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Think Africa Press' Top 10 Most Read Articles from 2013

Booze, goths, how (not) to save the world, and some of the other things you've been reading about this year.
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Hundreds of women protest in South Africa around the Durban Climate Change conference. Photograph by Ainhoa Goma/Oxfam.

It's been another eventful year for Africa, to open with a cliché. There have been a dozen elections, a couple of coups (if you count Egypt), a handful of international interventions, countless big development deals, and the world mourned as Nelson Mandela passed away.

However, from the looks of it, it hasn't been the big headline events that have necessarily been grabbing your attention. Below, we've compiled our ten most read articles from 2013, and the result is a wonderfully eclectic mix of pieces on subjects from Robert Mugabe's online nemesis, to what African feminists taught the world, to the unlikely country dominating Africa's mining sector (you'll never guess which). So take a look below for a run-down of what you've been reading and sharing most this year, in descending order:

1) Baba Jukwa vs. Mugabe: The Man on Facebook Standing Up to Zimbabwe's PresidentRebecca Regan-Sachs
2) A Day in the Life of a Kenyan GothRowan Emslie
3) Trouble Brewing: Africa and Alcohol Problems Luke Lythgoe
4) How African Feminism Changed the World Aili Mari Tripp
5) What will Uhuru's Election Mean for Kenya's Asians?Jonathan Kalan
6) Poverty Has a Creation Story: Let's Tell It Martin Kirk, Joe Brewer
7) Can Feel-Good Activism Save the World?James Wan
8) Corruption in Africa: It Takes Two to TangoPhillippa Lewis
9) How Canada Dominates African MiningTravis Lupick
10) Exit Eritrea: How Could it all End for Isaias Afewerki?Andy Ryan

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