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Burkina Faso: A Thousand Sankaras Come of Age
In 1987, Blaise Compaoré overthrew Sankara and took over the presidency. 27 years later, Sankara's ghost may be coming back to return the favour.
Interview: Mozambique's MDM Party Pushes for a “Third Way”
An interview with Lutero Simango, one half of the sibling double act running Mozambique's growing new political party MDM.
Protests Grow Over Addis Ababa's Expansion
Addis Ababa is growing fast and set to expand further, pitting the government against Oromo activists, seeking to protect their rights.
Poor Gambella! So Far from Addis Ababa, So Close to South Sudan
An influx of South Sudanese Nuer into Gambella in Ethiopia could destabilise the region, but the impact on long-term development is likely to be more significant.
After 34 Years of Mugabe: From Darling to Despot, and from Hope to Hunger
Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe is living proof that power corrupts, and that a cult of personality can devastate a country otherwise brimming with potential.
Guinea-Bissau: Out With the Old, in With the New?
For the first time in two decades, the divisive figure Kumba Yalá is not watching over Guinea-Bissau's elections. But his legacy of corruption and unrest remains.
Rwanda's 20 Year Miracle: "We Had Nowhere To Go But Up"
Once warring communities now live side by side and the pace of development has been awe-inspiring, argues former UK Secretary of State for International Development Andrew Mitchell.
It's Time for Africa’s Stolen Artefacts to Come Home
Africa's history has for too long laid scattered across Western museums and private collections, out of the reach of their true owners' hearts, minds and memories.
EXCLUSIVE: UK Government to Say Sorry for Colonialism
The UK government will make a full apology and investigate reparations at a surprise press conference later this afternoon.
Terrabyte Incognita: Africa Might Not Look Like You Think It Does
There is no such thing as an objective map. This was true of cave paintings, Roman tapestries, and colonialists' charts of Africa. It is also true of Google Maps.
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