Société Générale, adding to its $1 billion lawsuit against Goldman Sachs.
For the canny Museveni, the controversy over gay rights is not a moral issue but a political opportunity. And in this political chess game, he has so far outmanoeuvred everyone.
Sierra Leone has a reputation for being open and democratic, but on the issue of human rights and mining, few have spoken out. The brave Sallu Conteh was one of the few who did.
In recent months, opposition ministers have been sacked, violence by the ruling party's youth wing have increased, and controversial constitutional reforms have been proposed.
A Congolese MP is leading the latest bid to criminalise homosexuality, but he will have to deal with a counter-campaign by LGBT activists and health workers if he is to be successful.
The ICC has found Congolese militia leader Germain Katanga guilty of war crimes but acquitted him on charges of sexual violence and of using child soldiers.
Business best practice and industry self-regulation could prove useful in improving working conditions, but they will never be enough. There are three main reasons why.
Disunity within Tanzania's ruling party could be a cause for frustration, but it could also lead to some positive soul-searching.

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