Special Report


Another season of madness in South Africa's Soweto

Hard politics of the stomach, exacerbated by the weight of apartheid

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Omar al-Bashir gets Chinese-built presidential palaceBy ANDREW HARDING | Wednesday, January 28  2015 at  10:01

The date of the opening ceremony is unlikely to be a coincidence. PHOTO | AFP |

A house that shows the shifting balance of foreign interest in Africa

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Uganda sued in landmark medical 'brain drain' caseBy AMY FALLON | Tuesday, January 27  2015 at  10:45

Raymong Mwesiga, shown in Kampala on January 23, 2015, has drawn attention to Uganda's increasingly overstretched health care system after his sister died following a car crash. The same overstretched system wants to "loan" health workers to Trinidad and Tobago. PHOTO | AFP |

Should an overstretched health system 'export' medics to the Caribbean?

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Ebola vaccine trials excite West AfricaBy TAMBA JEAN MATTHEW | Sunday, January 25  2015 at  18:52

Mariatu Kagbo, an Ebola team volunteer. News of a trial vaccine have excited west Africa. PHOTO | FILE |

Why there is a lot more hope in the Ebola-hit region this time around

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The soldiers without enough weapons to fight jihadistsBy WILL ROSS | Friday, January 23  2015 at  12:27


The ugly truth of Nigeria's battle against terrorism

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Africa Cup of Nations: Does size matter?By PIERS EDWARDS | Tuesday, January 20  2015 at  16:05

Cape Verde - known as the Blue Sharks - are ranked 40th in the world. PHOTO | BBC |

Cape Verde, Burkina Faso and Zambia prove that football is not just about size

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