Special Report


When diplomats took Somalia on a date to New York

Talking constitutional mandates, federal units and other serious issues

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From refugees to anti-nukes, Nobel Peace Prize bets are on By PIERRE-HENRY DESHAYES | Wednesday, October 7  2015 at  10:46

Eritrean priest Mussie Zerai poses in front of Saint Peter's basilica on October 4, 2015 in Vatican. Father Zerai is among the nominees for the Nobel Peace Prize for his work with migrants and refugees from Africa and middle east who try to cross the Mediterranean sea risking their lives. PHOTO | AFP |

Some watchers agree that the honours could go to those working to ease the migrant crisis

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Sisi supporters smell victory ahead of Egypt electionBy TONY GAMAL-GABRIEL | Tuesday, October 6  2015 at  13:17

Egyptian president Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi during in Cairo on October 5, 2015. PHOTO | FILE |

Phased voting will be held over six weeks starting on October 17

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Kenya National Theatre: Space versus contentBy HAMIS MKOKOTENI | Sunday, October 4  2015 at  11:52

The Kenya National Theatre. PHOTO | FILE |

A contested cultural venue

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How Ethiopia has cracked down on people smugglersBy EMMANUEL IGUNZA | Friday, October 2  2015 at  12:51

Metema, in Ethiopia's north-west. It was once a people smuggler's paradise. PHOTO | BBC |

A massive awareness campaign and a mix of other tricks against illegal migration

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