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A 12,000-strong UN force is a positive step, but there are still five months before it's deployed and questions remain over where the troops and funding will come from.
Egypt's military doesn't only control the political levers of power, but also the economic ones. And its involvement is getting even deeper.
Inside figures allege that the APRM is fraught with corruption and mismanagement, and that its integrity and independence have been undermined.
The World Bank's Doing Business rankings reward countries who service the needs of large-scale international business, to the detriment of the majority, and punish those that don't.
If the abduction of two Italian priests and a Canadian nun is confirmed to have been conducted by Boko Haram, it will be the Islamist militants' third kidnapping in northern Cameroon.
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.
European tax havens allow billions of dollars to leave Africa each year through hidden and corrupt means. This week's summit is an opportunity to address this problem head on.
The federal system has not been free of controversy or acrimony, but it is Nigeria's best option.
The UK government will make a full apology and investigate reparations at a surprise press conference later this afternoon.

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